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The intersection of guns and mental illness To the editor: I am intrigued by George Michael’s response to the Aurora, Colo., movie massacre (Aug. 4). I certainly agree that the rapid police response saved lives, especially by preventing a...
The surprise isn't that the Shedd Aquarium now has an exhibit where visitors can touch stingrays as they glide by, but rather that the most popular aquarium in the U.S. hasn't had one before now. Usually called something like Stingray Bay or Stingray...
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Adler Planetarium 1300 S. Lake Shore Drive; 312-922-7827, adlerplanetarium.org America's first planetarium has one of the world's greatest collections of antique astronomical instruments. One of those is the fully restored Gemini 12 spacecraft flown by...
The turn of the millennium was a heady time for many Chicago cultural institutions. Cheap loans, high investment returns and swelling endowments spawned a slew of new attractions along the lakefront and around downtown. The Art Institute built its Modern...
The Shedd Aquarium had a problem: From time to time, its penguins did not have happy feet. The birds, particularly the older ones, developed bumblefoot — uncomfortable lesions that can be caused by standing too long on a rough surface. The Shedd...
Students interested in careers in marine science, lake ecology and oceanic research may have the opportunity to shadow and be mentored by scientists at the Shedd Aquarium in Chicago, thanks to the efforts of a student delegation including one local teen....
Chicago ShoppingQ: I've decided to be more mindful about my meat and fish consumption. Can you recommend butchers and fishmongers in Chicago or the close-in suburbs that sell responsibly produced meat and fish? I am looking for more information than the animal welfare...
With a crucial budgeting deadline fast approaching, officials with the Highland Park-based nonprofit Family Service are still trying to make up for a $50,000 funding loss for their Latino Youth Initiative. Paul Dean, executive director of the social...
Frigid February temperatures notwithstanding, it's not too early to plan where to send the kids to camp this summer. Throughout the city and the suburbs, a number of museums, botanical gardens and zoos offer hands-on learning experiences built around...
Tribune reporterThe Shedd Aquarium reclaimed its attendance title among the nation’s major non-profit aquariums after trailing the relatively new Georgia Aquarium in Atlanta for the last five years. Nearly 2.17 million people visited the Shedd in 2012, a 2 percent...
Tribune reporterOn a recent fall day, Darlene Armstrong watched with wonder as the Shedd Aquarium's white-sided dolphins turned somersaults and splashed spectators. The 17-year-old disabled girl's life had changed dramatically since she was rescued from her Chicago...
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