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Best Chicago Easter Events For Kids 2013

Celebrating Easter in Chicago should be something for the entire family. Check out some of the Easter-themed activities that cater towards families with children this Easter and make it memorable for everyone, regardless of their age.


Lincoln Park Zoo's new bushbaby is emerging from its nest. (Lincoln Park Zoo)

Rare Bushbaby Makes Its Debut At Lincoln Park Zoo

Bushbabies are tiny primates native to Southern Africa, and are exceedingly rare in zoos.


Nayembi is recovering from her injuries. (Credit: Lincoln Park Zoo)

Baby Gorilla Recovering From Her Injuries At Lincoln Park Zoo

It was just over a week ago that Lincoln Park Zoo’s baby gorilla was found seriously injured. CBS 2′s Ed Curran reports the three month old is improving.


The latest addition, a baby female, left, to the gorilla enclosure at the Lincoln Park Zoo. (Lincoln Park Zoo)

Baby Gorilla Injured At Lincoln Park Zoo

Lincoln Park zoo has a dedicated hospital where the gorilla baby is being cared for.



5 Ways To Beat Cabin Fever In Chicago

Cabin fever got you down? Get out and enjoy some of the best winter happenings Chicago has to offer. From sleepovers at the zoo to hockey at Soldier Field, here’s a round up of 5 things to do in the city this season.


(Credit: Lincoln Park Zoo Presents Zoo Lights
/ Todd Rosenberg Photography 2011)

Best Places For Outdoor Winter Activities In Chicago

Once you’ve pushed yourself to brave the lower temperatures, you’ll find that Chicago does have some fun winter activities to offer.


The latest addition, a baby female, left, to the gorilla enclosure at the Lincoln Park Zoo. (Lincoln Park Zoo)

Baby Gorilla Born At Chicago’s Lincoln Park Zoo

Zoo officials say the baby girl appears to be in good health and is doing well.



Best Fall Family Getaways In Chicago

Chicago might be known for its summer festivals but fall can be just as exciting for family fun. Check out the great fall family getaways in Chicago and make the most of the changing season.


Bana nurses her baby at Lincoln Park Zoo. (Credit: Todd Rosenberg/Lincoln Park Zoo)

Rare Lowland Gorilla Born At Lincoln Park Zoo

There’s a new addition to the family at Lincoln Park Zoo, which has announced the birth of a baby western lowland gorilla.


Viking Ship

Historic Chicago Viking Ship May Finally Get Permanent Home

A historic ship that has been looking for a Chicago home for years may finally get its chance.

CBS Chicago–09/12/2012

Zebra Foal

Lincoln Park Zoo Wants Your Help Naming Newborn Zebra

A new baby zebra was born at the Lincoln Park Zoo this week, and the zoo wants your help in naming him.

CBS Chicago–08/24/2012

Titi Monkey

Lincoln Park Zoo Celebrates Birth Of Baby Titi Monkey

The Lincoln Park Zoo is celebrating the birth of a new baby monkey, whom you can see at the zoo’s Helen Brach Primate House.

CBS Chicago–08/21/2012

Bali Mynah

Lincoln Park Zoo Hatches 3 Critically Endangered Bali Mynahs

The Lincoln Park Zoo can now count three more examples of one of the world’s rarest birds among its residents.

CBS Chicago–08/16/2012

JoJo, 32 (right) and Kamba, 8, western lowland gorillas at Brookfield Zoo. (Credit: Brookfield Zoo)

Lincoln Park Native JoJo Settles Among Gorillas At Brookfield Zoo

A gorilla named JoJo has traded the north lakefront for the southwest suburbs, as he takes over the leadership and breeding roles at Brookfield Zoo.

CBS Chicago–06/26/2012


Guide To Lincoln Park Zoo

As if a stroll through Lincoln Park on a fine day weren’t enough to convince Chicagoans that city summers are a more than adequate payback for the preceding winter, there are innumerable jewels nestled within the landscape to ensure that great things await you at every turn. Peaceful gardens and ponds, historic buildings and statues, playlots and paths abound, and in the middle of it all is a world-class (and free!) zoo…


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Police Warn Of Lincoln Park Auto Burglaries

Police are warning motorists who park near Lincoln Park Zoo of a spate of recent burglaries to cars parked there.


Autumn Wright and her older sister Tierney are looking forward to spring break and their parents are looking for fun ways they can spend their free time without spending a lot of money. (Credit: CBS)

Survive This Economy: Saving Money On Spring Break

The next three weeks kick off spring break for hundreds of thousands of students all over the Chicago area. So on Thursday, the Wright family, like many families in the area, is looking for something to do, without spending a lot of money.

CBS 2–03/22/2012

CHICAGO - DECEMBER 26th, 2011: Hundreds of people congregate in Millennium Park for the winter to enjoy a family night of ice skating.  The ice rink is open everyday from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. through March with weather permitting.  (credit: Steve Hardy/CBS Local)

Free & Cheap Winter Break Activities In Chicago

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.



Summer Camp Scramble

Though summer seems like a distant dream during February in Chicago, summer camp registration is in full swing! Here’s a list of only a few notable summer camps in the Chicagoland area among the many, many (did I say many? Because I mean many!) camps offered. Be sure to click over to the websites to get all the details of registration, ages and dates!


Adelor The Lion

Adelor The Lion Dies At Lincoln Park Zoo

Adelor the African lion, one of the most popular animals at the Lincoln Park Zoo, has passed away.

CBS Chicago–02/01/2012