| Dec 10, 2013
It's 2 degrees outside, and just the thought of wrestling into 17 layers of wool -- plus parka --
saps your will to live.
But you've seen every episode of "Boardwalk Empire"(twice), your rations of last week's chili are depleted and restless leg...
| Mar 4, 2014
| 11:40 AM
An inspiring new experience just alighted at the Museum of Science and Industry's giant-domed Omnimax. A 40-minute documentary from SK Films, "Flight of the Butterflies" follows twin tracks: actual footage of monarchs during their mind-blowing annual...
| Feb 3, 2014
| 3:07 PM
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...
| Mar 7, 2014
| 8:22 AM
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...
| Mar 19, 2014
| 2:57 PM
The new "National Geographic Presents: Earth Explorers" exhibition at the Museum of Science and Industry is a bit like its title or a good Chicago pizza: overstuffed, but with a lot of quality ingredients.
Exploring Earth is good. National Geographic,...
| Jan 27, 2014
| 3:29 PM
Hundreds of schools, including the Chicago Public Schools, have decided to remain closed on Tuesday because of the dangerous cold. "Tuesday’s expected continuation of subzero temperatures and high winds will make it dangerous for children and...
| Jan 28, 2014
| 4:35 AM
Many Chicago-area schools will again be closed Tuesday, dozens of the day's flights have been canceled and some area attractions will be shuttered, with the subzero chill maintaining its grip on the region for another day.
But if there was a silver...
| Jan 10, 2014
| 7:56 AM
Last Sunday, as you might remember since your brain is no longer frozen, was the nastiest of winter days. Still, a handful of people braved the snow and wind and cold and slick roads to make their way to the Museum of Science and Industry.
| Jan 6, 2014
| 2:20 PM
Frigid temperatures today forced many city cultural attractions to choose between opening for planned free-admission days and shutting down because of the weather.
The state requires museums on public park land to charge no admission 52 days per year,...
| Jan 8, 2014
| 11:45 AM
A 65-year-old man killed in a Terminal Island car crash over the weekend was a potential Long Beach mayoral candidate and member of the local Occupy movement.
Eugene B. Gendel was killed last Saturday when his vehicle rear-ended a big rig not far from...
| Dec 6, 2013
| 12:36 PM
On Thursday, Mayor Rahm Emanuel declared "Walt Disney Day" in Chicago, and a press conference was held to announce the "restoration" of the little house at 2156 N. Tripp Ave. in the Chicago neighborhood of Hermosa, not far from the intersection of...
| Oct 31, 2013
| 2:56 PM
Detroit citizens now have emergency manager Kevyn Orr to dig that city out of a hole. Chicago's politicians, with their state of Illinois accomplices, are still digging such a hole.
Chicagoans, awaken. You have an antiquated bureaucracy run by...