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Life’s a picnic with these summer plans

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.

July 16, 2014 12:00 am
How do you celebrate a 'miracle?' With lots of hugs

How do you celebrate a 'miracle?' With lots of hugs

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.

July 05, 2014 3:00 pm Photos

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Expert: No major impact of BP oil spill on wildlife expected

Expert: No major impact of BP oil spill on wildlife expected

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.

March 28, 2014 10:45 am Related
“Welcome to Dyer” signs created by local artist

“Welcome to Dyer” signs created by local artist

Within the coming months, visitors to Dyer will begin noticing unique signs welcoming people to their city.

September 12, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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Friendships are an added benefit of volunteering

Friendships are an added benefit of volunteering

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.

September 10, 2013 5:14 pm Photos

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23-year-old otter dies at Chicago's Shedd Aquarium

23-year-old otter dies at Chicago's Shedd Aquarium

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.

August 27, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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Shedd offering healthy menu options for children

CHICAGO | Chicago's Shedd Aquarium is now offering healthy menu options to the more than 750,000 children who visit each year.

March 27, 2013 7:45 pm
Chicago River reversal nothing to be concerned about, experts say

Chicago River reversal nothing to be concerned about, experts say

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.

January 22, 2013 12:00 am
Aspire students participate in Shedd wreath contest

Aspire students participate in Shedd wreath contest

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.

December 25, 2012 3:55 pm Photos

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3 Asian carp now at Chicago's Shedd Aquarium

CHICAGO | Three Asian carp now call Chicago's Shedd Aquarium home.

December 21, 2012 6:30 pm

Baby beluga makes debut at Shedd on Friday

CHICAGO | The baby beluga whale born at Chicago's Shedd Aquarium is a girl.

October 25, 2012 12:00 am
1 of last 2 Exxon Valdez-rescued sea otters dies

1 of last 2 Exxon Valdez-rescued sea otters dies

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.

October 11, 2012 12:00 am
1 of last 2 Exxon Valdez-rescued sea otters dies

1 of last 2 Exxon Valdez-rescued sea otters dies

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.

October 11, 2012 12:00 am
1 of last 2 Exxon Valdez-rescued sea otters dies

1 of last 2 Exxon Valdez-rescued sea otters dies

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.

October 10, 2012 5:45 pm Photos

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Baby beluga whale born at Chicago's Shedd Aquarium

CHICAGO | There's a new baby beluga at Chicago's Shedd Aquarium.

August 28, 2012 8:30 pm
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Janet Barnes and Ashley Weinzweig

August 22, 2012 12:00 am
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David Trace, Alex Levy and Dan Philips

August 22, 2012 12:00 am
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Detour JazFunk

August 22, 2012 12:00 am
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Matt Canna and Julie Hawkins

August 22, 2012 12:00 am
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Jack Hammond, Jason Gilboy and T.J. Dammrich

August 22, 2012 12:00 am
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