Saturday, 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.

Friday, May 1, 2015

What is 'May Day?'

What is 'May Day?'

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

Thursday, 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.

Thursday, 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.

Thursday, 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!

Friday, 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.

Friday, Nov 26, 2010

What to Do With the Leftovers

What to Do With the Leftovers

Inside: Recipes for all that leftover turkey.

Thursday, 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.

Friday, 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.

Thursday, 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
Girl Killed, Man Injured in Lake Shore Drive Shooting

Girl Killed, Man Injured in Lake Shore Drive Shooting

A teenage girl was shot and killed while riding in a car on Lake Shore Drive early Saturday morning.  The 15-year-old girl was a passenger in a car with a 22-year-old man at 2400 N Lake Shore...

Suburban Man with Bombs Detailed Plans to Kill: Feds

Suburban Man with Bombs Detailed Plans to Kill: Feds

A Lindenhurst man accused of making pipe bombs in his home detailed in his journal plans of killing as many people as he could before killing himself, the Chicago Sun-Times is reporting. In an entry...

Power Outage Strands Riders on New Ferris Wheel

Power Outage Strands Riders on New Ferris Wheel

The grand opening of the Centennial Wheel got off to a rocky start Friday night, when a power outage halted the running of the new Ferris Wheel at Navy Pier.

3 Dead, 12 Wounded in Memorial Day Weekend Shootings

3 Dead, 12 Wounded in Memorial Day Weekend Shootings

A 15-year-old girl was one of three people killed along with another 12 who were wounded in less than eight hours of shootings to start the Memorial Day holiday weekend, police said. The most recent...

Flooding, Tropical Depression a Threat on Holiday Weekend

Flooding, Tropical Depression a Threat on Holiday Weekend

A large swath of the nation was on alert Saturday as flooding, heavy rain and the threat of a tropical depression loomed over the long weekend, NBC news reported. Warnings were issued for South Carolina's coast...

Rauner Vetoes Plan to Reduce Chicago Pension Payments

Rauner Vetoes Plan to Reduce Chicago Pension Payments

Gov. Bruce Rauner has vetoed a plan to reduce Chicago's payments to its police and fire pension funds for each of the next five years. He says it's the kind of "irresponsible" practice that led to...