Pretty soon the kids will be out of school and their parents will be looking for activities to keep them busy.
It looks like history may be in the making with recent approval to fund a bikes-on-trains study for the South Shore Line.
In a time of limited budgets at the federal, state and local levels, never has the need for collaboration and partnerships been greater.
HAMMOND | "Everglades of the North: The Story of the Grand Kankakee Marsh" will be screening at the Field Museum in Chicago on Feb. 26 at 6 p.m. The Grand Kankakee Marsh was one of the largest wetlands in North America. With interlocking wetlands, prairies, savannas and woodlands it was home…
Dozin' with the Dinos: Kids can enjoy projects, workshops in popular overnight program at The Field Museum
Youngsters and their parents can make plans for an upcoming pajama party of sorts in the building that houses SUE, Egyptian mummies and the Pawnee Earth Lodge.
Welcome to 2013. Here are my grand plans for the year.
In the 1830s, Chicago, though still a village, had aspirations not only to become a city, but one with glorious parks as well.
In a current show at Chicago’s Field Museum, fashion designer Maria Pinto indulges her inner anthropologist. Fashion and the Field Museum Collection—Maria Pinto (running through June 16, 2013) explores the universal world of design by mixing clothing from the museum’s collection hand-selecte…
CHICAGO | Rebecca Schillo sees hope in a single plant in Chicago's Hegewisch neighborhood.
Field Museum intern Anthony Deczynski collects leaf beetles Friday during the Kankakee Sands and Conrad Savanna Bioblitz in Newton County.
A variety of beetles were collected Friday during the Kankakee Sands and Conrad Savanna Bioblitz in Newton County.
Dave Clark of the Field Museum examines a bird grasshopper Friday during the Kankakee Sands and Conrad Savanna Bioblitz in Newton County. The bioblitz is intended to document the biodiversity of rare and unique animals, insects and plants that live on the sandy soils to the south of the Kank…
Purdue University entomologist Serena Gross pins flies Friday during the Kankakee Sands and Conrad Savanna Bioblitz. About 100 scientists have gathered for the two-day event that continues Saturday in Newton County. Their goal is to identify species and measure the success of restoration eff…
Paul Rothrock displays a sample of Bicknell's sedge collected Friday during the Kankakee Sands and Conrad Savanna Bioblitz in Newton County.
Carl Strang of the Dupage County Forest Preserve District dictates notes while searching for singing insects Friday at the Kankakee Sands and Conrad Savanna Bioblitz in Newton County.
Carl Strang, from the Dupage County Forest Preserve District, and Alyssa Collins, from Purdue University, search for singing insects Friday at the Kankakee Sands and Conrad Savanna Bioblitz.
Bill McKnight, top, and Paul Rothrock search for plants Friday at the Kankakee Sands and Conrad Savanna Bioblitz.
Entomologist Jeff Holland, from Purdue University, pins beetles collected Friday during the Kankakee Sands and Conrad Savanna Bioblitz.
Paul Rothrock displays a sample of Bicknell's sedge collected Friday during the bioblitz.
Alyssa Collins, from Purdue University, searches for singing insects Friday during the bioblitz.
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