| Feb 25, 2013
| 6:47 PM
A baby gorilla born at Lincoln Park Zoo last fall is recovering from a serious facial injury she suffered last week that may have been inflicted by another gorilla.
Zoo staff discovered on Wednesday that Nayembi, born Nov. 16 to mother Rollie, had...
| 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 6, 2013
| 1:58 PM
Lincoln Park Zoo welcomed six trumpeter swan cygnets this week, but they won't stick around Chicago too long.
After about four months growing up with their protective parents, the six endangered chicks will be released into the wild as part of a...
| Feb 13, 2013
| 1:39 PM
Lincoln Park Zoo unveiled two new additions today -- Sichuan takin calves born about a week apart -- and is asking for the public to vote on names the cloven-hooved males.
Sichuan takins are native to the mountains of China, and are relatively rare in...
| Jan 30, 2013
Forget family dinners and movie nights.
The way Quincy Newkirk’s bonds with her parents while visiting her home in Lincoln Square from college is by dressing up with them as bad guys from “Star Wars.”
“Yep, we don’t go...
| Jan 31, 2013
| 5:03 PM
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...
| Jun 5, 2013
| 3:26 PM
Wrigley Field had it right from the start. An urban ballpark close to public transportation and holding around 40,000 people is the winning ticket. Wrigley may be battered but, as it approaches its centenary, it is still authentic.
So, with this real...
| May 28, 2013
| 11:13 AM
More than 25 public spaces throughout the city will resound with live music of all genres when the free, daylong Make Music Chicago festival returns for a third year on June 21, the first day of summer.
Hundreds of performers of all ages and levels of...
| May 29, 2013
| 6:00 AM
Regarding Timothy B. Wheeler's recent article on declining amphibian populations, the mysterious disappearance of many frogs may be due to an invasive plant species known as buckthorn ("Alarming U.S. decline seen in environment's sentinels," May 23)....
| Jan 23, 2013
When he's on a film set, Ken Gold sees himself as the sole advocate for the health and welfare of one part of the cast that can't speak for itself: the animals.
Gold, who is based in Chicago, has worked for the past 11 years as an American Humane...
| May 14, 2013
| 2:14 PM
As historic types, Chicago aldermen do not lack for color. But despite the height of the bar for eccentricity on the City of Chicago's council, Ald. John Coughlin vaults over it with ease. In his time around the turn of the last century — a time...