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Bronzeville To Celebrate The Legacy Of MLK With ‘Day Of Service’ Events

CHICAGO (CBS) — Chicago’s Bronzeville neighborhood will celebrate the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. with a day of service. More than 200 people are expected to attend activities at the Oakwood Shores Community Center on Monday, January 21, at 3825 S. Vincennes Ave., starting at 9 a.m. “As both a master craftsman and marketer of this vision, Dr. King tapped into our noble sentiments,” said organizer and Bronzeville resident Kelsey Taylor. “We hope this will be a new and longstanding tradition.” One event that will be part of Bronzeville King Day of Service is a mural painting project at Oakwood Shores Community Center, as well as the chance to paint a youth facility. People will also get an opportunity to assemble more than 500 toiletry bags or “Blessing Bags” for the homeless for Project I Am.

  Anyone interested in attending and volunteering can click on this website for more information and details on how to register for the event.

Tourists Dismayed That Lincoln Home Closed By Fed Shutdown

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Some tourists visiting Springfield are disappointed that the partial federal government shutdown has left Abraham Lincoln’s home closed to tours. The Lincoln Home National Historic Site closed when the shutdown began Friday in the fight over funding for President Donald Trump’s U.S.-Mexico border wall. The U.S. Department of the Interior’s National Park Service operates the home, where Lincoln lived with his family for 17 years. Palatine resident John Park was disappointed Sunday to find the home closed after he, his wife and two sons made a special trip to Springfield to re-visit the historic site they’d toured 20 years ago. Parks tells the State Journal-Register they were trying “to re-create our family memory.” Downtown Springfield Inc.’s executive director, Lisa Clemmons Stott, says the government shutdown is bad news for tourism. Copyright 2018 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Santa Tracker NORAD Still Working Despite Government Shutdown

CHICAGO (CBS) — The partial government shutdown is underway and essential services will continue. That’s good news for anyone on Santa’s nice list. The North American Aerospace Defense Command, better known as NORAD, tweeted that despite the shutdown, Santa will still be working Christmas Eve. Santa Tracker has been around for 63 years following St. Nick as he makes his way around the world. NORAD said the 1,500 who operate the trackers are volunteers and the shutdown will not affect them.

SUE Gets A New Suite In The Field Museum

CHICAGO (CBS) — The world’s biggest and most complete T. rex is back on display and will welcome visitors to the Field Museum on Friday.
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The giant and world’s best preserved T. rex now has her own suite in the museum. “We’re excited to finally complete our decades-long plan to put SUE in a proper scientific context alongside our other dinosaurs and offer an experience that really shows off why SUE is widely considered the greatest dinosaur fossil in the world,” says Field Museum president Richard Lariviere.
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The dinosaur’s new digs are within the Field Museum’s Griffin Halls of Evolving Planets part of the “newly reimagined” Stanley Field Hall. The space is over 5,100 square feet, which is bigger than a professional basketball court. There are interactive displays that explain what scientists have learned about the T. rex over the years. A narrated light show highlights specific bones of SUE’s skeleton and digital animation illustrates how the T. rex hunted and fought with other dinosaurs.
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“SUE’s skeleton is so complete and so well-preserved, it’s been a treasure trove for scientists. Studying it has shown us everything from how fast ​T. rex would have been able to run to how quickly a baby ​T. rex grew up,” says Jaap Hoogstraten, Director of Exhibitions. SUE’s new suite at the Field Museum is set to open Friday December 21.

Apple Strikes Deal To Produce New ‘Peanuts’ Content

 (AP) — Charlie Brown, Snoopy and the “Peanuts” crew will have a new home on Apple’s streaming service. Apple has struck a deal with DHX Media to produce new “Peanuts” content. The global children’s content and brands company will develop and produce original programs for Apple including new series, specials and shorts based on the beloved characters. “Peanuts” was created by Charles M. Schulz in 1950. DHX will produce original short-form STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) content that will be exclusive to Apple, including astronaut Snoopy. Peanuts Worldwide and NASA recently signed a Space Act Agreement, designed to inspire a passion for space exploration and STEM among the next generation of students. Copyright 2018 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Planning The Perfect Picnic

CHICAGO (CBS) — July is National Picnic Month. Whether you’re headed to Ravinia or your local park, there’s plenty of summer left to dine alfresco. Joining CBS 2’s Suzanne Le Mignot in the studio is Hilary Sauer of River Roast sharing the latest tasty trends ideas to pack for a picnic. “It’s all about upscale with picnics this season,” said Sauer. “You can absolutely use your picnic basket or you can use a lot of other really fun things. It’s all about the presentation.” One idea is to have cut up pieces of blue cheese, head cheese, little pickles and hard salami – placed on a wooden board that can be easily wrapped up and transported. Another easy to handle idea is putting together caprese skewers. “It’s perfect for bringing along on your picnic,” said Sauer who points out skewers can have cherry tomatoes, cubed mozzarella, fresh basil and drizzled with balsamic vinegar. For beverage options, Sauer said you can’t go wrong with a great rosé. “Rosé.  is definitely what’s on trend right now,” she said. Visit the River Roast website for more delicious ideas to plan the perfect summer picnic.

Here’s Looking At You Lloyd: The Newest Langur At Lincoln Park Zoo

CHICAGO (CBS) — Another cute animal recently born at the Lincoln Park Zoo is awaiting your visit.

Meet Lloyd – he’s an endangered Francois’ langur born in late April.

According to the zoo, the primate is native to Asia, specifically China, northern Vietnam and west-central Laos. Lloyd’s diet is mainly made up of leaves.

According to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, the Francois’ langur is endangered because of its loss of habitat as well as hunting.

Lloyd is bright orange now, but his fur will eventually turn black with a white stripe going across his face.

He can be seen at the Helen Branch Primate House.