| 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...
| 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 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 22, 2014
George Lucas' proposed lakefront museum is a bad idea. A really bad idea. And not because it may be illegal, as some lakefront preservationists argue.
That is, even if the museum is perfectly legal, it is perfectly misplaced and ill-conceived.
| Oct 30, 2014
| 10:34 AM
You'd want to go to the doctor too if you spent an entire season getting touched by strangers.
The Shedd Aquarium announced Thursday that some 60 cownose stingrays that were on exhibit at the outdoor "Stingray Touch" tent have been taken inside for the...
| Oct 30, 2014
| 11:21 AM
You might be tempted to whisper "I see dead people."
That's because the graves of legendary Cubs announcer Jack Brickhouse, Oscar Mayer, ad exec Leo Burnett, Shedd Aquarium founder John Shedd and two retail giants—Richard Warren Sears and Aaron...
| 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...
| 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...
| 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.