| Jun 19, 2014
| 2:13 PM
Coral reefs are projected to be gone by 2050; seafood is predicted to disappear by 2048. There has never been a more critical time to protect our oceans. We applaud President Barack Obama and his administration for his public commitment to create the...
| May 6, 2014
| 10:26 AM
First lady Michelle Obama is scheduled to present the 2014 National Medal for Museum and Library Service to 10 institutions, including the Chicago Public Library, at a White House ceremony on Thursday.
In an announcement today, the White House described...
| Mar 28, 2014
| 9:07 AM
Event: Going on a first date at the Art Institute
Enhance it: President Barack Obama and wife, Michelle, had their first date here. The museum's content-rich Tours app creates an itinerary for your own, possibly not so geopolitically significant,...
| Sep 22, 2013
| 2:58 PM
Are you ready to reach out and touch a shark?
"They're not scary," said Caroline, 9, an avid New England Aquarium-goer I met recently in Boston.
Maybe you'd prefer a stingray, though they may feel "slimy," offered 9-year-old Owen.
"It's really cool,...
| Oct 3, 2013
| 9:56 AM
For the second year in a row, Revolution Brewing and Shedd Aquarium have teamed up to support the aquarium's global and local conservation initiatives. Penguin Hops, a harvest ale brewed by Revolution with hops grown in Shedd's sustainable gardens, will...
| Feb 3, 2014
| 3:07 PM
Even as attendance dropped overall at area museums and animal attractions in 2013, it was a very good year for horticulture.
The Chicago Botanic Garden had more than 1 million visitors for the first time since it opened in 1972, a 5 percent increase...
| Feb 5, 2014
| 3:24 PM
Let's start with the obvious: This has been a harsh, crummy winter, and at times just about everyone has preferred to stay indoors rather than to deal with extreme cold, snow and dicey walking or driving conditions.
So it stands to follow that Netflix,...
| Feb 19, 2014
| 12:23 PM
Lucille and Brandi have a standing brunch date.
They're both on a strict diet. On the menu is squid and mackerel. It's taken two hours to prepare their food. And they're hungry.
Although the meal is restaurant-grade raw fish, they are not dining at...
| Mar 19, 2014
| 4:32 AM
The Cars.com Editorial family is filled with gearheads, car enthusiasts, daily-grind commuters and carpool-lane veterans; a few of us also answer to "Mom." The moms on staff have seen it all on the road, from marathon car-seat installations and late-...
| Jan 6, 2014
| 2:20 PM
Frigid temperatures today forced many city cultural attractions to choose between opening for planned free-admission days and shutting down because of the weather.
The state requires museums on public park land to charge no admission 52 days per year,...
| Jan 7, 2014
| 4:45 AM
Chicago public schools, along with dozens of districts in the suburbs, will remain closed for the second straight day Tuesday because of the weather.
Barbara Byrd Bennett, the head of CPS, cited the continued cold temperatures expected Tuesday. After...