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The first thing Ron Skleney did was tamp down our expectations. Yes, birds were on the wing, migrating our way in force. Skleney, naturalist at the Willowbrook Wildlife Center in Glen Ellyn, showed our bird walk group the radar map that proved it....
Like at least one of them has been doing almost every morning since March, Mason Fidino and Kelvin Limbrick are standing in a flat, grassy patch north of Lincoln Park's nature museum, looking intently at sky and trees and listening like, well, hawks. ...
RedEyeGiuliana and Bill Rancic made a move into the Chicago dining scene last year by pairing up with the Melman siblings (Hub 51, Paris Club) and chef Doug Psaltis to open RPM Italian. This fall or winter, the team plans to open another restaurant, RPM Steak,...
The camera hovers inches above the lush tallgrass, the shot panning past the gold prairie that sways to the wind. This pastoral video imagery, projected on walls at the Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum, represents time zero in the exhibit's narrative. We are...
Let's pretend for a moment that you're raising your kids the way people did in the olden days, before traveling taekwondo clubs and chess club championships and daylong birthday parties at paintball shooting ranges. In other words, let's pretend you'...
Jack and Denise Gallagher went out for a winter walk, and ended up at an art opening. After a hike at Ryerson Woods near Deerfield they stopped for a drink of water at Brushwood, the headquarters and arts center hub of Friends of Ryerson Woods. And...
Glowing fish, giant dinosaurs, plasticized animals and more. That's not a description of the toy aisles at Target, or at least it's not only that. It also spotlights what's coming up in the new year at the area's family museums and zoos. Here are some...
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If you go to "Backyard Monsters" at the Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum, the new exhibition of big, animatronic insects and their much smaller, much more genuine counterparts, you probably won't catch wind of what it took to get some of the live insects...
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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 Feature ReporterOn tonight's WGN News at Five, I'm checking out Backyard Monsters - the new exhibit at the Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum. The experience is designed to make patrons feel what it's like to be the size of a bug - with giant robotic insects, and plenty of...
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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....
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