| Jan 3, 2015
| 4:23 AM
When Brookfield Zoo staffers learned that three of their bottlenose dolphins were pregnant, many planned their vacations early in anticipation of assisting with the births in December.
Their eagerness gave way to disappointment last month as they are...
| Dec 30, 2014
| 10:11 AM
Chicago’s animal Queen of Pop is a pup.
Sure, the title “Pop Person” technically should rule out Luna—the Shedd Aquarium’s orphaned baby sea otter—but there’s good reason to bestow the title on this furry little...
| Dec 30, 2014
| 10:20 AM
We haven’t been driven insane enough by Luna’s cuddly-ness to think we could ACTUALLY ask her interview questions. But RedEye got access to the next best thing—her 24-hour care staff, the people who know her best. Here’s some...
| Dec 29, 2014
| 2:38 PM
Welcome to RedEye’s annual look at pop-culture personalities! In the past, we’ve focused on famous faces from Lady Gaga to first lady Michelle Obama, and in 2013, we dedicated our entire issue to Chicago’s movers and shakers.
| Dec 12, 2014
| 6:16 AM
This otter puppy has a name, and you can call her Luna.
After more than a week of voting in a Good Morning America poll, voters chose Luna as the name for the 11-week old otter pup, which was orphaned in October. The announcement was made via a Google...
| Dec 12, 2014
| 1:00 PM
And she shall be "Luna."
So sayeth the people of the Internet about the former Pup 681, the Shedd Aquarium's rescued baby sea otter-turned-media superstar.
Shedd officials Friday morning revealed the winner of the Web ballot that gave Luna, 11 weeks,...
| Dec 17, 2014
| 1:04 PM
The biggest museum story in Chicago in 2014 was, of course, the one that's on the horizon. During the year, billionaire filmmaker George Lucas chose Chicago for his Lucas Museum of Narrative Art, was offered a prime lakefront site in a current Soldier...
| Nov 3, 2014
| 3:00 PM
If you expected filmmaker George Lucas to give Chicago a low-slung museum that would slip quietly into the fiercely contested ground of the city's lakefront, I have news for you: You expected wrong.
A conceptual plan for the proposed Lucas Museum of...
| Dec 6, 2014
| 3:15 PM
The Shedd Aquarium was closed Saturday afternoon after a small fire in a restroom prompted an evacuation, officials announced.
Shedd officials tweeted about 4:30 p.m. Saturday that the museum would be closed for the rest of the day. About 10 minutes...
| Nov 17, 2014
| 10:07 AM
George Lucas has anointed a new Jedi knight to head his new museum.
The "Star Wars" filmmaker has tapped the current president of the Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art in Arkansas to lead his planned Lucas Museum of Narrative Art in Chicago. Don...
| Nov 18, 2014
| 9:54 AM
On Tuesday, Nov. 18 at 12 p.m. CT, Shedd Aquarium will host a Google Hangout On Air session with the public to share the latest progress and information on rescued Sea Otter Pup 681.
You can follow along by watching the live video above or by using...