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  • Chicago museum and zoo attendance dipped in 2013

    Chicago museum and zoo attendance dipped in 2013
    Even as attendance dropped overall at area museums and animal attractions in 2013, it was a very good year for horticulture. The Chicago Botanic Garden had more than 1 million visitors for the first time since it opened in 1972, a 5 percent increase...
  • Primates use iPads in zoo study

    Primates use iPads in zoo study
    Most afternoons at the Lincoln Park Zoo, visitors can see something that is both extraordinary and a sight they may also have witnessed in the back seat on the way to the zoo: a primate using an iPad. A human child passing time with a glowing touch-...
  • Lincoln Park trees where herons nest to be felled

    Lincoln Park trees where herons nest to be felled
    Several dozen mature trees in Lincoln Park revered by some as the seasonal nesting site of a species of heron will be cut down during the next two years because of disease and other problems, Chicago Park District officials said Wednesday. Bird...
  • David Layman, exhibit designer, tells our harrowing stories

    David Layman, exhibit designer, tells our harrowing stories
    The signs spread across the floor of a high-end Chicago printer's office on this winter Friday afternoon probably should seem disjointed or abstract. "< LEFT Worker Rigging a Steel Beam," says one. "V BELOW North Tower Foundation Slab." "World Trade...
  • Holidays Hit Home with the Top 13 Chicago Traditions

    When he was young, John Rivera used to think Santa Claus took up permanent residence in downtown Chicago, not at the North Pole. “That’s what it felt like,” says Rivera, 47. “I’d see Santa on TV and at Marshall Field’...
  • Ice skating rinks in and around Chicago

    Outdoor Lincoln Park Zoo Ice Skating Rink The city’s newest rink opens November 29 in Lincoln Park Zoo’s Farm-in-the-Zoo. Take skating breaks and visit the animals while you're here. 2001 N. Clark St. (312-742-2000). Through Mar. 2. $5;...
  • Remembering Ted Schaefer

    Remembering Ted Schaefer
    Forever cursed, that shabby little Lincolnwood Mall on Touhy. The day before Halloween, 2012: Planted ankle-deep in a heap of scattered shoes while my daughters ransacked Payless for potential costume footwear. "Hurry up and pick, girls. No one's going to...
  • Where to see Santa

    Where to see Santa
    Chicago Breakfast with Tomten Eat pancakes with Tomten (Swedish for Santa) at this popular annual event. Don’t forget a camera to snap a pic of your kids with the man of the hour. Swedish American Museum, 5211 N. Clark St. (773-728-8111, samac....
  • Injured baby gorilla back in mom's arms at Lincoln Park Zoo

    Injured baby gorilla back in mom's arms at Lincoln Park Zoo
    A baby gorilla recovering from a severe facial injury is back in her mother's arms, although still being carefully watched by care staff, Lincoln Park Zoo officials said today. Rollie, 16, gave birth to Nayembi in November and everything seemed fine...
  • Zoo fundraiser is 'Wild at Heart'

    Zoo fundraiser is 'Wild at Heart'
    On a perfect summer evening, the Lincoln Park Zoo Women's Board presented its 36th annual Zoo Ball. More than 900 guests attended this July 12 black-tie affair, themed "Wild at Heart", which raised more than $1 million. Upon entering the East Gate, many...
  • Endangered white-cheeked gibbon born at Lincoln Park Zoo

    Endangered white-cheeked gibbon born at Lincoln Park Zoo
    A white-cheeked gibbon was born at the Lincoln Park Zoo's Helen C. Brach Primate House, zoo officials said Monday. The primate was born on Aug. 16 and is the fourth offspring for father, Caruso, and mother, Burma, officials said. Officials have not...
  • Lincoln Park Zoo simulates bird flu disaster

    Lincoln Park Zoo simulates bird flu disaster
    As a zoo CEO drives to work, a radio news reportannounces that dead birds were found in a park near the zoo. In this hypothetical scenario involving the Lincoln Park Zoo, the CEO arrives at the office to find a flurry of voice mails from reporters....