| Apr 22, 2011
| 10:14 AM
"The Evolution of Bruno Littlemore"
By Benjamin Hale
Twelve, $25.99, 592 pages
Young Bruno, a precocious chimpanzee born and raised in the Lincoln Park Zoo, swings through the rungs and limbs of this wildly fun novel. He works his way up the evolutionary...
| Apr 10, 2012
Q: Growing up in Old Town back in the late 1950s and early 1960s meant numerous trips to the North Avenue beach and Lincoln Park Zoo, among other places, and eating cotton candy and hot dogs. I remember the hot dogs at Café Brauer at the zoo came with...
| Jul 15, 2012
| 4:30 PM
If you followed Kelsey Grammer’s time in the Chicago area filming Season 2 of cable network Starz’s “Boss,” you likely know the five-time Emmy-winning actor had his wife’s name tattooed on his hip in April at Insight...
| Jul 3, 2012
| 9:21 AM
Just in time for the Fourth, Nation's Restaurant News is out with a fun article on all kinds of hot dogs sold by restaurants around the country, from single joints to large chains. The story is titled: "Designing a hotter dog: NRN takes a look at the...
| Jul 15, 2011
| 8:30 AM
The theme, "Hollywood & Vines," described the atmosphere perfectly as the patrons and the animals became one with the night for the 2011 Zoo Ball. You could hear the Siberian tigers roaring nearby as the glamorous patrons, serenaded by the Ken Arlen...
| 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-...
| Mar 12, 2012
| 10:01 PM
When Rahm Emanuel was a first-time candidate for Congress, Greg Goldner was behind him, quietly marshaling the patronage troops that helped get him elected. When Emanuel ran for mayor, Goldner was there again, doling out campaign cash to elect Emanuel-...
| Jun 1, 2011
Not since reading "Charlotte's Web" in second grade have we felt such sympathy for pigs.
With John Edwards grabbing headlines again (now he's facing criminal charges in connection with his Rielle Hunter affair), Dominique Strauss-Kahn getting creepier by...
| Jul 8, 2012
When Sunny Fischer was 4, her family moved into a new apartment with a shiny stove and easy access to green space and playgrounds.
"The schools were great — I had terrific teachers," Fischer says.
"There was a library within the development that I...
| Feb 6, 2012
On a mild winter afternoon on Chicago's Far South Side, David Doig toured the soon-to-be home of a Wal-Mart Supercenter, now an empty lot stretching the length of 2 1/2 football fields.
The lot is a small portion of a 180-acre site that has sat empty...
| Nov 28, 2011
| 4:25 PM
Well, this is something you don't hear every day: Two men dressed as women were charged with mugging a teenage girl Friday as she walked near Lincoln Park Zoo, only minutes after they allegedly assaulted another pedestrian and tried to take his wallet,...
| Dec 20, 2011
| 9:25 PM
Four days until Christmas and still down a few gifts? I’ll admit I have two left to buy—which is a lot better than some of my family members who don’t start their shopping until Christmas Eve. Here are my top picks for last-minute...