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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...