| 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 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 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...
| Mar 17, 2013
| 8:58 PM
Before the rest of the world fell in love with Bushman the gorilla at Chicago's Lincoln Park Zoo, the popular primate captured the heart of a little girl in Africa who helped care for him as a baby.
On Sunday, Winifred Smith, 92, and her family...
| Oct 31, 2012
WGN's very own 'Batman' goes to Lincoln Park Zoo in this brand new edition of "Batman on the Street!"
| Aug 21, 2012
| 11:43 AM
A Titi monkey who is the oldest mother of her species to give birth in a North American zoo welcomed her ninth offspring last weekend at Lincoln Park Zoo, officials said.
The new baby monkey, weighing only a few ounces, was born Aug. 18 to seasoned...
| Aug 24, 2012
| 11:50 AM
An endangered Grevy's zebra was born yesterday and the Lincoln Park Zoo is asking for the public's help in picking a name for the young male foal.
Until midnight next Thursday people can go to the zoo website -- http://www.lpzoo.org/namethezebra -- to...
| Aug 29, 2012
Dr. Barbara Royal consults at every Chicago zoo, has administered acupuncture to elephants and zebras, scrubbed oil from otters and tagged wild owl nests. She's treated arthritic camels, tarantulas with torn skin, and a starving spider monkey.