The coming weeks will bring fun and informative events for all ages. Whether you are interested in food, art or jazz, there is something for you.
MICHIGAN CITY | The grand marshal at Saturday's Michigan City Summerfest parade probably would rather have been catching frogs, but that's what 7-year-olds like Nathan Woessner do.
WHITING | The release of up to 1,638 gallons of crude oil into Lake Michigan from BP's Whiting Refinery will likely not harm area wildlife -- in large part -- thanks to the long, brutal winter.
Within the coming months, visitors to Dyer will begin noticing unique signs welcoming people to their city.
Strong friendships can be formed in many places. Some in childhood. Some in school. Some in the workplace. Some through church. Getting involved as a volunteer in a charitable or not-for-profit organization is an endeavor that can pay off in many ways, even if you are working for free.
CHICAGO | A sea otter found abandoned in Alaska at less than 6 weeks old in 1990 was considered the oldest sea otter living in any North American zoo or aquarium when she was euthanized over the weekend, Shedd Aquarium officials said Monday.
CHICAGO | Chicago's Shedd Aquarium is now offering healthy menu options to the more than 750,000 children who visit each year.
Rumors circulating that the Chicago River may reverse itself due to low water levels in Lake Michigan are bogus, according to experts at the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.
GARY | Nearly 100 middle school students at Aspire Charter Academy in Gary participated in the Shedd Aquarium Wreath-Cycled Classroom Challenge. The contest was sponsored by the McDonald's Owner Operators of Chicagoland and Northwest Indiana.
CHICAGO | Three Asian carp now call Chicago's Shedd Aquarium home.
CHICAGO | The baby beluga whale born at Chicago's Shedd Aquarium is a girl.
In this April 3 photo provided by the Shedd Aquarium, Lisa Takaki, the aquarium's senior director of marine mammals, interacts with Kenai, one of the last two sea otters rescued from the Exxon Valdez oil spill in Alaska in 1989.
This April 3 photo provided by the Shedd Aquarium shows Kenai, one of the last two sea otters rescued from the Exxon Valdez oil spill in Alaska in 1989. Shedd Aquarium officials said Wednesday that they euthanized the 23-year-old, female sea otter on Tuesday.
CHICAGO | One of the last two sea otters rescued from the Exxon Valdez oil spill off Alaska's coast in 1989 has been euthanized at Chicago's Shedd Aquarium, officials said Wednesday.
CHICAGO | There's a new baby beluga at Chicago's Shedd Aquarium.
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