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Shedd Aquarium is offering free general admission to Illinois residents through Friday. Free exhibits include Waters of the World, the Caribbean Reef and Amazon Rising. Discounts are available for some other exhibits. The aquarium is also hosting later hours Tuesday and Wednesday until 8pm.
|Originating Agency:||MARKHAM POLICE DEPARTMENT|
|Contact Person:||DETECTIVE WALKER|
|If available, photos are posted at www.missingkids.com
|Description of Abduction:|
|AT THE REQUEST OF THE MARKHAM POLICE DEPARTMENT, THE ILLINOIS EMERGENCY ALRT SYSTEM IS ACTIVATED FOR AN AMBER ALERT. THE MARKHAM POLICE DEPARTMENT HAS CONFIRMED A CHILD ABDUCTION THAT OCCURED IN THE 7100 BLOCK OF ELLIS, CHICAGO. TILLIE L. ARMOUR IS A FEMALE BLACK 1 1/2 YEARS OLD, 2 FEET 2 INCHES TALL, 26 POUNDS, WITH BLACK HAIR AND BROWN EYES. SHE WAS WEARING A PINK AND ORANGE SHIRT, ORANGE SHORTS, WHITE JORDAN'S GYM SHOES, AND PINK AND WHITE BARRETTES IN HER HAIR. SHE WAS LAST SEEN AT 3 P.M. JUNE 12. THE SUSPECT VEHICLE IS A GOLD 2002 CHEVROLET MONTE CARLO. THE SUSPECT IS CLEOPHUS COOKS, MALE BLACK, 46, 5 FEET 6 INCHES TALL WITH GRAY HAIR AND BROWN EYES. HE WAS LAST SEEN WEARING A GRAY DICKIE WORK SHIRT, BLUE DICKIE WORK PANTS, AND BLACK BOOTS. COOKS WALKS WITH A LIMP AND IS BELIEVED TO BE ARMED AND DANGROUS. ANYONE WITH INFORMATION SHOULD CALL 9-1-1 AND ADVISE THEY HAVE AN AMBER ALERT REPORT. THIS CONCLUDES THIS AMBER ALERT ISSUED BY THE ILLINOIS STATE POLICE.>|
A new exhibit at Brookfield features creepy crawlers SuperSized! The Xtreme Bugs will run through September 7th. Twenty Giant sized insects, other bugs and plants are on display. Click here for more info.
It ain't just about the pizza - Travel and Leisure has recognized Chicago as a great place to get a burger. They give top billing to Providence RI (huh?) followed by Philadelphia then Chi-town weighs in at #3. They acknowledge the classic Billy Goat cheezborger but admit that Chicago has almost "theatrical" interpretations of the burger - siteing Kuma's Corner in Avondale where they serve up "The Slayer" a burger topped with fries, chili, andouille and "anger". - I'll take a double.
Shedd Aquarium announced:
Pacific white-sided dolphin, Piquet gave birth on Memorial Day – Monday, May 28, at 10:34 p.m. Both mother and calf appear to be doing well and will remain under 24-hour observation. The gender of the calf has yet to be determined. Animal care staff estimate the calf to be approximately 3-feet in length and weigh approximately 25-pounds. Piquet’s pregnancy is the result of a cooperative breeding program with Miami Seaquarium. There are fewer than 20 Pacific white-sided dolphins in North American facilities. This is the first pregnancy and calf birth for Piquet, whose name means “female of small stature.” A male dolphin at the Seaquarium, Lii (LEE-ee), is the father.
Because Shedd Aquarium is committed to providing the best animal care, both mother and calf will be off public view until this first critical period has ended. While most of the Abbott Oceanarium will remain open and accessible to the public, only
the Secluded Bay area will be temporarily closed. More information will be available on Shedd’s website at www.sheddaquarium.org
photo from Shedd Aquarium