| May 22, 2013
| 3:16 PM
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...
| 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...
| Oct 10, 2013
| 9:13 AM
A slimy, reddish orange creature emerges from the depth of the dark water in a cramped room behind the exhibits at Shedd Aquarium and latches onto a woman’s arm with one of its tentacles.
For most people, this scene is the stuff of nightmares. For...
| Oct 29, 2013
| 7:34 PM
A popular sea otter suffering from age-related health problems has been euthanized, officials at the Shedd Aquarium said Tuesday.
Rio, a North American river otter described as “charismatic” and “charming,” was 21 years old, nine...
| Jul 9, 2013
| 11:45 AM
Two weeks after winning the Stanley Cup for the second time in four seasons, the Blackhawks are searching for future stars at their prospect camp. The training sessions run through Friday at Johnny's IceHouse West (2550 W. Madison St.) and are open to the...
| Jul 10, 2013
| 11:39 AM
Growing up can be difficult for the offspring of any wild animal -- but especially when your eyes glow red, you're going to develop yellow eyebrow plumes and your family members are considered the eccentrics of your breed.
However, the Shedd Aquarium's...
| Jul 12, 2013
| 11:28 AM
If a tornado carrying multiple varieties of sharks actually did find its way to L.A., the sharks wouldn’t be angry. They would be incredibly confused.
“To be up in a tornado, I don’t think they would have the cognitive desire to go...
| Jul 27, 2013
| 2:37 PM
A group of protesters targeted the Shedd Aquarium today as part of a campaign in about a dozen countries to ask that whales and dolphins in captivity be released.
The "Empty the Tanks" campaign today targeted aquariums in at least 10 U.S. cities,...
| 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...
| 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,...
| Nov 7, 2013
Cookie, the Brookfield Zoo's resident 80-year-old cockatoo, was in fine form Tuesday morning.
The last remaining member of the west suburban zoo's original animal collection when it opened in 1934, he squawked with excitement — a piercing,...