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  • 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...
  • Shedd opens contest to name sea otter pup

     Shedd opens contest to name sea otter pup
    The sea pup polls are open. Chicago's cuddly ambassador of conservation — the orphaned southern sea otter pup who was rescued and brought to the Shedd Aquarium — needs a name. Since her introduction to the world last month, the pup has...
  • Keep George Lucas museum off the lake

    Keep George Lucas museum off the lake
    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. To...
  • Sea otters at the Shedd celebrate Halloween

    Sea otters at the Shedd celebrate Halloween
    Visitors to Shedd Aquarium recently might have been surprised to see the sea otters munching on what looks suspiciously like orange-colored Halloween candy. Before people get upset and complain about the negative effects of sugar on both people and marine...
  • Shedd Aquarium stingrays visit the doctor

    Shedd Aquarium stingrays visit the doctor
    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...
  • Unused cemetery land to become city nature preserve

    Unused cemetery land to become city nature preserve
    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...
  • Shedd Aquarium helps rescue orphaned baby otter

    Shedd Aquarium helps rescue orphaned baby otter
    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...
  • Shedd Aquarium takes in orphaned sea otter

    Shedd Aquarium takes in orphaned sea otter
    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...
  • 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...