| 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...
| Nov 3, 2014
| 3:00 PM
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...
| Nov 13, 2014
| 10:54 AM
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...
| 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...
| Nov 18, 2014
| 9:54 AM
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...
| 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.
| Dec 30, 2014
| 10:20 AM
We haven’t been driven insane enough by Luna’s cuddly-ness to think we could ACTUALLY ask her interview questions. But RedEye got access to the next best thing—her 24-hour care staff, the people who know her best. Here’s some...