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Last weekend Kiwi and I wrapped up warm and ventured to the west of Chicago. We had heard about free zoo days that take place in winter, January and February, and offer free admission to a huge range of zoos. 501 more words

Take The Long Way Home

Police: Man Beat Pregnant Girlfriend In Brookfield Zoo

(STMW) — A west suburban man is facing domestic battery charges after he punched his pregnant girlfriend in the face while she was holding a child Saturday afternoon at Brookfield Zoo, according to police. 296 more words


Out favorite children's books: Zoo books

Ever since we went to Zoo Lights, Peeper has been talking about the zoo.

When I say we’re taking Finn for a walk, she says, “Zoo!” When I buckle her into her car seat, she says, “Zoo!” When we brush our teeth, she points to the picture of the rhino in the bathroom and says, “Zoo!” (Yes, we have a photo of a rhino in the bathroom. 374 more words

Riverside Brookfield HS Considers Selling Naming Rights For New Stadium

RIVERSIDE, Ill. (CBS) – Taxpayers are well aware that school improvements cost money, big money. Now, leaders in one west suburban school district are turning to a novel way to finance new sports facilities: naming rights. 273 more words


The Tonic of Zoo Animals

With my first month passed in Chicago in years I made sure to meet again with the city’s public animals. The years away (in the simple warmth of the hinterland, under the unconscious shadow of regional history, protected by social contract written in local long-hand) — how had they built this appetite to attend the zoos and aquarium? 432 more words

Winter Walks on the Tame Side

Reveling in a rather rapid recovery, it feels good to get out again and walk with the camera, even if I’m not running into anything too remarkable to photograph. 539 more words


Brookfield Zoo Prepares Animals For Cold

(CBS) — Brookfield Zoo’s three resident polar bears, six bison and two snow leopards are used to this kind of weather but Spokesman Bill Zeigler says they make sure the animals have indoor and outdoor access during severe cold. 180 more words