| Jul 28, 2014
| 10:03 AM
George Lucas has chosen the architectural team that will work on his planned museum in Chicago, selecting blue-chip talent both local and international. The team includes Beijing-based Ma Yansong, the founder of China's MAD Architects, and Chicago-based...
| Jul 29, 2014
| 10:31 AM
The plaza where the old Chicago Water Tower sits is a place where residents and shoppers briskly walk through and where tourists stop to hop in horse-drawn carriages. But it holds a special place for Chicago’s first and only female mayor, Jane...
| Jun 25, 2014
In a galaxy far, far away in the Midwest, one known as Chicago, a grand institution will be built… George Lucas has […]...
| Sep 19, 2014
| 1:02 PM
Just because Nik Wallenda is willing to risk his life on the high wire doesn't mean Chicago should take a chance too.
Yet the city that welcomed daredevil Evel Knievel and a doomed televised stunt that introduced the concept of jumping the shark...
| Sep 10, 2014
| 2:03 PM
Walt Disney is sticking around, jellyfish are going away while snow monkeys arrive, and David Bowie, as represented by his artifacts, is coming to town.
The fall museum calendar is a busy one, unveiling new shows and new events as well as the reprise of...
| Jun 13, 2013
| 12:09 PM
Overhead trains, river-touring boats, legendary dinosaurs and American Girls: Chicago's best attractions appeal to all ages. And though it's a big city, Chicago extends a warm Midwestern welcome to visitors while keeping it real with an ample dose of...
| Jun 14, 2013
| 12:14 PM
Upon entering the Shedd Aquarium's "Be Like Bond: The Stingray Affair" gala, attendees filed past a 20,000-gallon pool filled with stingrays that raised their heads like puppies for petting. The "touch experience" was a highlight of this annual black-...
| Jun 26, 2013
| 2:03 PM
The best kind of volunteering involves getting your hands dirty; the Shedd Aquarium's kind also means spending a day at the beach.
For its new Great Lakes Action Days, volunteers will help with invasive plant removal, maintaining trails, planting native...
| Aug 30, 2013
Once again this year, the fall museum and zoo schedules are full, and not just because of the now-requisite Halloween and Christmas programming. Highlights include a World's Fair revisitation at the Field, commemoration of the Gettysburg Address' 150th...
| Aug 26, 2013
| 12:26 PM
A 23-year-old sea otter who had been at Chicago's Shedd Aquarium since being abandoned in Alaska in 1990 has been euthanized, according to aquarium officials.
Kachemak, the oldest sea otter in any North American zoo or aquarium collection, died...
| May 26, 2013
While Sam Spitz's friends were loading up on pizza for lunch, the Whitney Young High School sophomore opted for a chicken Caesar salad.
Spitz was in training for a big sophomore baseball season — after having pitched on the school's varsity team...