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A Maywood mother and her boyfriend pleaded not guilty Thursday to charges that they beat and killed the woman's 1-year-old son before disposing of the child's body in the Des Plaines River. Clad in yellow jumpsuits, Lakeshia Baker, 22, and Michael Scott,...
Special to the TribuneA Maywood mother and her boyfriend pleaded not guilty this morning to charges that they beat and killed her 1-year-old son before disposing the child’s body in the Des Plaines River. Clad in yellow jumpsuits, Lakeshia Baker, 22, and Michael Scott,...
A Westchester man who spent weeks searching the Des Plaines River found what likely is the body of a missing child allegedly slain by his mother and her boyfriend April 15, authorities said Tuesday. Robert Larson, 47, said he was paddling his kayak just...
Where else to see dinosaurs if you can't make it to "Erth's Dinosaur Petting Zoo": "Dinosaurs Alive!" at Brookfield Zoo: Life-size animatronic reptiles mix with the animal exhibits through Oct. 27. Including dinosaur newcomers (Styracosaurus and...
One secret to a dolphin ultrasound is that the machine is pretty much the same one used on human women, except the “Logiq e Vet” branding badge is replaced with something more species-appropriate. Another secret is that the cold,...
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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After a courtship beginning in fall 2011, two sloth bears at Brookfield Zoo are now the parents of a pair of cubs, which have begun to make public appearances. The cubs, a male and a female, were born Jan. 20, and spent their first few months in a den...
The campfire was in a metal pit, under a great, wide roof. The tents were pitched on a well-tended lawn, with help from people who work for an outdoors store. Bears were a threat only if someone had forgotten to lock an enclosure door. And dinner was...
You can call it humbuggery, but I had a pretty low-voltage reaction to ZooLights the first time I went to see it, probably 10 years ago. I remember at the Lincoln Park Zoo's holiday season tribute to luminescence some lights in trees and some animal...
Communities in western Cook County are still cleaning up this week from a rainfall that left some streets and homes flooded. Some areas saw five inches or more of rain, and the Des Plaines River overflowed wreaking havoc on some River Forest and...
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