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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Suburban Mother Drowns Trying to Save Boy

Suburban Mother Drowns Trying to Save Boy

Karen Wessel, of Arlington Heights, attempted to save friend's son from Wisconsin lake.

Michelle Obama Makes the Chicago Rounds

Michelle Obama Makes the Chicago Rounds

First Lady Michelle Obama is raising big bucks in Chicago Thursday, but also making time for some good fun and good food.

Teen Charged in Shooting Death of Shamiya Adams

Teen Charged in Shooting Death of Shamiya Adams

The shooting was in retaliation for an argument between a pair of 14-year-olds earlier that day, police superintendent says.

Police Say Mom Brought Three Kids to Home Burglary

Police Say Mom Brought Three Kids to Home Burglary

Racine police believe a woman brought her three children along when she allegedly tried to burglarize a home.

"He Was a Creep": Hospital Shooting Suspect Called Abusive, Crazy

"He Was a Creep": Hospital Shooting Suspect Called Abusive, Crazy

He's been called abusive by his ex-wife and crazy by his neighbors, and he's even served time for a Delaware bank robbery. But the latest crime Richard Plotts, 49, of Upper Darby, is accused of committing...

Indiana Man Charged in Shooting Death of Gary Officer

Indiana Man Charged in Shooting Death of Gary Officer

A 25-year-old Portage, Indiana, man was charged Thursday in connection with the shooting death of a Gary police officer killed while on-duty on his birthday.