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Zoo-B-Que fundraiser set for Saturday at Washington Park

MICHIGAN CITY | The Washington Park Zoo will host its annual Zoo-B-Que fundraiser from 5 to 9 p.m. Saturday at the zoo.

July 21, 2014 12:00 am
Petting zoo invades Lansing library

Petting zoo invades Lansing library

July 16, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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AP PHOTOS: There's a new 'World's Ugliest Dog'

AP PHOTOS: There's a new 'World's Ugliest Dog'

Peanut, a 2-year-old mutt poses in front of the winning trophies, after winning the World's Ugliest Dog Contest, at the Sonoma-Marin Fair, Friday, June 20, 2014, in Petaluma, Calif. Peanut is from North Carolina. 

June 21, 2014 2:26 am
Homewood village president honored for saving homeless pets

Homewood village president honored for saving homeless pets

HOMEWOOD | The South Suburban Humane Society honored Village President Rich Hofeld for his efforts with homeless pets.

May 19, 2014 12:00 am
Illinois village installs turtle crossing signs

Illinois village installs turtle crossing signs

A turtle crossing sign is seen posted in a subdivision in Vernon Hilsl, Ill. The suburban Chicago community wants fast drivers to hit the brakes to make way for turtles.

May 06, 2014 3:11 pm
Illinois village installs turtle crossing signs

Illinois village installs turtle crossing signs

VERNON HILLS, Ill. | A suburban Chicago community wants fast drivers to hit the brakes to make way for turtles.

May 06, 2014 3:03 pm

Officials investigate discovery of dead animals on farm

LaPorte County authorities are investigating the deaths of farm animals including five piglets discovered in a pile of compost still with their umbilical cords attached.

April 28, 2014 2:59 pm
Century celebration sours late in Cubs loss

Century celebration sours late in Cubs loss

CHICAGO | The Cubs celebrated the 100th anniversary of the first game at Wrigley Field in the most appropriate way: with a gut-wrenching loss.

April 23, 2014 8:45 pm Photos

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Critical piece of equipment stolen from Beecher exotic animal shelter

BEECHER | The owner of an exotic animal shelter in Beecher is worried she will not be able to continue caring for the 350 animals entrusted to her after a theft of an essential piece of equipment at the facility.

April 19, 2014 6:00 pm
"Headlines" by Author Malcolm Hall and Illustrated by Wallace Tripp (1973 Dell/Yearling Books)

"Headlines" by Author Malcolm Hall and Illustrated by Wallace Tripp (1973 Dell/Yearling Books)

"Headlines" by Author Malcolm Hall and Illustrated by Wallace Tripp (1973 Dell/Yearling Books)

March 03, 2014 12:00 am
Dr. Michelle Oakley of "The Amazing Dr. Oakley: Yukon Vet" on National Geographic Channel

Dr. Michelle Oakley of "The Amazing Dr. Oakley: Yukon Vet" on National Geographic Channel

Dr. Michelle Oakley, who originally hails from Northwest Indiana, is the soon-to-be star of "The Amazing Dr. Oakley: Yukon Vet," a one-hour reality series that has already been shot and sold to begin airing in April (premiere date TBA) on cable's National Geographic Channel.

February 28, 2014 12:00 am
Study: Physical, electric barriers best Asian carp defenses

Study: Physical, electric barriers best Asian carp defenses

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. | Placing dam-like structures in Chicago waterways would be an almost foolproof method of preventing Asian carp from reaching Lake Michigan, while a less pricey electric barrier system also has solid prospects for shielding the Great Lakes from the invasive fish, accordi…

January 29, 2014 11:45 am Photos

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New Products for Friday, Jan. 24, 2014

New Products for Friday, Jan. 24, 2014

Wine time

January 23, 2014 6:30 pm Photos

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Man accused in federal court of killing owls, hawks in 2012

HAMMOND | A man was charged Thursday in federal court with illegally killing and taking migratory birds, according to court records. 

December 19, 2013 8:15 pm
Pet adoption special

Pet adoption special

Pet adoption special

December 17, 2013 11:14 am
Dogs spared from Lake Station house fire

Dogs spared from Lake Station house fire

LAKE STATION | About 14 dogs were rescued Sunday night from a garage fire in the 2800 block of Clay Street. 

November 24, 2013 9:15 pm Photos

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Chinchilla save leads lawyer to form rodent rescue group

Chinchilla save leads lawyer to form rodent rescue group

When Ashley Gajda met an owner looking to abandon pet chinchillas near a dumpster, she decided to step in, and now dedicates her free time to similar rescue efforts.

November 22, 2013 12:00 am

Winter and spring break camps come to Lincoln Park Zoo

CHICAGO |  Lincoln Park Zoo invites pre-kindergarten to fourth-graders to kick back with the critters during winter and spring breaks. Registration for both camps opens at 10 a.m. today via the zoo’s website.

October 31, 2013 12:00 am

Pet owners buy organic, raid fridge to feed Fido

Organic kibble? All-natural chow? Fido and Fluffy don't know it, but their owners want them to eat better, and they are forking over big bucks to make it happen

October 29, 2013 11:40 am
Hairy, scary tarantulas don't spook loyal owners

Hairy, scary tarantulas don't spook loyal owners

There are many people who call these creepy critters a pet or a passion and insist their beauty is worth the risk of a bite.

October 29, 2013 11:03 am
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