There are a lot of famous residents of Downtown Chicago. Between the city’s several professional sports teams and a world-class theater district in The Loop,many famous people have called the city home over the years.

But what about dinosaurs? Many Chicago residents are familiar with our most famous resident dinosaur,a T. Rex by the name of SUE. SUE lives at the Field Museum in downtown Chicago near furnished rentals in the city. And while she was thought to be all alone,researchers recently found teeth belonging to a shark in the same dirt as SUE was found in. Finding the teeth in the same soil as SUE leads experts to believe that the 2-foot shark likely lived at the same time as SUE and was probably living in the water that SUE drank every day.

“This shark lived at the same time as SUE the T. rex. It was part of the same world,” says Pete Makovicky,the museum’s curator of dinosaurs. “Most of its body wasn’t preserved because sharks’ skeletons are made of cartilage,but we were able to find its tiny fossilized teeth.”

Nestled in between skyscrapers and business apartments in the South Loop neighborhood of Chicago,the Field Museum has long been a sought-after destination for both residents of the city and tourists alike. Dinosaur fossils are just one of the many things people travel to the Field Museum for,and the new findings are sure to drum up some new support for the museum.

The findings are leading scientists at the Field Museum to believe that they might not have had it all correct when they made their initial assessments about where SUE might have lived when she died. Because of the watery implications of the findings,experts are currently starting from the beginning to get a better idea of SUE’s origins.

Tips For Staying Safe Shoveling Snow In Downtown Chicago & Near Temporary Housing

It’s wintertime and you know what that means – SNOW! And lots of it. Downtown Chicago and in the Streeterville neighborhood near temporary housing are just a few of the places that snow tends to pile up in the winter,forcing city officials,landlords or even residents to shovel the ice off the sidewalks. Many don’t know this,but shoveling snow,especially near short term rentals can be dangerous,especially for new residents not used to having to shovel. Here are some great tips for staying safe while you shovel snow this winter in Downtown Chicago.

Push the snow,don’t lift it

Many inexperienced snow shovelers in Chicago’s River North neighborhood think that lifting each pile of snow is the best way to clear sidewalks quickly. In reality,pushing the snow using the force of the shovel is a much easier way to do it,not to mention the fact that your muscles will thank you in the morning.

Don’t forget to take a rest

While it’s tempting to get all the shoveling done at once,especially when it’s super cold outside,it’s important to take breaks every 20 to 30 minutes to avoid getting overtired or too cold.

Drink water!

It might sound strange,because who needs water when you’re shoveling? However,in downtown Chicago,it’s important to remember that just like any other form of exercise,shoveling takes a lot out of you and will dehydrate you just as quickly. Drink plenty of water.

Spend the right amount on a shovel

Buying the cheapest shovel at the West Loop Home Depot might seem like the best way to tackle your icy issue,but if you’re going to have to do this with any sort of frequency,it’s worth considering that more expensive,well-designed shovels are easier to use and aren’t as hard on your body.