The zoo is expanding its emphasis from exotic animals to urban wildlife found in your own backyard.
The dinosaur exhibit has already broken attendance records in Philadelphia and abroad.
A dozen schools from the 19th Ward formed running clubs last year and participated in the Ridge Run 5K.
Molly Thompson and Lauren Paul founded the campaign and visited with 160 girls in Morgan Park Tuesday.
"For somebody who has sensory integration problems, [school] can be debilitating," one parent said.
The awards came from Buddy's Helpers, a nonprofit drawing on high school student athletes and coaches.
Burr Elementary's Sarah Faller was surprised by a Fox32 News crew Monday.
"I told him, 'It's OK, you are in America now, it's OK to [accept] help,'" a friend said.
Chicago Math and Science Academy's expansion would need the Chicago Board of Education's approval.
Holly Simon's new company sells bath bombs and bar soap and will rely on a workforce with special needs.
Kids ages 6 and older will work on different craft projects at each session.
Jackie Kelly's cairn terrier daVinci died this week, having modeled for John Kearney's 2007 sculpture.
One Summer Chicago will offer more than 30,000 jobs and internships for teens and young adults.
Carlos Patiño said it's been a long road with Chicago Public Schools, but he will miss Rogers Park.
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