| Oct 20, 2011
| 8:42 AM
A selfless six-year-old girl is proving you can be little and still make a big difference in the community.
Maggie Hartman, is a first grader at Park Elementary School in Hudsonville, and a florist in the making. She spent the summer growing her own...
| Oct 31, 2011
| 11:00 AM
Old St. Mary's School - Goodnight Moon the Musical - Dr. Seuss and The Art of Invention - SOFA Chicago 2011 - Ringling Brothers and Barnum and Bailey Circus
Monday, October 31
Old St. Marys School
1474 South Michigan Avenue
| Mar 19, 2012
Before Jackie Robinson integrated Major League Baseball, before the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. marched on Washington and before Motown changed music, America had Ebony magazine.
In its pages, African-Americans saw intimate images of people who looked...
| Jun 27, 2012
| 3:05 PM
They weren't kidding when they named the modular house just east of the main Museum of Science and Industry building the Smart Home.
Not only does it incorporate a bevy of ecologically friendly features, it is now entering its fifth year as a special...
| Nov 16, 2011
The new $25 million EcoDiscovery Center at the Museum of Discovery and Science in downtown Fort Lauderdale has opened.
For all the bells and whistles it includes for the entertainment of youngsters - from an otter habitat to an indoor airboat...
| Nov 28, 2011
| 6:42 AM
Not everyone is upset with the Detroit Lions’ Ndamukong Suh these days. The Bears’ Amobi Okoye joined Suh -- who was ejected from Thursday’s game against the Green Bay Packers for stomping on an opposing player -- during his night out in...
| Jan 27, 2012
| 1:54 AM
Despite the so-so economy, attendance at Chicago's museums and zoos, held steady last year.
Overall attendance at 14 area institutions was 14.4 million, virtually identical to the 2010 totals, according to the group Museums Work for Chicago.
| Jan 16, 2012
Life's unexpected detours aren't always a bad thing. Just ask Ty Tabing.
The man behind the rebirth of State Street fell in love with Chicago two decades ago when a cross-country road trip gone bad left him stranded in the Windy City for three weeks with...
| Jan 6, 2012
| 12:10 PM
Chicago’s largest museums are offering many free days to Illinois residents this month, with most of them following up with more free days in February.
The free days are the result of a revision of a state law regarding the Chicago Park District...
| Jun 25, 2012
Greg Wasson gambled away a total of about $60 during the 2 1/2 years he lived in Las Vegas. All of it came while he was parked at some low-stakes slot machine, waiting for his out-of-town guests to wrap up their requisite casino visit.
| Dec 9, 2009
Just because the kids are out of school for their holiday break, doesn't mean 'tis the season for kids to be without reason. Actually, the holidays are a perfect time to exercise the mind, discover art and explore culture in and around your city.
| Dec 21, 2009
Nelle Becker Slaton, a longtime educator and co-founder of groups promoting science education for minority students and advanced degrees for African Americans, died of natural causes Dec. 1 at her Los Angeles home. She was 88.
The death was confirmed...