Jun 11, 2011

Have a Question You'd Like Answered?

Have a Question You'd Like Answered?

Tell us what you want to know about, and we'll consider it as a possible story idea.

Apr 30, 2013

What is 'May Day?'

What is 'May Day?'

Traditional International Workers' Day -- celebrated world wide -- has roots in Chicago.

Feb 17, 2011

Chicago Once A Vital Stop on Underground Railroad

Chicago Once A Vital Stop on Underground Railroad

While most of the tangible signs of Chicago's involvement in the Underground Railroad were lost in the Great Fire, rich stories remain.

Feb 10, 2011

Why Some People Handle Cold Better Than Others

Why Some People Handle Cold Better Than Others

Experts say fights over the thermostat aren't imaginary.

Dec 16, 2010

How Chicago's Express Lanes Work

How Chicago's Express Lanes Work

How do officials reverse the express lanes on the Kennedy Expressway, and how long does it take? It's a Good Question!

Dec 3, 2010

Good Question: How Long Does It Take to Build a Car?

Good Question: How Long Does It Take to Build a Car?

Phil Rogers visits the Ford Motor plant on Torrence Avenue.

Nov 26, 2010

What to Do With the Leftovers

What to Do With the Leftovers

Inside: Recipes for all that leftover turkey.

Nov 18, 2010

Is It Possible to Live Off the Electrical Grid?

Is It Possible to Live Off the Electrical Grid?

"It's not an easy process, but its definitely worth the effort," says restaurateur.

Nov 12, 2010

What Does the Month at the Museum Winner Do All Night?

What Does the Month at the Museum Winner Do All Night?

Phil Rogers goes in the museum after hours with MSI contest winner Kate McGroarty.

Nov 4, 2010

How'd Engineers Reverse the Chicago River?

How'd Engineers Reverse the Chicago River?

It's one of the greatest engineering feats of all time, and the process to make it happen hasn't changed in more than 100 years.

Top Stories
JRW Whistleblower Arrested in Evergreen Park

JRW Whistleblower Arrested in Evergreen Park

Chris Janes, the vice president of the Evergreen Park Athletic Association who prompted an investigation into the Jackie Robinson West Little League team, was arrested early Tuesday morning and charged...

Ald. Deb Mell Opponent Files For Recount

Ald. Deb Mell Opponent Files For Recount

A Chicago Public Schools teacher vying for the 33rd Ward aldermanic seat against incumbent Deb Mell filed legal paperwork on Tuesday setting the grounds for a recount — and claiming “machine dirty tricks” —...

March Freeze to Bring More Record-Breaking Cold

March Freeze to Bring More Record-Breaking Cold

As polar air moves in Tuesday night, Chicago faces more potentially record-breaking cold temperatures and wind chill values below zero.

Rahm Responds to Sen. Kirk's Unofficial Endorsement

Rahm Responds to Sen. Kirk's Unofficial Endorsement

Mayor Rahm Emanuel gave a subtle affirmation of Sen. Mark Kirk's not-so-subtle statement about Chicago becoming the next Detroit if Emanuel wasn't re-elected.

What You Need to Know About the Boston Bombing Trial

What You Need to Know About the Boston Bombing Trial

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev faces a jury on charges that he detonated bombs at the end of the Boston Marathon killing three and injuring others.

Senate Democrats Introduce Bill to Plug Budget Hole

Senate Democrats Introduce Bill to Plug Budget Hole

Democrats in the Illinois Senate on Tuesday introduced a plan that would allow special funds to be used to help plug part of a $1.6 billion budget hole, a proposal that Gov. Bruce Rauner's deputy chief of staff...