Just caught a note on Facebook from the Brookfield Zoo: apparently this Sunday, our governor will speak at a "family-friendly" event and unveil some sort of news about the future of the zoo.
While I'm hoping for the very best, I feel a bit cautionary. Zoos are feeling the pinch across the coutnry due to the economy, much like amusement parks are. Brookfield is not only a world-class zoo, but historically significant, boasting scads of WPA architecture. How many of you have a childhood photo taken while straddling one of those lion statues? It's a Chicago area kid's right-of-passage (that and collecting every Mold-a-rama you could get your hands on).