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ABC7 Chicago - Frank Mathie Features



Frank Mathie is a feature reporter for ABC 7 News. In his 36 years with ABC 7, he has covered everything from hard news to human-interest stories. With his current focus on features, he delves into the issues, events, and personalities of Chicago, bringin



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Frank Mathie Features October 12, 2011

Wed 12 Oct 2011 11:39:59 GMT

The Sears Tower now goes by a new name, but there is another Sears Tower that exists in Chicago's history.


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Frank Mathie Features October 11, 2011

Tue 11 Oct 2011 11:39:59 GMT

Three years ago Chicago's famous Pump Room closed. At least that's what everyone thought. Now here it is again open to a thirsty public. It might not be as glitzy as it once was but it's still that same old historic watering hole.


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Frank Mathie Features October 5, 2011

Wed 05 Oct 2011 11:39:59 GMT

It takes a very quiet studio for Thomas Allen Pauly to paint the excitement of thoroughbred racing.


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Frank Mathie Features October 4, 2011

Tue 04 Oct 2011 11:39:59 GMT

Fresh leaves and twigs -- Brookfield Zoo calls it ''browse.'' The animals call it delicious.


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Frank Mathie Features September 28, 2011

Wed 28 Sep 2011 11:39:59 GMT

There has been so much rain the past several days, it seems almost all outdoor activity has been eliminated. But there is something going on in Lake Michigan near Navy Pier.


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Frank Mathie Features September 27, 2011

Tue 27 Sep 2011 11:39:59 GMT

Need an old saddle for a new horse? You might just find it at Leslie Hindman Auctioneers this weekend.


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Frank Mathie Features September 21, 2011

Wed 21 Sep 2011 11:39:59 GMT

Six-and-a-half tons of tumbling satellite is heading for Earth -- but before you scream ''The sky is falling! The sky is falling!'' -- relax!


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Frank Mathie Features September 20, 2011

Tue 20 Sep 2011 11:39:59 GMT

Chicago architect Jeanne Gang will get $500,000 with no strings attached for being selected for a John D. MacArthur Foundation Genius Grant.


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Frank Mathie Features August 30, 2011

Tue 30 Aug 2011 11:39:59 GMT

Some moving photos from the Sept. 11 terror attacks are on exhibit for the very first time at Chicago's Field Museum.


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Frank Mathie Features August 24, 2011

Wed 24 Aug 2011 11:39:59 GMT

About 85 soldiers in the Hobart Army Reserve returned home Wednesday after a year in Afghanistan.


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Frank Mathie Features August 23, 2011

Tue 23 Aug 2011 11:39:59 GMT

Soldier Field welcomed some special athletes Tuesday morning as the Valor Games Midwest kicked off its three-day event.


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Frank Mathie Features August 17, 2011

Wed 17 Aug 2011 11:39:59 GMT

It may be hard times these days, but the Rosemont convention center has never been so flush with cold, hard cash.


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Frank Mathie Features August 16, 2011

Tue 16 Aug 2011 11:39:59 GMT

A part of Chicago's Hegewisch neighborhood is being restored to its former natural beauty.


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Frank Mathie Features August 3, 2011

Wed 03 Aug 2011 11:39:59 GMT

What would you give the president of the United States for his birthday as he prepares to battle for a second term? President Barack Obama turns 50 Thursday.


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Frank Mathie Features August 2, 2011

Tue 02 Aug 2011 11:39:59 GMT

Birds of a feather flock together. And at Brookfield Zoo, birds not of a feather do as well. Two Indian peahens are standing in as surrogate moms for several Guineafowl chicks.


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Frank Mathie Features July 19, 2011

Tue 19 Jul 2011 11:39:59 GMT

How honest are you? Would you rather take something for free or make a donation? Many Chicagoans in Grant Park answered that question Tuesday at a booth set up by a Maryland company, Honest Tea. The company has 12 different flavors of organic tea and thirst quenchers on this second day of extreme heat.


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Frank Mathie Features July 18, 2011

Mon 18 Jul 2011 11:39:59 GMT

Happy birthday, Maggie! Brookfield Zoo's Bornean orangutan turned 50 Monday.


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Frank Mathie Features July 12, 2011

Tue 12 Jul 2011 11:39:59 GMT

Since 1875, thousands have tried and hundreds have succeeded in swimming the English Channel. A Chicago area man is about to dip his toes in the water.


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Frank Mathie Features July 5, 2011

Tue 05 Jul 2011 11:39:59 GMT

About six months ago, ABC7 reported the birth of a baby gibbon at Lincoln Park Zoo. The gibbon is a small ape that loves to fly through trees.


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Frank Mathie Features June 28, 2011

Tue 28 Jun 2011 11:39:59 GMT

Navy Week is a salute to men and women who have made anchors away a way of life. And while it wasn't the Red Sea, the SEALs seemed to enjoy Chicago's lakefront view and Shedd's ocean.


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Frank Mathie Features June 21, 2011

Tue 21 Jun 2011 11:39:59 GMT

A retired microbiologist has restored thousands of acres of prairie and trees at Taltree Arboretum and Gardens in Valparaiso, Ind.


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Frank Mathie Features June 14, 2011

Tue 14 Jun 2011 11:39:59 GMT

ABC7's Frank Mathie found a northwest suburban man who is restoring his own B-17 bomber.


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Frank Mathie Features June 8, 2011

Wed 08 Jun 2011 11:39:59 GMT

Where do babies come from? Well, at Lincoln Park Zoo storks actually do deliver bundles of joy -- in the form of chicks, of course.


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Frank Mathie Features June 7, 2011

Tue 07 Jun 2011 11:39:59 GMT

Birds build nests, bees build hives and beavers build lodges. Now you can see all of this up close at a Lincoln Park museum.


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Frank Mathie Features May 31, 2011

Tue 31 May 2011 11:39:59 GMT

It has happened again at the Evanston Public Library: the sound of angry peregrine falcons.


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Frank Mathie Features May 24, 2011

Tue 24 May 2011 11:39:59 GMT

A zebra has four legs and stripes. A giraffe has four legs and a long neck. If you were to mix them together, what would you get? It just might be an okapi.


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Frank Mathie Features May 17, 2011

Tue 17 May 2011 11:39:59 GMT

A new exhibit called "Whales: Giants of the Deep" opens a seven month run Friday at The Field Museum.


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Frank Mathie Features May 10, 2011

Tue 10 May 2011 11:39:59 GMT

For the third time in a row, students at Rolling Meadows High School won the world championship First Robotics Competition.


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Frank Mathie Features May 4, 2011

Wed 04 May 2011 11:39:59 GMT

"The place: Chicago's Haymarket Square near the intersection of Randolph and Des Plaines. The date: May 4th, 1886. It is the most devastating day in the history of the Chicago Police Department," said Dennis Bingham, Chicago police historian.


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Frank Mathie Features May 3, 2011

Tue 03 May 2011 11:39:59 GMT

Aaron Rucker has done it all and done it well. On Tuesday, the Chicago teacher was honored for dedication to the military and education.


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Frank Mathie Features April 27, 2011

Wed 27 Apr 2011 11:39:59 GMT

ABC7's Frank Mathie fulfilled a dream Wednesday, batting against major-league pitching.


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Frank Mathie Features April 20, 2011

Wed 20 Apr 2011 11:39:59 GMT

At Cupid Candies, they've been turning out homemade candies for 75 years -- and little has changed.


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Frank Mathie Features April 19, 2011

Tue 19 Apr 2011 11:39:59 GMT

Do you have what it takes to be blue? Blue Man Group is looking for three blue men.


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Frank Mathie Features April 12, 2011

Tue 12 Apr 2011 11:39:59 GMT

Some deep-sea creatures are about to surface at Shedd Aquarium. Jellies: Imagine Another World opens Friday.


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Frank Mathie Features April 6, 2011

wed 06 Apr 2011 11:39:59 GMT

Spring hasn't been very springy, but at Brookfield Zoo the season sprang into action with galloping giraffes.


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Frank Mathie Features April 5, 2011

Tue 05 Apr 2011 11:39:59 GMT

The south end of the Field Museum was littered with cranes and crates Tuesday. Those heavy-lifting cranes were used to move the huge crates- filled with whale bones- inside for an exhibit that opens in May.


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Frank Mathie Features March 30, 2011

Wed 30 Mar 2011 11:39:59 GMT

Five years ago, Sergio Lopez of Joliet lost both his legs while serving the U.S. Army in Iraq. His vehicle was blown apart by a roadside bomb. Today, he and his family broke ground on a new home, a Hero Home, in Hillside. Lopez, his wife, and two daughters will live in a home given to them by the people of Hillside and other groups around the Chicago area.


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Frank Mathie Features March 29, 2011

Tue 29 Mar 2011 11:39:59 GMT

The military returns once again to the old Armory Park Building on Chicago's North Side in a play about the Scottish regiment ''Black Watch.''


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Frank Mathie Features March 23, 2011

Wed 23 Mar 2011 11:39:59 GMT

Five days a week, Rambo is sniffing out trouble at the U.S. Customs and Border Protection facility at O'Hare International Airport. But soon the 8-year-old Belgian Malinois will retire.


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Frank Mathie Features March 22, 2011

Tue 22 Mar 2011 11:39:59 GMT

Remy, a dog at Chicago's Anti-Cruelty Society, is so homely looking that no one wants to take him home.


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Frank Mathie Features March 16, 2011

Wed 16 Mar 2011 11:39:59 GMT

Imagine the most beautiful golf courses in the world -- and put them all in Chicago's Loop. Play 18 at 17 North Wabash is a new business with high-tech, computerized golf.


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Frank Mathie Features March 15, 2011

Tue 15 Mar 2011 11:39:59 GMT

Back in November at Brookfield Zoo, an African wild dog gave birth to 10 healthy puppies. Those pups are now on public display, and ABC 7's Frank Mathie was there for their grand entrance.


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Frank Mathie Features March 9, 2011

Wed 09 Mar 2011 11:39:59 GMT

Have you heard of the Tri-Trak windshield wiper? Or the wine balloon? Those are two products that have yet to reach the market- but might get a chance thanks to Telebrands, a company that has been turning new inventions into big bucks for more 30 years.


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Frank Mathie Features March 8, 2011

Tue 08 Mar 2011 11:39:59 GMT

Chester Gould created the square-jawed cop Dick Tracy in 1931, and for 32 years Dick Locher put him on paper.


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Frank Mathie Features March 2, 2011

Wed 02 Mar 2011 11:39:59 GMT

As the slider celebrates its 90th birthday, an original White Castle location heads toward official landmark status.


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Frank Mathie Features March 1, 2011

Tue 01 Mar 2011 11:39:59 GMT

At Lincoln Park Zoo, visitors are hurrying over to see the new baby sloth and then waiting to see if the little creature moves.


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Frank Mathie Features February 23, 2011

Wed 23 Feb 2011 11:39:59 GMT

Potter and Potter Auctions on North Ravenswood has struck magic gold. Old lithograph posters of magicians, many of them over a hundred years old. The posters were discovered by a suburban woman in her basement after her husband, a collector, had died.


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Frank Mathie Features February 22, 2011

Tue 22 Feb 2011 11:39:59 GMT

A North Side gallery looks at what's next for Chicago as a city without a Mayor Daley.


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Frank Mathie Features February 14, 2011

Mon 14 Feb 2011 11:39:59 GMT

Valentine's Day makes the heart beat just a little faster and a bit stronger, especially for one Chicago transplant patient who is now home from the hospital.


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Frank Mathie Features February 9, 2011

Wed 09 Feb 2011 11:39:59 GMT

Where's your winter hat? ABC7's Frank Mathie asks bareheaded folks why they're bareheaded.


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Frank Mathie Features February 8, 2011

Tue 08 Feb 2011 11:39:59 GMT

Valentine's Day is for the birds. And giraffes and 75 people who were invited to party with the animals on February 14.


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Frank Mathie Features February 1, 2011

Tue 01 Feb 2011 11:39:59 GMT

Brookfield Zoo is open to guests every day of the year-- except Wednesday, which just happens to be Groundhog Day.


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Frank Mathie Features January 26, 2011

Wed 26 Jan 2011 11:39:59 GMT

A large hawk named Journey crashed into a freight train in Alberta, Canada, and wound up at a Chicago bird rehab facility.


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Frank Mathie Features January 25, 2011

Tue 25 Jan 2011 11:39:59 GMT

The Bears vs. Packers battle didn't end Sunday for one Green Bay fan. It ended Monday -- with a tie.


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Frank Mathie Features January 18, 2011

Tue 18 Jan 2011 11:39:59 GMT

A lifelong nanny, Vivian Maier, was also a photographer who captured images of Chicago's streets and people.


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Frank Mathie Features January 12, 2011

Wed 12 Jan 2011 11:39:59 GMT

Boating is a very big business in the Chicago area and adds about a million dollars to our economy each year. The Chicago Boat, RV and Outdoors Show (ChicagoBoatShow.com), which runs January 12-16, is a part of that business just because of its bigness.


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Frank Mathie Features January 11, 2011

Tue 11 Jan 2011 11:39:59 GMT

A visit to Lincoln Park Zoo's primate house these days gives you a baby bonus.


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Frank Mathie Features January 5, 2011

Wed 05 Jan 2011 11:39:59 GMT

An injured dog that was almost dead when police broke up a Maywood fighting ring last week is making a remarkable recovery.


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Frank Mathie Features January 4, 2011

Tue 04 Jan 2011 11:39:59 GMT

The Mega Millions lottery has now rolled over 15 times and the jackpot is at an eye-popping, heart-stopping $355 million.


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Frank Mathie Features December 29, 2010

Wed 29 Dec 2010 11:39:59 GMT

ABC7's Frank Mathie says a very tall chef has a very tall tale to tell about how you and your loved one can ring in the New Year.


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Frank Mathie Features December 21, 2010

Tue 21 Dec 2010 11:39:59 GMT

For many, wrapping Christmas presents is not the most pleasant holiday duty. The tradition of major department stores providing professional gift wrappers is slowly going away. But there is still hope if you are ribbon-and-bow challenged.


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Frank Mathie Features December 14, 2010

Tue 14 Dec 2010 11:39:59 GMT

Baby beluga whale Nunavik celebrated a big birthday at Shedd Aquarium Tuesday with a smelt-topped cake.


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Frank Mathie Features December 8, 2010

Wed 08 Dec 2010 11:39:59 GMT

Every year, U.S. Marines try to collect toys for every needy child in America, and once again the number of children in need exceeds the number of toys donated.


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Frank Mathie Features December 7, 2010

Tue 07 Dec 2010 11:39:59 GMT

D'Amato's Bakery has been in business 40 years, but the coal-burning brick oven goes way back.


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Frank Mathie Features December 1, 2010

Wed 01 Dec 2010 11:39:59 GMT

The holiday spirit is in full bloom at Chicago's Garfield Park and Lincoln Park conservatories.


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Frank Mathie Features November 30, 2010

Tue 30 Nov 2010 11:39:59 GMT

Donations are well below average for food pantries, but one art student is painting a better picture for Northern Illinois Food Bank.


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Frank Mathie Features November 24, 2010

Wed 24 Nov 2010 11:39:59 GMT

Every Monday and Wednesday morning, ''Tiger'' takes to the tennis court at the Oak Lawn Racquet Club. Mary Jane "Tiger" Murphy, 90, still plays with the same spirit she started with 80 years ago.


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Frank Mathie Features November 23, 2010

Tue 23 Nov 2010 11:39:59 GMT

When a 100-pound baby is due, usually everyone knows about it -- even when the mother is a 1,500-pound Holstein cow.


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Frank Mathie Features November 17, 2010

Wed 17 Nov 2010 11:39:59 GMT

Thanksgiving means big business -- and big birds -- at Ho-Ka Turkey Farm in Waterman, Ill.


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Frank Mathie Features November 16, 2010

Tue 16 Nov 2010 11:39:59 GMT

The Italo - American Accordion Company on West 95th Street opened in Chicago in 1910 by Anne Romagnoli's father and his two brothers. Their music just continues to play.


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Frank Mathie Features November 10, 2010

Wed 10 Nov 2010 11:39:59 GMT

Frankie Cuadra is one of those guys who never gives up. He lost his construction job, but that was just the beginning of a whole new life.


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Frank Mathie Features November 9, 2010

Tue 09 Nov 2010 11:39:59 GMT

Back in the 1930s, 40s and 50s almost every man in America wore a fedora. But that style faded away-until now. And that's because of Optimo Fine Hats on the Far South Side.


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Frank Mathie Features November 3, 2010

Wed 03 Nov 2010 11:39:59 GMT

The Christmas tree at Macy's on State Street requires lots of lights, ornaments and help to complete the holiday tradition.


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Frank Mathie Features October 27, 2010

Wed 27 Oct 2010 11:39:59 GMT

Pumpkins and ghosts and the howling of wolves are the sights and sounds of Halloween. But, for some Chicago-area children, there are only the sights and no sound.


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Frank Mathie Features October 26, 2010

Tue 26 Oct 2010 11:39:59 GMT

With Halloween just around the corner, employees at Fantasy Costumes on North Milwaukee Avenue are working some scary hours.


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Frank Mathie Features October 20, 2010

Wed, 20 Oct 2010 11:39:59 GMT

Tragedy splits some families apart, but others grow stronger when times are tough. When Salvador Solis lost his wife, he worked hard to keep his 12 kids and restaurant running.


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Frank Mathie Features October 19, 2010

Tue, 19 Oct 2010 11:39:59 GMT

Gold is the one magical element that has fascinated mankind for thousands of years. A new exhibit "Gold" opens at Chicago's Field Museum Friday.


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Frank Mathie Features October 13, 2010

Wed, 13 Oct 2010 11:39:59 GMT

What if you only brushed your teeth three times a week? That's just fine- if you're a seal or sea lion.


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Frank Mathie Features October 12, 2010

Tue, 12 Oct 2010 11:39:59 GMT

Birds of a feather flock together-- and that's certainly the case during migration time. Right now birds are flying south and Chicago's beautiful skyline presents a real hazard.


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Frank Mathie Features October 6, 2010

Wed, 06 Oct 2010 11:39:59 GMT

A 24-year-old actress and writer who attended Northwestern University will move into Chicago's Museum of Science and Industry October 20.


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Frank Mathie Features October 5, 2010

Tue, 05 Oct 2010 11:39:59 GMT

Thirty-two heroes were honored at City Hall Tuesday morning. Chicago police officers and firefighters who went beyond the call of duty this past year received recognition for saving lives and catching criminals.


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Frank Mathie Features September 29, 2010

Wed, 29 Sep 2010 11:39:59 GMT

If you haven't been to Chicago's Newberry Library lately, you are not alone.


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Frank Mathie Features September 28, 2010

Tue, 28 Sep 2010 11:39:59 GMT

The Coney from Detroit is mounting a challenge to the the classic Chicago-style hot dog on the North Side.


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Frank Mathie Features September 22, 2010

Wed, 22 Sep 2010 11:39:59 GMT

Acorns dropping from oak trees are like pennies from heaven -- if you're a squirrel.


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Frank Mathie Features September 8, 2010

Wed, 08 Sep 2010 11:39:59 GMT

This time of year Chicago residents can find fresh watermelon at the farmers markets, at the supermarket-- and now right in a South Side man's front yard.


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Frank Mathie Features August 31, 2010

Tue, 31 Aug 2010 11:39:59 GMT

Two California sea lion pups who were abandoned by their mothers in San Francisco are now learning to swim at Brookfield Zoo.


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Frank Mathie Features August 26, 2010

Thu, 26 Aug 2010 11:39:59 GMT

Sweet corn is ripe for the picking at local farms, and one farmer says his is the sweetest around.


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Frank Mathie Features August 24, 2010

Tue, 24 Aug 2010 11:39:59 GMT

Birds of a feather flock together. That is-- if they can flock. Five American white pelicans at Brookfield Zoo can't fly so they have to be carried by zoo keepers to their new home. They could walk, but they don't know the way.


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Frank Mathie Features August 18, 2010

Wed, 18 Aug 2010 11:39:59 GMT

For 20 years, Alex Le Vesque has turned gang members into hot rod builders at a small warehouse on the Southwest Side. There, discarded vehicles become dream cares.


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Frank Mathie Features August 10, 2010

Tue, 10 Aug 2010 11:39:59 GMT

A hot and humid summer might not be appealing most, but for those in the ice business it means a cool profit.


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Frank Mathie Features August 3, 2010

Tue, 03 Aug 2010 11:39:59 GMT

For almost every little boy and some little girls, playing ball against major leaguers is a dream.


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Frank Mathie Features July 21, 2010

Wed, 21 Jul 2010 11:39:59 GMT

Brookfield Zoo's Animal Hospital welcomed five new pelican patients for exams, x-rays and an extra-close look by a zoo vet.


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Frank Mathie Features July 14, 2010

Wed, 14 Jul 2010 11:39:59 GMT

Once upon a time in the Land of Lincoln Park Zoo, a mother mallard duck made her nest and laid her eggs and raised her family right in the middle of the gorilla exhibit.


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Frank Mathie Features July 13, 2010

Tue, 13 Jul 2010 11:39:59 GMT

The Marriott on Michigan Avenue in downtown Chicago is abuzz these days with bees.


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Frank Mathie Features July 6, 2010

Tue, 06 Jul 2010 11:39:59 GMT

An Italian grocery in Cicero has been satisfying old-world flavor cravings for more than 40 years.


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Frank Mathie Features June 29, 2010

Tue, 29 Jun 2010 11:39:59 GMT

Diablo and Delilah are Golden Lion Tamarin monkeys at Brookfield Zoo. They live in the zoo's far west end woods, a part many visitors miss. There, they're living like their wild cousin in native Brazil- roaming without cages or nets.


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Frank Mathie Features June 22, 2010

Tue, 22 Jun 2010 11:39:59 GMT

In 2008 at the Beijing Olympics, Cullen Jones became the first African American to win a gold medal for swimming.


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Frank Mathie Features June 9, 2010

Wed, 09 Jun 2010 11:39:59 GMT

Red, a pit bull, was shot almost a year ago when robbers broke into his West Side home. He almost died, but now Red's rolling happily into the future.


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Frank Mathie Features June 2, 2010

Wed, 02 Jun 2010 11:39:59 GMT

Do you know the story of Jason and the Argonauts and the Golden Fleece? It's all about Greek mythology and guys named Zeus and Hercules. Now it's an opera.


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Frank Mathie Features June 1, 2010

Tue, 01 Jun 2010 11:39:59 GMT

There are natural athletes, musicians, or artists, but 16-year old Fiona West of Skokie has a natural talent to build bridges.


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