After plant die-off, what fate awaits alligator snapping turtles?
The Santa Fe River plant die-off of 2012 has researchers looking for answers.
How to tell the difference between a crocodile and an alligator
Southern Florida is about the only place you can find both alligators and crocodiles living wild in the same place.
Alligators dropped to darkest Gulf depths to see what bites
What happens when you drop a dead alligator in the darkest depths of the Gulf of Mexico It's not a question that has plagued many scientists, but it has plagued at least one - Craig McClain, a marine biologist and executive director of the Louisiana University Marine Consortium in Cocodrie. McClain wanted to see what unfolded if he introduced a rare calorie-rich reptile to the abyssal seafloor, a dark and nearly lifeless place with little food for the few critters dwelling there. So…
Colorado gator wrangler building lagoon where “you can actually scuba next to a 10-foot alligator...
Colorado gator wrangler building lagoon where “you can actually scuba next to a 10-foot alligator and not get eaten”
Girl used Gatorland tip to survive alligator attack near Orlando
ORLANDO — A 10-year-old girl who was bitten on the leg as she sat in shallow lake waters in Lake Mary Jane near Orlando told reporters she used a tip she remembered from a trip to Orlando's Gat
A 5-foot-long alligator is living in a Chicago park. Police have no idea how it got there
The unusual resident was spotted in Humboldt Park Lagoon on the city's West Side.
Bill Murray celebrating with his Chicago Cubs is amazing
Bill Murray, an Illinois native and lifetime Cubs fan, is no longer living a real-life Groundhog Day.
The myths and truths about Chicago's guns and murder rate
CHICAGO (AP) - Chicago police are wrestling with gun violence, blamed largely on gangs. President Donald Trump has frequently singled out the city for criticism , calling the crime problem "a total disaster" and claiming Chicago has the strongest guns laws in the nation and still hasn't been able to curb violence. But there are common misunderstandings about Chicago's homicide rate and how the city regulates…
The Latest: 10 injured in Chicago explosion, roof collapse
CHICAGO (AP) - The Latest on a roof collapse at a Chicago water reclamation plant (all times local) 4:20 p.m. Ten people have been seriously injured after an explosion at a Chicago water reclamation plant that authorities say may have been caused by a buildup of methane gas. Chicago Fire Department officials say two of the 10 had to be rescued from the rubble after the explosion caused a section of the building's roof to collapse around 11 a.m. Thursday. Firefighters pulled one…
Chicago's top prosecutor subpoenaed in Jussie Smollett case
CHICAGO (AP) - Chicago's top prosecutor has been subpoenaed to appear in court by a retired appellate judge who's pushing for a special prosecutor to investigate the handling of the case against actor Jussie Smollett The Chicago Sun-Times reports that Sheila O'Brien also subpoenaed Cook County State's Attorney Kim Foxx's top deputy and requested that Smollett appear at a hearing on her request Foxx was harshly…
Researchers: Chicago must overhaul homicide investigations
CHICAGO (AP) - The Chicago Police Department must make significant changes in the way it investigates homicides in a city where more than half of killings go unsolved, a police research group said in a report released Wednesday The Police Executive Research Forum found problems in the department that included inadequate training; a lack of a detective unit devoted solely to homicide investigations; and a failure…
What Chicago Learned After Demolishing Public Housing
The city's ambitious plan to transform its troubled public housing system uprooted thousands of low-income residents. Two decades later, researcher Susan Popkin reflects on what worked—and what failed.
4 top spots for family yoga in Chicago
Chicago Bandits top Comets again, 9-4
Still trying to get comfortable in Sprenger Stadium, the Cleveland Comets jumped to an early lead, but couldn’t contain the bats of the Chicago Bandits late as the Comets fell, 9-4, on Aug. 4.
Discover the city beneath the streets in Chicago's Pedway
We might have been Hansel and Gretel looking for breadcrumbs strewn at our feet or hikers following blazes on trees along the Appalachian Trail....
Q&A: The myths and truths about Chicago's guns and murder rate
Chicago police are wrestling with gun violence, blamed largely on gangs. President Donald Trump has frequently singled out the city for criticism, calling the crime problem "a total disaster" and
Busiest airports in the US: Chicago's O’Hare flies to top of list
Chicago's O’Hare International Airport is once again the nation’s busiest in terms of total flights, surpassing Atlanta for the first time since 2014, according to federal data.
Hoping to solve Middletown homicide, police follow tips in Chicago
Middletown detectives traveled to Chicago this week following leads in a New Year's Day homicide.
Alligators in Chicago? Here's How Experts Rescue Exotic Animals in the City
Don't abandon your "exotic" pets. Instead, here's what you should do with turtles, snakes and reptiles.
Brown scores 20 to carry Seattle over Chicago St. 77-57
SEATTLE (AP) - Terrell Brown had 20 points as Seattle easily defeated Chicago State 77-57 on Saturday Morgan Means had 12 points for Seattle (15-12, 3-9 Western Athletic Conference). Delante Jones added 10 points. Mattia Da Campo had 10 points and six rebounds for the home team. Delshon Strickland had 17 points for the Cougars (3-25, 0-13), whose losing streak reached 17 games. Anthony Harris added 13 points and six rebounds. Rob Shaw had 12 points. The Redhawks improve to 2-0 against the…