| Dec 4, 2012
For a series starting in Sunday's Tribune, Tribune reporter Steve Johnson and photographer Chris Sweda traveled to Tanzania to report on efforts to eradicate rabies. Steve explains why:
“I was intrigued to learn that what most people think of as a...
| Dec 5, 2012
| 8:45 AM
If you're not going somewhere for the holidays this December, chances are someone will be coming to you. And if that's not the case either, well, you'll still need to be entertained, dammit. Here are some of the December highlights we've rounded up,...
| Dec 5, 2012
| 2:50 PM
You can call it humbuggery, but I had a pretty low-voltage reaction to ZooLights the first time I went to see it, probably 10 years ago.
I remember at the Lincoln Park Zoo's holiday season tribute to luminescence some lights in trees and some animal...
| Nov 19, 2012
| 3:06 PM
Lincoln Park Zoo showed off the newest addition to its gorilla family to the media today, a baby female that’s the second western lowland gorilla born at the zoo this fall.
The baby is the daughter of Rollie, a 16-year-old female, and Kwan, a 23-...
| Nov 25, 2012
I occasionally make a list of things I've liked recently. Here's one for the holidays.
1. Gift idea: a pizza stone
My colleague Kevin Pang, culinary savant, told me I had to put this on the list. His testimonial: "This $45 slab of rock has changed...
| Nov 11, 2012
The Christmas Schooner
Have yourself a City of Big Shoulders Christmas at the Mercury Theater, the current home of the beloved Chicago musical, “The Christmas Schooner.” Created by John Reeger and Julie Shannon, “Schooner”...
| Oct 3, 2012
| 6:42 PM
Food trucks may soon find special parking spots near City Hall, NBC Tower, Harold Washington College, Buckingham Fountain and Lincoln Park Zoo, among other high-traffic locations in Chicago.
Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Wednesday presented the City Council with...
| Oct 10, 2012
| 11:21 AM
Since the launch of “The Great Dysmorphia: An Epistemological View of Ingesting Hallucinogenic Mushrooms at a 2012 Presidential Debate” certain people have been on me to come up with a fun contest for promotional purposes.
After all, I...
| Oct 12, 2012
| 9:31 AM
Malcolm London is young, black and talented, and that is a guarantee of nothing these days. But he says, "I do not do what I do for money. I come from a place with no money and don't expect I will ever have a lot of it. But I think that being a teacher...
| Oct 16, 2012
| 12:00 PM
A healthy baby western lowland gorilla, an endangered species in its native Central Africa, has been born at Lincoln Park Zoo.
According to a press release from the zoo, the baby, who has not been named, was born on Oct. 11, and the mother, Bana, 17, "is...
| Oct 31, 2012
WGN's very own 'Batman' goes to Lincoln Park Zoo in this brand new edition of "Batman on the Street!"