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 18, 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 25, 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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Arrieta Throws No-Hitter in 2-0 Cubs Victory

Arrieta Throws No-Hitter in 2-0 Cubs Victory

Chicago Cubs pitcher Jake Arrieta threw the 14th no-hitter in team history on Sunday night in a 2-0 win over the Los Angeles Dodgers.

Bears Release Former Pro Bowl CB Tim Jennings

Bears Release Former Pro Bowl CB Tim Jennings

In a surprising move, the Chicago Bears released two-time Pro Bowl cornerback Tim Jennings.

3 Dead, 23 Injured in Shootings Since Friday Evening

3 Dead, 23 Injured in Shootings Since Friday Evening

Three people were killed and at least 23 others were injured in shootings since Friday evening.

Woman Stabbed, Sexually Assaulted in Willowbrook Home

Woman Stabbed, Sexually Assaulted in Willowbrook Home

A woman was beaten, stabbed and sexually assaulted by an intruder in a home in suburban Willowbrook Saturday afternoon.

Sanders, Trump Surge in New Iowa Poll

Sanders, Trump Surge in New Iowa Poll

Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders and businessman Donald Trump — the two biggest anti-establishment candidates in the Democratic and Republican presidential primary fields, respectively — have seen their support...

'Corpse Flower' Opened Manually at Chicago Botanic Garden

'Corpse Flower' Opened Manually at Chicago Botanic Garden

The wait is over! Staff at the Chicago Botanic Garden opened the exotic, smelly "corpse flower" Sunday morning, but the insides were without their trademark scent.