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A rare Peregrine Falcon has been nesting on the roof of Juanita Jordan's condo at 1100 N. Lake Shore Dr., and her eggs are expected to hatch soon. (Credit: Field Museum)

Peregrine Falcon Nesting At Juanita Jordan’s For-Sale Condo

There is a luxury Lake Shore Drive condo — with a well-known owner — for sale on the Gold Coast, and the unit has a very special unexpected visitor living just above it. CBS 2’s Marissa Bailey reports a rare Peregrine Falcon has been nesting with several eggs just on the roof of the penthouse at 1100 N. Lakeshore Dr.

CBS 2–05/09/2012

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Shedd, Adler, Art Institute To Close For 3 Days For NATO Summit

The Shedd Aquarium, the Adler Planetarium, and the Art Institute of Chicago will be closed for three days on the weekend of the NATO Summit.

CBS Chicago–05/09/2012

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Philanthropist Donates Meteorite Fragment To Field Museum

A philanthropist specializing in meteorites has given the Field Museum ten grams of a 4.6 billion year old meteorite that exploded last month over northern California.

05/09/2012

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Genghis Khan Invades Chicago: Interview With The Field Museum’s Tom Skwerski

Genghis Khan has an oft-misunderstood legacy. The ruthless Mongol emperor drastically expanded his 12th and 13th century Asian empire through force — but along the way introduced passports and a postal system, among other innovations. “Genghis Khan,” a new show at the Field Museum running through September 3, takes a look at the ruler through an exhibit of artifacts ranging from jewelry and silk robes to weapons and religious relics — and even a mummy…

03/05/2012

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March Arts Preview

There aren’t enough hours in the day to check out every noteworthy event in Chicago. Check out our quick guide to five can’t-miss picks for March.

02/27/2012

A new temporary exhibit at the Field Museum showcases some of the institution's mummies. (CBS)

Your Chicago: Field Museum’s Dinosaurs And Mummies

CBS 2’s Kate Sullivan re-introduces us to the famous Chicago institution, which has a new exhibit.

02/17/2012

This female mummy dates to the Ptolemaic Dynasty,  the family in power when Cleopatra reigned. (Credit: Field Museum)

Field Museum To Offer Rare Look At Mummies

Starting Friday, visitors can get a rare look at mummies from deep inside the Field Museum collection.

02/15/2012

Sue, the lovely T-Rex. (Credit: Jasmyn Martin)

Guide To The Field Museum

On your day off, do you lose hours in front of your computer, as you’re doing now, refreshing Tumblr and tweeting about some idiotic thing someone said on Facebook? No? Well, good for you. You are the 1%. As for the rest of us, it might be time to go outside and get our brains moving again. If you haven’t visited the Field Museum of Natural History in a few years, it’s high time you returned. Here are some tips so you can make the most of your time.

01/12/2012

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Ground Zero 360° At Field Museum

The tragic events of September 11 happened just over a decade ago, but the country hasn’t forgotten. Among the many ways Chicago is commemorating the anniversary is with the riveting Ground Zero 360° exhibit, on view at The Field Museum through January 2.

11/07/2011

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Quick Guide To Free Museum Days

Visiting Chicago’s museums is an enriching experience, but it can be prohibitively expensive. Most area museums schedule free days each year, and Illinois residents can take advantage of extra discounts. Read on for a round up of free days for the rest of 2011 – now you’ll know where to go the next time you have an unexpected day off.

10/24/2011

The Field Museum's bathrooms have been rated No. 1 in the nation. (Credit: America's Best Bathrooms)

Field Museum Bathrooms Rank No.1 In Nation

The next time you visit Chicago’s Field Museum make a special trip to the restrooms.

WBBM Newsradio–10/20/2011

Boats that came loose during high winds on Thursday float along the breakwall near the Shedd Aquarium. (CBS)

Boats Knocked Off Moorings Near Museum Campus

Several boats moored in Lake Michigan near the Museum Campus were knocked loose Wednesday night amid strong winds and high waves.

CBS 2–10/19/2011

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Field Museum Hosts Town Hall On Cyberbullying

Experts say forms of digital harassment have increased significantly with the usage of social media, especially among youth and young adults. But one media giant is taking an active step in educating web users about Internet safety.

10/19/2011

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Study: Field Museum’s Sue Was Bigger Than Anyone Realized

It turns out Chicago’s favorite Tyrannosaurus rex was much heavier than anyone knew.

CBS Chicago–10/13/2011

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Field Museum Nominated For Best Bathroom

The Field Museum is making headlines again, and this time it’s not the world-class exhibitions or extensive research drawing attention.

09/19/2011

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Visitors Moved By Field Museum Exhibit Commemorating 9/11

As America prepares to honor the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, crowds are heading to the Field Museum of Natural History for the moving exhibit, “Ground Zero 360: Never Forget.”

CBS Chicago–09/09/2011

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Family Guide To The South Loop

An eclectic combination of historical and hip sets the South Loop neighborhood apart from its fellows. The once barely inhabited industrial section of the city is now densely populated with a vibrant, young community of professionals, students and families.

09/09/2011

Paul McCormack, Nicola McClean

Field Museum Exhibit Seeks To Ensure America Never Forgets 9/11

The Field Museum of Natural History is getting all ready to open its exhibit commemorating the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, as the 10-year anniversary of the attacks comes in less than two weeks.

CBS Chicago–08/30/2011

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Gov. Quinn Presides Over Sales Party For Nissan Leaf

Gov. Pat Quinn on Thursday personally presided over the sales party for the Nissan Leaf electric car, which is being demonstrated through the weekend in the Field Museum parking lot.

WBBM Newsradio–08/26/2011

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Field Museum Exhibit To Mark 10th Anniversary Of 9/11 Attacks

The Field Museum is planning an exhibit designed to mark the 10th anniversary of the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001.

CBS Chicago–08/10/2011

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