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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Winter Returns: Snow Set for Chicago Area

Winter Returns: Snow Set for Chicago Area

Winter has returned to Chicago, bringing with it the chance for accumulating snow at the start of this week.

Dominant D Carries Manning, Broncos to Super Bowl Win

Dominant D Carries Manning, Broncos to Super Bowl Win

If this was the final game of his magnificent career, what a Super way to go out for Peyton Manning. He can thank Von Miller and the Broncos' swarming, big-play defense for his second NFL championship.

Aldermen Urge Settlement in Bettie Jones Shooting Case

Aldermen Urge Settlement in Bettie Jones Shooting Case

The City Council Finance Committee is expected to debate a proposal Monday urging a settlement in a lawsuit filed by the family of a woman who was accidentally killed by Chicago police in a shooting the...

Deputy: Wisconsin 9-Year-Old Drove for Intoxicated Parents

Deputy: Wisconsin 9-Year-Old Drove for Intoxicated Parents

A Wisconsin couple is facing criminal charges after authorities say they found the two highly intoxicated in their pickup truck and the woman's 9-year-old daughter behind the wheel.

5 Things to Watch on the Eve of N.H. Primary

5 Things to Watch on the Eve of N.H. Primary

One day away from Tuesday's New Hampshire primary, there are five storylines worth watching, particularly after an eventful weekend on the ground in the Granite State, according to NBC's First Read team...

Metra Train Derailment Causes Extensive Delays

Metra Train Derailment Causes Extensive Delays

A Metra train derailed Monday morning on the BNSF Railway near west suburban Naperville, causing extensive delays during the morning commute.