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  • Toned down 'Today Show' hits Chicago

    Toned down 'Today Show' hits Chicago
    Big picture, not much went right for the “Today Show's” planned broadcast from Chicago this week.  First, terrible, significant news happened in Oklahoma, meaning stars Matt Lauer and Savannah Guthrie would never make it to the live location...
  • Shedd says it draws most visitors of any U.S. aquarium

    Shedd says it draws most visitors of any U.S. aquarium
    The Shedd Aquarium reclaimed its attendance title among the nation’s major non-profit aquariums after trailing the relatively new Georgia Aquarium in Atlanta for the last five years. Nearly 2.17 million people visited the Shedd in 2012, a 2 percent...
  • Glimpse of hope for disabled teen

    Glimpse of hope for disabled teen
    On a recent fall day, Darlene Armstrong watched with wonder as the Shedd Aquarium's white-sided dolphins turned somersaults and splashed spectators. The 17-year-old disabled girl's life had changed dramatically since she was rescued from her Chicago...
  • Adler Planetarium names Michelle Larson new president

    Adler Planetarium names Michelle Larson new president
    Michelle Larson's faculty page at Utah State University displays a picture of her cozying up to a bust of Albert Einstein. Lego Albert Einstein. That combination, science with a populist face, is a pretty fair summation of what she'll have to bring...
  • Stingray Touch exhibit opens for summer at Shedd Aquarium

    Stingray Touch exhibit opens for summer at Shedd Aquarium
    The surprise isn't that the Shedd Aquarium now has an exhibit where visitors can touch stingrays as they glide by, but rather that the most popular aquarium in the U.S. hasn't had one before now. Usually called something like Stingray Bay or Stingray...
  • Power outage leads to temporary Shedd closure

    Power outage leads to temporary Shedd closure
    A power outage today temporarily shut down the Shedd Aquarium and caused its visitors to be evacuated, officials said. The power at the Shedd Aquarium went out about 1:30 p.m., said Shedd spokeswoman Andrea Smalec. The facility was scheduled to reopen...
  • October 2: Midday Fix - Bug Houses

    October 2: Midday Fix - Bug Houses
    Bug Houses Event: Sustainable Gardens October 10 9:00 a.m. - noon John G. Shedd Aquarium 1200 South Lake Shore Drive Chicago www.sheddaquarium.org/ Tips: When choosing wood for the bug house frame, cedar is better than pine because it will hold up...
  • Shedd's baby beluga has coming-out party Friday

    Shedd's baby beluga has coming-out party Friday
    On Friday the Shedd Aquarium will debut the latest addition to its whale family: an eight-week-old female Beluga Whale. Her mother, Mauyak, gave birth on Aug. 27 to the calf, then 4 feet, 6 inches long and weighing 130 pounds. The calf has grown about...
  • J.J. Abrams Should Tank 'Star Wars 7' for Fun

    J.J. Abrams Should Tank 'Star Wars 7' for Fun
    I was in a London Starbucks checking my e-mail when I noticed the internet wasn’t working. Could it be a router problem, I wondered? Possibly. Then later I found out that Disney announced J.J. Abrams would direct the new “Star Wars”...
  • Drew Peterson trial updates: Prosecution might wrap up case Friday

    Drew Peterson trial updates: Prosecution might wrap up case Friday
    Continual coverage of the trial of Drew Peterson for the murder of his third wife, Kathleen Savio. -------------------- 3:20 p.m. Prosecution might rest its case Friday Prosecutors said they will be in a position to rest their case Friday morning....
  • After 13 deaths since 2000, nursing home for disabled is making changes

    A Chicago care facility where a high number of disabled children have died in recent years said it has taken numerous steps to improve care, including replacing the top administrator, hiring more staff and retraining employees. "We're looking at...