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  • RedEye Rundown: This week has been otter-ly insane

    RedEye Rundown: This week has been otter-ly insane
    Well this is awkward. This week, RedEye video editor Sean Ely is taking a staycation, so please enjoy the video of a baby otter above. Your welcome. Here's the rest of the Rundown:   >> No. 1: Otterly obsessed Illinois has a new governor after a...
  • Lack of information about Lucas' 'narrative art'

    Lack of information about Lucas' 'narrative art'
    The recently released conceptual plan for the proposed Lucas Museum of Narrative Art is distracting. It is a distraction from the real issue at hand: whether the museum — as a nascent institution — warrants a prime site on Chicago's...
  • What Clicked: Otters, politics and brand new burgers

    What Clicked: Otters, politics and brand new burgers
    Let us help you out with your case of the Mondays. Last week's most popular story just happened to be about an adorable critter at the Shedd Aquarium, but there's a side of burger news and some politics mixed in as well. There's a little something for...
  • Lucas Museum design an architectural mountain on city's lakefront

    Lucas Museum design an architectural mountain on city's lakefront
    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...
  • Shedd Aquarium's Pup 681 back for playtime

    Shedd Aquarium's Pup 681 back for playtime
    The Shedd's baby otter is back with a vengence, and this time it's personal playtime.  Pup 681, which the city collectively lost its damn mind over two weeks ago, is back in a new video released by the Shedd Aquarium Tuesday, and appears to be adjusting...
  • 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...
  • Emanuel's riverfront sign law contradicts embrace of Lucas museum

     Emanuel's riverfront sign law contradicts embrace of Lucas museum
    How can Rahm Emanuel protect the riverfront from Trump wannabes but allow Mr. "Star Wars" to nuke the lakefront? To put it another way, was it right for the mayor to bash Donald Trump for slathering a monster-sized sign on his Chicago River skyscraper,...
  • Baby orangutan Kecil gets a mother at Brookfield Zoo

     Baby orangutan Kecil gets a mother at Brookfield Zoo
    For a 10-month-old orangutan, Kecil is a pretty well-traveled guy. He was napping at Brookfield Zoo early Wednesday afternoon after a busy morning of media appearances during which Kecil ("Kuh-CHEEL") stuck to a strict no-comment policy. Curled around...
  • When State Line plant is gone, could it become home to more pollution?

    When State Line plant is gone, could it become home to more pollution?
    During its 83 years of operation, State Line Power Station was one of the top polluters in the Chicago area. Now it's being torn down, but some environmentalists fear that the site could become the site of another form of pollution — petcoke, a...
  • Lucas museum design would be a mistake on the lake

    Lucas museum design would be a mistake on the lake
    Parents will immediately recognize the design of the Lucas Museum of Narrative Art that billionaire "Star Wars" creator George Lucas wants to dump on our lakefront. It should remind parents of their toddlers who drop the ice cream from their cones on...