| Nov 18, 2014
| 6:47 PM
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,...
| Nov 12, 2014
| 3:07 PM
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.
| 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...
| 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...
| Nov 5, 2014
| 9:03 AM
Meet Pup 681, a southern sea otter pup who was found all alone and crying on a California beach. After weeks of intensive care, the 5-week-old otter seems to be enjoying her new home at the Shedd Aquarium.
The pup was discovered on Coastways Beach in...
| Nov 6, 2014
| 5:16 AM
The Shedd Aquarium has announced the arrival of its newest inhabitant: a southern sea otter pup.
The 5-week-old otter was orphaned on a California beach, but after weeks of intensive care, Pup 681 — the name given to her by the organization that...
| Nov 7, 2014
| 9:29 AM
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...
| Nov 7, 2014
| 2:26 PM
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...
| Nov 10, 2014
| 8:15 AM
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...