| Oct 21, 2014
| 8:42 PM
Dozens of residents sat around tables at the Spertus Institute on Tuesday night to discuss the future of Chicago's Museum Campus.
The meeting was the beginning of a broad effort to improve recreation, access, sustainability and education across the 375-...
| Oct 15, 2014
| 10:07 AM
"From ghoulies and ghosties and long-leggedy beasties and things that go bump in the night, Good Lord, deliver us," goes a traditional Scottish prayer. But at this time of year, a lot of people savor the possibility of a good fright. Several museums and...
| Oct 12, 2014
| 5:46 AM
Erika Stuebing was scheduled to put a deposit on a house in Atlanta when her boss told her she was flying to Alaska that afternoon to help rescue a day-old beluga whale that had beached itself. The senior biologist at the Georgia Aquarium landed in Seward...
| Oct 7, 2014
| 10:39 AM
This month, residents can weigh in on the future of the Museum Campus, which is the proposed site for the new Lucas Museum of Narrative Art.
The first public meeting focused on the long-range planning of the Museum Campus and sponsored by the Grant Park...
| Oct 1, 2014
| 1:41 PM
Ken Ramirez, executive vice president of animal care and training and frequent public face for Shedd Aquarium, has taken a new job with a firm that focuses on positive reinforcement animal training.
Starting Wednesday, he became executive vice president...
| Sep 29, 2014
| 3:05 PM
State fish biologists were looking for Asian carp.
What they found, last week in the North Shore Channel in Lincolnwood, was something much better: a spotted gar, an ancient fish that has never before been seen in Chicago waterways, according to...
| Sep 24, 2014
| 2:20 PM
Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Wednesday knocked down potential challenger Karen Lewis' idea to legalize and tax marijuana, saying he doesn't “think you should balance the budget by promoting recreational smoking of pot.”
The mayor's comments came...
| Sep 24, 2014
| 7:38 AM
Mayor Rahm Emanuel will host a group of Great Lakes mayors and other officials today to talk about ways to protect water resources in light of a recent algae bloom in Lake Erie that wreaked havoc with the drinking water in Toledo, Ohio.
The summit at...
| Jul 31, 2014
| 1:59 PM
The July 31 article regarding the benefits of visiting Lincoln Park Zoo was indisputably compelling. The majestic and in many instances imperiled wildlife species that are housed there are treated with the utmost compassion and respect. The staff and...
| Jul 14, 2014
Dr. Sanford R. Blum started the Blum Animal Hospital in 1951 in Lakeview and in the decades that followed made it one of the premier pet care facilities in the Chicago area.
"He always told me, 'Every time you go into the exam room, put yourself in...
| Jul 15, 2014
| 2:24 PM
Tuesday didn’t offer the greatest conditions for a dip in Lake Michigan, but Daniel Thorner, age 6, wasn’t about to let colder than normal water temperatures spoil a boating trip with his grandfather.
After returning wet and shivering to...