| 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...
| Sep 29, 2014
| 3:05 PM
State fish biologists were looking for Asian carp.
What they found, last week in the North Shore Channel in Lincolnwood, was something much better: a spotted gar, an ancient fish that has never before been seen in Chicago waterways, according to...
| Sep 24, 2014
| 2:20 PM
Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Wednesday knocked down potential challenger Karen Lewis' idea to legalize and tax marijuana, saying he doesn't “think you should balance the budget by promoting recreational smoking of pot.”
The mayor's comments came...
| Sep 24, 2014
| 7:38 AM
Mayor Rahm Emanuel will host a group of Great Lakes mayors and other officials today to talk about ways to protect water resources in light of a recent algae bloom in Lake Erie that wreaked havoc with the drinking water in Toledo, Ohio.
The summit at...
| Sep 9, 2014
| 4:03 PM
The Chicago Park District has tapped acclaimed architect Jeanne Gang to help it develop a long-range plan for the Museum Campus, the district will announce Wednesday.
The plan takes on added import because Mayor Rahm Emanuel wants to give “Star...
| Aug 15, 2014
| 12:44 PM
Discovery Channel's Shark Week will never be mistaken for the video version of a scientific journal.
Tales of monster sharks and killer sharks and legendary, probably non-existent sharks predominate — what genuine shark scientists call "Shark...
| Aug 6, 2014
| 10:00 PM
Dear Mr. Lucas,
With every expectation, your name will soon enough grace a new Chicago museum.
And it's past time that you told Chicagoans — better yet, showed Chicagoans — what's going to be inside it.
We've asked to see it and share...
| Aug 8, 2014
| 8:50 AM
In the early days of the tourist boom that now has the city awash in bus-boat-foot tours, clogging the summer sidewalks, streets and river, I remember a "guide" on one of the boat tours who had, shall we say, a unique take on our town.
He would point to...
| Aug 8, 2014
| 8:00 PM
Top national Republicans held their summer meeting in Chicago today in a symbolic defiance to hometown President Barack Obama, Illinois’ blue-state status and Democrats who control the Senate, and vowed an expensive and expansive mid-term campaign...
| Aug 10, 2014
| 8:28 AM
Cook County biologists got the chance to study a type of wildlife rarely spotted in the Chicago area when a fisherman in Orland Park found a surprise wriggling at the end of his line: a two-and-a-half-foot long, five-pound American eel.
It's the third...