May 31, 2010

How Do They Put the Blackhawks Logo on a Skyscraper?

How Do They Put the Blackhawks Logo on a Skyscraper?

The man who decorates the CNA Building has only two tools: windows and lights.

May 20, 2010

How Does Buckingham Fountain Work?

How Does Buckingham Fountain Work?

Dive in and get a hands-on look at running the powerhouse that fuels the fountain.

May 15, 2010

How Do Buses, Trains Get Wrapped in Ads?

How Do Buses, Trains Get Wrapped in Ads?

No, it's not giant shrink-wrap.

May 6, 2010

Why Do Golf Courses Have 18 Holes?

Why Do Golf Courses Have 18 Holes?

Truth be known, it wasn't always that way.

Apr 1, 2010

Why Does Hair Turn Gray?

Why Does Hair Turn Gray?

Get to the root of the issue.

Jan 22, 2010

Test Driving the Tesla

Test Driving the Tesla

The high-end electric car company opened its first Chicago store this week.

Jan 8, 2010

Snow Parking: Do I Have To Pay?

Snow Parking: Do I Have To Pay?

Yes. Sorta.

Dec 22, 2009

Why Are There Four Time Zones in the U.S.?

Why Are There Four Time Zones in the U.S.?

There was a time when there were 27 different local times in Illinois. Something had to be done to bring order to the chaos, and it was done right here in Chicago.

Dec 11, 2009

Why is Christmas on December 25?

Why is Christmas on December 25?

Christmas is a day to celebrate many things. But who picked December 25th as the official holiday.

Nov 28, 2009

The Twelve Days of Calorie Counting

The Twelve Days of Calorie Counting

We count them and we try to reduce them, but how do we know how many calories are in our food?

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Quinn Calls Special Session for Comptroller

Quinn Calls Special Session for Comptroller

Governor Pat Quinn has filed for a special session to elect a new Illinois comptroller following the death of Judy Baar Topinka.

Today's Forecast: Quiet, But Cold

Today's Forecast: Quiet, But Cold

Check out the NBC 5 weather forecast.

New Skyscraper Planned to Rise Along Chicago River

New Skyscraper Planned to Rise Along Chicago River

The 88-story building, dubbed as "Wanda Vista," will house a hotel, retail shops and condos.

Vote: Who Should  Bears Fire?

Vote: Who Should Bears Fire?

Chicago Bears head coach Marc Trestman has stood behind Jay Cutler all season long, but on Wednesday night it appeared he has changed course as multiple reports emerged that Jimmy Clausen will start against the...

Boston Bombing Suspect Appears in Court for 1st Time Since 2013

Boston Bombing Suspect Appears in Court for 1st Time Since 2013

Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev returned to court Thursday for the first time since he was arraigned in July 2013. Tsarnaev, 21, was led into the courtroom by U.S.

Pets Face Homelessness After Shelter to be Evicted

Pets Face Homelessness After Shelter to be Evicted

Cache Creek Animal Rescue in south suburban Joliet is facing eviction, so they are asking for donations to find the animals a new home for the holidays.