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Selfridges' Christmas Grotto Opens

Chicago’s Santas: Best Of The Best

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.

12/02/2011

Tapeko, a bottlenose dolphin at Brookfield Zoo, gave birth to a male calf on Oct. 30, 2011, but the baby dolphin died moments after birth. (Credit: Brookfield Zoo)

Baby Dolphin Dies Shortly After Birth At Brookfield Zoo

A newborn dolphin died within moments of his birth at Brookfield Zoo early Sunday morning.

CBS Chicago–10/30/2011

Western grey kangaroos at Brookfield Zoo’s Australia House getting a tasty treat thanks to a new browse program between the zoo and ComEd. Browse is branches, twigs and leaves from trees and shrubs. (Photo Courtesy Chicago Zoological Society)

ComEd Tree Trimmings Make A Tasty Treat For Zoo Animals

ComEd’s tree-trimming operations have been providing what some might consider an unlikely benefit to the animals at the Brookfield Zoo.

10/04/2011

Dolphin Dies

Dolphin Dies Just Before Planned Show At Brookfield Zoo

A 4-year-old Atlantic bottlenose dolphin died Monday at the Brookfield Zoo.

CBS Chicago–09/06/2011

Lake Forest Art Fair On The Square

Labor Day Weekend Guide

Labor Day weekend is upon us! From festivals to music, the city and suburbs are full of things to do.

09/02/2011

Brookfield Zoo

15 Years Ago Today: Gorilla Rescues Boy Who Fell In Ape Pit

A boy, now 18 years old, owes his life to the maternal instincts of a gorilla at Brookfield Zoo.

CBS Chicago–08/16/2011

Animals At In The Brookfield Zoo Try To Beat The Summer Heat

Polar Bear Tries To Beat The Heat At Brookfield Zoo

The animals at Brookfield Zoo are getting a special treat to beat the heat.

WBBM Newsradio–07/20/2011

Brookfield Zoo

Hospice Patient To Go Behind The Scenes At Brookfield Zoo

A hospice patient with a passion for exotic animals is about to have a dream fulfilled.

WBBM Newsradio–07/11/2011

Officer Thor Soderberg

Officer Soderberg Honored One Year After Murder

One year has passed since Chicago Police Officer Thor Soderberg was shot and killed with his own gun.

CBS Chicago–07/07/2011

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Brookfield Zoo Guide

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: […]

05/28/2011

Groundhog

Brookfield Groundhog To Come Out As Snow Falls

Groundhog Day is Wednesday, just in time for what could be a foot or more of snow.

WBBM Newsradio–01/31/2011

Here's what happens when you give a bear a cheese head. (Credit: Brookfield Zoo)

What Happens When You Give A Bear A Cheesehead

The folks at Brookfield Zoo wanted to find out. So, they did

01/21/2011

Giant Panda

No Pandas Coming With Chinese President

Chicago can expect new contracts, but no new pandas, when the Chinese President comes to visit next week.

WBBM Newsradio–01/14/2011

Family Friendly New Year's Eve

Plenty Of Family-Friendly New Year’s Options

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.

WBBM Newsradio–12/31/2010

Christmas Lights In Chicago

Best Holiday Lights In Chicago

Check out our list of the best FREE holiday light displays in Chicago. Grab the camera and some hot chocolate and get outside!

12/22/2010

Brookfield Zoo

Admission Fee Hike At Brookfield Zoo?

A battle over taxes is underway in Brookfield, and it could mean you will pay more to go to the zoo.

CBS Chicago–12/15/2010

A four-month-old polar bear cub stretches following a nap next to his 22-year-old mother Arki at suburban Chicago's Brookfield Zoo May 2, 2007 in Brookfield, Illinois.  (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Brookfield Zoo Cuts 11 Jobs, Closes 2 Exhibits

Eleven jobs are being cut at Brookfield Zoo to help close a $1.3 million budget shortfall.

12/13/2010

Todd Stroger

Party Cost $79K Meant For Flood Repair

Documents show the Todd Stroger administration threw a zoo party for families affected by flooding. It cost nearly $79,000 in federal grant money meant to restore flood-damaged homes.

CBS Chicago–12/01/2010

Brookfield Zoo

Brookfield Zoo, Village Work On Water Deal

The water fight involving the Village of Brookfield and its namesake zoo could soon be over – and it might have been a big misunderstanding.

10/14/2010

Brookfield Zoo

Brookfield Zoo Officials Angry Over Water Rates

Officials at the Brookfield Zoo are going ape over a plan to raise their water rates.

CBS Chicago–10/12/2010

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