| Nov 26, 2014
| 5:31 PM
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...
| Dec 1, 2014
| 8:17 AM
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...
| 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 27, 2014
| 12:33 PM
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...
| Oct 21, 2014
| 8:42 PM
Dozens of residents sat around tables at the Spertus Institute on Tuesday night to discuss the future of Chicago's Museum Campus.
The meeting was the beginning of a broad effort to improve recreation, access, sustainability and education across the 375-...
| 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 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...
| 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 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...