Long-armed beetles, beautifully preserved butterflies and an eerie sea demon await you at the new Insect Asylum museum (2870 N. Milwaukee Ave.), launching Saturday, May 14, in Avondale. Ahead of the grand opening, which also features a live sloth and musical performances, proprietor Nina Salem introduced us to the space’s new residents.
Ichthyosaurs were predatory marine reptiles that could grow to enormous sizes and ruled the seas during part of the dinosaur era. For a chunk of the millions of years when dinosaurs reigned over Earth's landmasses, ichthyosaurs claimed the title as maritime apex predators.
Unity Park (2636 N. Kimball Ave.) wants to help you cross off those last few people on your holiday shopping list — or just get something nice for yourself. The Unity Park Advisory Council (UPAC) wraps up a virtual auction and raffle this weekend, a pandemic-year virtual replacement for the group’s annual winter fundraiser.
IAccording to taxonomy, the discipline that assigns official scientific names to all known organisms, all birds are dinosaurs. "Robin" and "blackbird" are common names that may mean different things in different places, while the clade "Dinosauria" is a clear scientific designation.
When a virus invades your cells, it changes your body. But in the process, the pathogen changes its shape, too. A new mathematical model predicts the points on the virus that allow this shape-shifting to occur, revealing a new way to find potential drug and vaccine targets. The unique math-based approach has already identified potential targets in the coronavirus that causes COVID-19.
This Saturday, thousands of Chicagoans stuck inside due to “social distancing” will throw open their windows to sing some of the most inspiring lyrics in pop music: “Whoa, we’re halfway the-ere!” Yes, responding to the community balcony sing-alongs in locked-down Italy, two Chicago women are hosting a citywide “Livin’ on a Prayer” window sing-along.
Voters of Logan Square, your polling place for today’s primary election may have changed!
Some polling sites in the neighborhood appear to have closed amid coronavirus concerns. But you can find your new polling site via several resources — and use of early voting sites has been extended through today.
If you’re worried about the effects of COVID-19 closures on your neighbors, here are some ways to help out — from volunteering to buying gift cards online.
Thanks to Your Happy Place Liquors, a healthy assortment of organic groceries will still be coming to the mini-Target block — just across the street.
The aldermen of Logan Square entered 2020 after about seven months with a more-progressive city council. We wanted to check in with the three aldermen serving the majority of the neighborhood and get an update on what they accomplished in 2019 and what they hope to get done this year and beyond.
Alderman Daniel La Spata, of the 1st Ward ... said the first year has been a learning experience, but he’s looking forward to pushing policies ...