Sahar the Lion Celebrates 7th Birthday at Lincoln Park Zoo

Sahar, the zoo’s male lion, celebrated his 7th birthday Friday with a paper-mache water buffalo as a gift from his caretakers. When he emerged from his indoor enclosure dozens of his most loyal fans serenaded him with a rendition of “Happy Birthday to You.” Sahar had the outdoors to himself for his birthday, at least in the … More Sahar the Lion Celebrates 7th Birthday at Lincoln Park Zoo

Year-Over-Year Sales Increases Reach Double Digits in 5 Price Categories

The National Association of Realtors’ most recent Existing Home Sales Report revealed that, compared to last year, home sales are up dramatically in five of the six price ranges they measure. Homes priced between $100-250K showed a 20.7% increase year-over-year. This is an impressive increase, showing that November was an excellent month for home sales in this price range. But … More Year-Over-Year Sales Increases Reach Double Digits in 5 Price Categories

Lincoln Park Zoo’s New Baby Colobus Monkey

Lincoln Park Zoo announced Thursday that Kutaka, a 12-year-old black-and-white colobus monkey, had given birth on Christmas. The baby joins 23-year-old father Keanjaha and 15-month-old sister Nairobi in the family, along with two adult aunts. The zoo is clearly having as much success with its Black-and-White Colobus Species Survival Plan as it has with its similar breeding … More Lincoln Park Zoo’s New Baby Colobus Monkey

Notebaert Nature Museum Celebrates 160th Anniversary

The Notebaert Nature Museum might be a relatively new addition along the city’s lakefront, but it reminds visitors of its origins as the Chicago Academy of Sciences by offering free admission to Illinois residents this week. The weeklong bash offers free admission all this week, then climaxes Saturday with a 160th birthday party as it … More Notebaert Nature Museum Celebrates 160th Anniversary

Red Line Modernization Approved in the Nick of Time

The City of Chicago has scored a much needed $1.1 billion commitment in federal funding for the ongoing modernization of the Red Line just days before President Barack Obama is scheduled to leave office. Combined with $1 billion that will be raised by the city, the CTA will have $2.1 billion to help pay for the … More Red Line Modernization Approved in the Nick of Time