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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...
Chicago Tribune reporterAt a time when automobiles were rare but orphans were plentiful, a tradition began in Chicago to bring them together. The idea was simple: Why shouldn't a needy kid get to enjoy an automobile ride and fun picnic in the park? In 1904, five children from a...
WGNTV NEWSThe silverback gorilla named "JoJo" finds his "mojo" at the Brookfield Zoo. The 32 year-old was sent there from the Lincoln Park Zoo to accomplish once crucial task: Help expand the critically endangered western lowland gorilla species. During the...
STAGE 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”...
WGN NewsWGN's very own 'Batman' goes to Lincoln Park Zoo in this brand new edition of "Batman on the Street!"
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...
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...
Architecture is an optimistic discipline: Nobody builds without believing in the future. In the new show "Building: Inside Studio Gang Architects" at the Art Institute of Chicago, architect Jeanne Gang and her crew take hope to a whole new level. Each of...
Here are some shows and exhibits to watch for at Chicago's museums and zoos this fall, roughly in order of appearance: "Kouzina": Annual celebration of Greek and Mediterranean cuisine. 6 to 9 p.m. Sept. 20 at the National Hellenic Museum, 333 S....
"People in Chicago no longer will have to deal with an opera company director with an English accent," jokes Andreas Mitisek. "Now all they will have to adjust to is dealing with one with an Austrian accent!" In fact, the change of regime at Chicago...
The people, mostly from the partnering Lincoln Park Zoo and Lake County Forest Preserve District, were scientists, public-relations specialists, photojournalists, even an intern, all of them, at times, watching the reptiles like hawks, though with the...
Today is moving day for 18 smooth green snakes hatched and reared at Lincoln Park Zoo that are being relocated to a Lake County Forest Preserve. The tiny, jewel-colored snakes are listed as an Illinois Species in Greatest Need of Conservation, and...
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