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By the time many of you read this, we'll probably be watching the wombats. We start with the camels, my daughters and I, on our Christmas Day trip to Brookfield Zoo. Then we move on to the bats and wombats. After that comes the aardvark. The visit...
— About 3,000 miles south of the North Pole, on the windswept prairie of central Illinois, Mark and Julie Hardy and their 16 reindeer are awaiting Santa and the long winter's nap that follows his visit. Now is the busiest time of year at Hardy's...
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...
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”...
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....
JoJo, an enormous silverback gorilla who recently moved into Brookfield Zoo, had brunch Tuesday with his new female friends Binti Jua and Koola atop a miniature mountain at his new home. But it wasn't their first date. As part of a breeding program, 32-...
Tribune reporterIt wasn’t their first date. JoJo, an enormous silverback gorilla from Lincoln Park Zoo, and his female companions, Binti Jua and Koola, met for brunch Tuesday atop a miniature mountain in west suburban Brookfield. As part of breeding program,...
TribLocal - Schaumburg » NewsAt Legoland Discovery Center Friday, children anxiously — or hesitantly, in some cases — boarded a new ride, a feature aimed at giving the Schaumburg …...
Note to movie location scouts: La Grange Park offers the perennially Normal Rockwell-ish streetscapes you want for movies set in the 20th century. Its dog-walking, baseball-playing, flag-waving residents would make congenial extras as they come and go...
Covering only 2.62 square miles, Western Springs is small in size but has many things commuters want from a bedroom community. Streets canopied by old trees. A busy downtown within walking distance of every house. A diverse housing stock. Plenty of...
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