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?

Top Stories
Standoff Ends in Eruption of Gunfire on South Side

Standoff Ends in Eruption of Gunfire on South Side

An hours-long police standoff on Chicago’s South Side ended with an eruption of gunfire Thursday morning.

Rare Blue Moon to Appear This Week

Rare Blue Moon to Appear This Week

Be sure to set your gaze skyward Friday night to catch a glimpse of the rare blue moon, which, contrary to its name, will probably not be blue.

Blackhawks to Build New Practice Facility in Chicago

Blackhawks to Build New Practice Facility in Chicago

The Chicago Blackhawks will soon get a new practice facility.

Audio Reveals Moments Before Deadly Milwaukee Plane Crash

Audio Reveals Moments Before Deadly Milwaukee Plane Crash

Two people were killed when a small plane plummeted to the ground and burst into flames outside Milwaukee's Lawrence J. Timmerman Airport Wednesday evening.

Island Scoured for MH370 Clues After Debris Washes Ashore

Island Scoured for MH370 Clues After Debris Washes Ashore

The discovery of a piece of aircraft wing on an island in the Indian Ocean sparked an air, land and sea search, with investigators hoping to connect the debris to the missing Malaysia Airlines jetliner, NBC News...

Towing Company Accused of Moving Cars to Illegal Spots

Towing Company Accused of Moving Cars to Illegal Spots

What if a tow truck deliberately moved your car from a legal – to an ILLEGAL spot – then towed it away? NBC 5 investigates complaints against a local towing company accused of taking advantage of drivers.