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WGN NewsMonica Pedersen - Blackhawks Rally - Botanic Backyard - Alex McCord & Simon van Kempen Monday, May 31 Monica Pedersen Backyard Tips: Buy mature landscaping. In a climate like Chicago, waiting to watch a tree grow can be a little disappointing. Spend...
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Money & CompanyWall Street’s stunning reversal Tuesday ought to leave stock market bears with serious doubts about how much lower they can push share prices in the short term. That’s the view of veteran trader Jon Najarian at optionmonster.com in Chicago. He......
It's impossible to go nose-to-nose with a 730-pound polar bear and not feel at least a hint of panic. Not for your safety, of course. Hudson, the polar in question, is sequestered behind shatterproof glass and, to be honest, doesn't seem interested in...
Chicago Breaking News(LtoR) Kate Sladek, Michael O' Neill and Denise Young hold down one of the five American white pelicans, as it receives anesthesia for a medical examination and blood work at Brookfield Zoo's animal hospital today.(Antonio Perez/ Chicago Tribune) MORE...
(WGN-AM)- Gov. Pat Quinn may not have passed an income tax to plug a massive hole in the state budget, but the rookie governor joined Democratic and Republican lawmakers in putting together a heaping platter of pork-barrel projects. Quinn can stake a...
(WGN-AM)- Brookfield Zoo welcomed Joyce, a 26-year-old African elephant, who spent her first day in the newly renovated outdoor elephant yard Monday morning. Standing about 8 feet tall, weighing in at 6,800 pounds, Joyce is a little bit taller than...
Chicago Breaking NewsThe Brookfield Zoo plans to open a new exhibit month next month where bears, polar bears, wolves, eagles and bison will live.The 7.5-acre exhibit is called "Great Bear Wilderness" exhibit. It opens May 8 and will be one of the zoo's largest. The habitat...
Tribune staff reporterIn another close call at a local zoo, a polar bear wandered through an unlocked door and came within 10 feet of a Brookfield Zoo employee last month, officials said Thursday. The bear passed by without harming the zookeeper, who was cleaning up toys...
Tribune staff reporterAlthough Brookfield Zoo officials said the injuries of a 4-month-old tiger cub that lost its right foreleg and part of its tail were not life-threatening, the male Amur tiger died Sunday. The cub died while coming out of anesthesia for ongoing...
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Tribune staff reporterFor Anand Tiwari, time stopped on Aug. 11. That Saturday afternoon, police would later tell him, his wife murdered their two young children and killed herself by igniting a fire that engulfed the three in flames inside the family's Naperville home. At...
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Tribune staff reporterIn 1930, most African animals were still exotic creatures from a little-known land. When an orphaned infant gorilla named Bushman arrived at Lincoln Park Zoo on this date, he quickly became an international attraction. He appeared in newsreels. The...
Once upon a time, there were parrots living in America. Not the escaped kind we know today that steal away from airports and apartments to find improbable refuge in Brooklyn or Chicago, but wild parrots that evolved here in their own slow, mysterious way....
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