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  • Most schools closed as dangerous cold settles in

    Most schools closed as dangerous cold settles in
    More than 200 school districts across the area, including Chicago Public Schools, were closed Wednesday as temperatures hovered around zero at daybreak and dangerous wind chills were in the forecast for the rest of the week. For those who ventured out,...
  • Shedd Aquarium offers another cold-related free day

    Shedd Aquarium offers another cold-related free day
    During the continued cold snap Thursday, Chicago's kids will have a number of warm places to go. The Shedd Aquarium is offering Illinois residents free general admission into its original galleries. Admission to the Caribbean Reef, Amazon Rising and...
  • Lucas Museum site does not violate public trust

    Lucas Museum site does not violate public trust
    The Tribune's Jan. 4 editorial concerning the proposed Lucas Museum of Narrative Art is based on a false premise and mistaken comparisons that lead to an incorrect conclusion. Simply because the proposed museum site was formerly "submerged lake bed...
  • Rush-hour snow snarls expressways, airports

    Rush-hour snow snarls expressways, airports
    White-out conditions were reported on several expressways, and more than 400 flights were canceled at O'Hare and Midway airports, as blowing snow hit the Chicago area in time for the afternoon rush Thursday. Visibility was down to a matter of yards along...
  • Chicago 2014: This is just the beginning

    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. This time...
  • Meet Luna, the Shedd Aquarium's newly named otter pup

    Meet Luna, the Shedd Aquarium's newly named otter pup
    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...
  • Shedd reveals winning name of rescued sea otter pup

     Shedd reveals winning name of rescued sea otter pup
    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,...
  • Best of Museums 2014: The big stories, from 'Bowie' to orchids

    Best of Museums 2014: The big stories, from 'Bowie' to orchids
    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...
  • Small fire in bathroom leads to Shedd Aquarium closure

    Small fire in bathroom leads to Shedd Aquarium closure
    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...
  • George Lucas hires Crystal Bridges president to head his new museum

    George Lucas hires Crystal Bridges president to head his new museum
    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...
  • Poolside with Sea Otter Pup 681

    Poolside with Sea Otter Pup 681
    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...