You could spend a small fortune going to a movie or sending the kids to day camp, but we’ve compiled a list of free, inexpensive and exciting activities to take you through the weekend. Be sure to double check the website for what’s included. You may still need to pay for special activities or parking. So pack up the kids and pack a lunch and have a great winter break.
Since 1993, the Groundhog Day holiday has enjoyed renewed interest due to the namesake cult film starring the very excellent Bill Murray as weatherman Phil Connors. While Punxsatawney, PA gets most the national attention on the day itself, the actual location of the filming of Groundhog Day is our very own Woodstock, IL. Murray was the star, but the town itself plays a major role…
I want you to know, a lot has changed since my last date guide. I’m not the amateurish schmuck I was when I wrote that dating guide. I’m a totally new schmuck. I am more mature and ready to tell you about some of the best winter date spots that exist in this fine city.
There is a new addition at Brookfield Zoo this holiday season.
Here’s a guide of the Best Santa’s to visit in the Chicago area – and where and when you can bring your kids of all ages to sit on his lap.
A newborn dolphin died within moments of his birth at Brookfield Zoo early Sunday morning.
ComEd’s tree-trimming operations have been providing what some might consider an unlikely benefit to the animals at the Brookfield Zoo.
A 4-year-old Atlantic bottlenose dolphin died Monday at the Brookfield Zoo.
Labor Day weekend is upon us! From festivals to music, the city and suburbs are full of things to do.
A boy, now 18 years old, owes his life to the maternal instincts of a gorilla at Brookfield Zoo.
The animals at Brookfield Zoo are getting a special treat to beat the heat.
A hospice patient with a passion for exotic animals is about to have a dream fulfilled.
One year has passed since Chicago Police Officer Thor Soderberg was shot and killed with his own gun.
Brookfield Zoo 8400 31st St., Brookfield, Ill. Monday – Saturday: 9:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. Sunday: 9:30 a.m. – 7:30 p.m. Indoor Animal Exhibits close one half hour before the zoo closes. General Admission Adults: […]
Groundhog Day is Wednesday, just in time for what could be a foot or more of snow.
The folks at Brookfield Zoo wanted to find out. So, they did
Chicago can expect new contracts, but no new pandas, when the Chinese President comes to visit next week.
If you want to go out tonight for New Year’s Eve, but don’t have a babysitter or want to ring in the New Year with your children, no problem.
Check out our list of the best FREE holiday light displays in Chicago. Grab the camera and some hot chocolate and get outside!
A battle over taxes is underway in Brookfield, and it could mean you will pay more to go to the zoo.