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Ready or not, flea season is here
By Ellaine Kiriluk
May 5, 2016 12:46 PM
Your dog has been scratching and biting himself. You use that little comb with tiny teeth and there they are, the little black spots the size of a sesame seed. Flea season has arrived.
It's a boy! But still no name for dolphin calf at Shedd
By Laura Milbrath Stewart
May 5, 2016 7:28 PM
The Shedd Aquarium's Pacific white-sided dolphin born on April 18 is male, is keeping up with baby dolphin milestones and is really cute. Check out the video.
Hoffman Estates has concert for older adults - and dogs
Submitted by the village of Hoffman Estates
May 4, 2016 3:00 PM
A concert for older adults, with well-known Chicago musician Jack Kramer playing a mix of jazz, classical and popular hits, will be held May 14 at the Hoffman Estates village hall, followed by real live therapy dogs.
McHenry County Audubon bird walks begin
Daily Herald report
May 4, 2016 1:29 PM
Beginner and experienced bird watchers are invited to join bird walks at Volo Bog State Natural Area, Brandenberg Road east of Route 12, and the McHenry Dam, River Road south of Miller Road in McHenry.
Hoffman Estates hosts concert for seniors
Submitted by Hoffman Estates
May 3, 2016 4:51 PM
Well-known Chicago musician Jack Kramer will play a mix of jazz, classical and popular hits at a concert for older adults, scheduled for 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, May 14 at Hoffman Estates village hall, 1900 Hassell Road.
A classic love tail: Man rescues dog. Dog rescues man.
By LEANNE ITALIE
May 3, 2016 3:37 PM
A new book chronicles a classic tale: Man rescues dog
Comfort dog to join Immanuel Lutheran Church in East Dundee
By Gerard Dziuba
May 3, 2016 5:30 AM
Immanuel Lutheran Church in East Dundee will welcome a comfort dog to the congregation this fall, and is looking for volunteer caregivers and handlers.
Last dance: Final performance for Ringling Bros. elephants
By MICHELLE R. SMITH
May 2, 2016 7:07 AM
The curtain fell a final time for elephants performing at Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus as the circus ended a practice that enthralled audiences for two centuries but became caught between animal rights activists' concerns and Americans' shifting views.
Dog-walking seniors are healthier
By Karin Brulliard
May 2, 2016 5:54 AM
Dog owners, studies have found, get more exercise than people who don't have dogs, probably because of the walking involved. So, do seniors who walk their dogs have better health and get more exercise? Yes, according to a new study in the journal the Gerontologist.
Kitten stars of 'Keanu' destined for posh Hollywood futures
By Sandy Cohen
May 2, 2016 5:00 AM
Anyone who's spent time with a cat might agree with filmmaker Peter Atencio when he says cats are the "15-year-olds of the animal kingdom." But the kittens that play the title tabby in the new action-comedy "Keanu " impressed their human co-stars so much, they've earned permanent places in Hollywood.
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