As a group of Qinling golden snub-nosed monkeys jumped from tree to tree in the forests of Shaanxi Province, China, the photographer Marsel van Oosten struggled to keep up. Gradually he learned to predict the monkeys’ behavior. Marsel van Oosten was thus able to capture a male and female resting briefly on stone seats. © Marsel van Oosten, The Netherlands

World’s Best Nature Photographs Are Coming To The Field Museum

"Wildlife Photographer of the Year" opens March 22. It comes to Chicago from London, where it's housed at the Natural History Museum.

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Hyde Park Students Want Chicago To Ban Styrofoam — And With Some Help From A Former Governor, City Hall Is Listening

With help from former Gov. Pat Quinn, a group of Ray Elementary sixth graders took the unusual step of submitting their own ordinance to City Council.

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Bucktown Arts Fest Will Bring 100+ Artists To Holstein Park This Weekend

There is no entry fee, but proceeds from donations and beer sales will support Friends of Holstein Park, local artists and projects in local classrooms.