| Apr 17, 2012
| 4:35 PM
A homeless man was charged with misdemeanor counts of aggravated assault and obstructing justice after he allegedly threatened a Kmart customer with a knife when …...
| Apr 25, 2012
| 4:34 PM
The northwest corner of Higgins and Arlington Heights may look like an empty, fenced-in field most of the time, but, yes, there are elk in …...
| Mar 14, 2012
Two years ago, Matt Hendon realized his back was bleeding from a mole that had gone undetected because it blended in with a tattoo he has. The spot, sadly, turned out to be a cancerous growth.
"(The cancer) had already spread to other areas of my body,"...
| Apr 4, 2012
| 3:28 PM
The Cook County Forest Preserve District moved ahead today with a plan to borrow up to $70 million to buy more land and make repairs to buildings and picnic enclosures.
The massive new fund would be created by using $4 million in existing annual...
| Apr 10, 2012
| 4:07 PM
Duty is calling for "JoJo the Ape" at the Lincoln Park Zoo.
The 31-year-old silverback gorilla will be moved from there on Tuesday, and taken to the Brookfield Zoo.
Simply put, he will go to the Brookfield Zoo to procreate. There are three females he...
| May 23, 2012
| 10:06 AM
It's springtime at Brookfield Zoo and that means it's time for the pitter-patter of little hooves.
The zoo welcomes its newest addition; a baby bison calf born May 16.
She doesn't have a name yet but you can find her roaming around with her mom and...
| Aug 22, 2012
| 3:00 PM
The campfire was in a metal pit, under a great, wide roof. The tents were pitched on a well-tended lawn, with help from people who work for an outdoors store. Bears were a threat only if someone had forgotten to lock an enclosure door.
And dinner was...
| Jun 27, 2012
JoJo, an enormous silverback gorilla who recently moved into Brookfield Zoo, had brunch Tuesday with his new female friends Binti Jua and Koola atop a miniature mountain at his new home. But it wasn't their first date.
As part of a breeding program, 32-...
| Jun 26, 2012
| 10:04 AM
The silverback gorilla named "JoJo" finds his "mojo" at the Brookfield Zoo.
The 32 year-old was sent there from the Lincoln Park Zoo to accomplish once crucial task: Help expand the critically endangered western lowland gorilla species.
| Jun 26, 2012
| 1:50 PM
It wasn’t their first date. JoJo, an enormous silverback gorilla from Lincoln Park Zoo, and his female companions, Binti Jua and Koola, met for brunch Tuesday atop a miniature mountain in west suburban Brookfield.
As part of breeding program,...
| May 28, 2012
| 7:48 AM
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Mom & Tot Bowling at Pinstripes
Pinstripes is an upscale and sophisticated entertainment / dining facility where you can bowl or play bocce ball. There are two locations: in Northbrook and South Barrington. On...