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?

Top Stories
Storm Warning Upgrades to Blizzard

Storm Warning Upgrades to Blizzard

A Winter Storm Warning has been issued for all counties in the Chicago area beginning at 9 p.m. Saturday and lasting until 2 p.m. Sunday when the Blizzard Warning will take effect.

Man Rescued from North Avenue Beach

Man Rescued from North Avenue Beach

A man was pulled out of the water at North Avenue Beach after jumping in the water in a suicide attempt, police said.

Man Fatally Struck by Amtrak Train in Summit

Man Fatally Struck by Amtrak Train in Summit

The death of a man fatally struck by an Amtrak train in Summit Friday morning has been ruled an accident.

Why the Patriots — or the Seahawks — Will Win

Why the Patriots — or the Seahawks — Will Win

Belichick or Carroll? Brady or Wilson? Blount or Lynch? Take your pick.

Arlington Heights Native to Play Backup Quarterback in Super Bowl

Arlington Heights Native to Play Backup Quarterback in Super Bowl

Jimmy Garappolo, of Arlington Heights, will play backup for New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady in Super Bowl XLIX on Sunday.

Friends, Family Remember Ernie Banks at Memorial

Friends, Family Remember Ernie Banks at Memorial

Ernie Banks' memorial and procession was held Saturday at Fourth Presbyterian Church. The famed Cubs legend died Jan. 23 at age 83.