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Cook County authorities probe Dolton animal hospital

DOLTON | A south suburban animal hospital is under investigation after a police officer found four dead dogs at the facility, Cook County authorities said.

September 22, 2014 8:00 pm
Woman returns the favor by helping others feed their pets

Woman returns the favor by helping others feed their pets

When Cheryl Plomann found herself without work, she depended on family to help support her and her pets.

September 17, 2014 12:00 am
Protest planned at circus in Lowell, Schererville

Protest planned at circus in Lowell, Schererville

LOWELL | A Portage man said he plans to join others in protesting local shows being put on by the Kelly Miller Circus.

August 29, 2014 7:45 pm Photos

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Registration still open for Critter Camp starting Monday

MUNSTER | Registration is still open for Critter Camp, a summer day camp for children 8 to 12 hosted by Humane Society Calumet Area, 421 45th St. Set for 9 a.m. to noon daily, Monday through Aug. 8, Critter Camp provides a hands-on educational environment about various aspects of animal care…

August 01, 2014 12:00 am

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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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
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