Archive for July 2014

Should Pandas and Other Endangered Species Be Allowed to Just Die Out?

An algorithm developed by Australian researchers has been making news lately and raising the ethical question of whether or not some species of animals should simply die out.  The algorithm looks at species with populations lower than 5,000 and combines risk factors together to give an outlook on the likelihood of whether or not the... Read more »

Top Five Ways to Take Advantage of the Cool Chicago Summer Weather

While stormy Chicago weather may not be fun, at least it typically brings along a nice cool front behind it. With nice, cool summer days in the forecast, it is the perfect time to get out and enjoy these Chicagoland summer activities. Here are the top five ways you should make the most of this... Read more »

Discover Chicago's Version of Pablo Escobar's Wild Hippos

Pablo Escobar’s hippos running amuck in the Amazon made the news this week, but while the hippos may be amusing, they bring a bigger issue to the spotlight: invasive species. In recent years, other invasive species have made news in and around Chicago. Two that come to mind are the emerald ash borers that have... Read more »
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Fireworks Alternatives for Autistic and Young Children

If you have an autistic child, or one that has sensory issues, the 4th of July can be a bit of a bust for your family. My son has always hated loud noises and can’t stand the feeling of “rockets bursting in the air,” so we have had to come up with alternatives to the... Read more »

Last Minute Chicago & Chicagoland 4th of July Activities & Events

The holiday weekend is quickly approaching, but don’t panic if you haven’t made any fun plans for the 4th of July just yet. The Chicago area offers a ton of fun and unique experiences that are slightly off the beaten path, but can be just as fun as Navy Pier. Here are 5 local Chicagoland... Read more »

The Cheapest Way to Visit Brookfield Zoo: Hidden Perks of Membership

Brookfield Zoo is one of the most popular and beloved family hotspots in Chicagoland, but it is not a cheap place to experience. Parking starts at $10 a car and admission is $15 an adult and $10.50 a kid, so the costs add up quickly when visiting with a family. After you take out a... Read more »
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4th of July 2014 Suburb & Chicago Fireworks List

Looking for local chicago fireworks? Here is a list of communities that will be hosting fireworks displays in and around Chicago and Chicagoland for the 4th of July. There might be more communities than those listed, so if you don’t see your community on this list, you might want to call and check. Antioch Date:... Read more »
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