Nov 20, 2009

How Do Travel Times Get Calculated?

How Do Travel Times Get Calculated?

You're stuck in traffic and the flashing sign tells you that it's 48 minutes to the Circle. Where does that number come from?

Nov 13, 2009

Why Do We Power Our Cars With Gas?

Why Do We Power Our Cars With Gas?

Vehicles can be powered a number of ways, but the world seems to be stuck on gasoline. Why? That's a Good Question.

Nov 6, 2009

Who Is Pat Bruno?

Who Is Pat Bruno?

Readers take his advice to heart and his words can make or break a restaurant, but who is food critic Pat Bruno? We can't exactly tell you.

Aug 24, 2009

Whatever Happened to Drive-In Movies?

Whatever Happened to Drive-In Movies?

What could be better? A night under the stars, a movie playing out on the big screen, with 10 of your buddies packed in the trunk?

Aug 7, 2009

Should I Send Money to a Nigerian Prince?

Should I Send Money to a Nigerian Prince?

"It's 100 percent fraud. And if you do that, you're never going to see your money again," said Chicago's Chief Postal Inspector Tom Brady.

Aug 2, 2009

Exactly Where Does Your Recyling Go?

Exactly Where Does Your Recyling Go?

Americans seem to be slowly getting the hang of it, recycling about 25 percent of the trash they create.

Jul 28, 2009

Why Are Cabs Yellow?

Why Are Cabs Yellow?

Yellow cabs are common all over, but they have their roots in 1915 Chicago.

Mar 30, 2012

Why Do Orchestras Need Conductors?

Why Do Orchestras Need Conductors?

Since the sheet music tells musicians what to do and when to do it, why not just start them up and let them play?

Jul 28, 2009

How Do They Know When to Raise Chicago's Bridges?

How Do They Know When to Raise Chicago's Bridges?

There are 45 movable bridges in Chicago, more than any other city in the world. And that raises a good question.

Jul 28, 2009

Why Does the Bus Stop Where It Does?

Why Does the Bus Stop Where It Does?

Isn't it frustrating when you need to make a right turn, but you're behind a bus that's stopped just before an intersection? Why is that?

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Officer "Alert" After Being Shot on South Side

Officer "Alert" After Being Shot on South Side

District 3 officer was sitting in a vehicle in the 7400 block of South Langley when he was shot in what may have been an attempted robbery.

Stunning Time Lapse of Chicago Before Solar Eclipse

Stunning Time Lapse of Chicago Before Solar Eclipse

Before Thursday's solar eclipse, we captured this breathtaking time lapse of Chicago's skyline.

Funeral Homes Step Up to Cover Homicide Victims' Funeral Costs

Funeral Homes Step Up to Cover Homicide Victims' Funeral Costs

Darren Vann has been charged in the deaths of two women and is suspected with killing five more.

1 Dead, 1 Injured After Officer-Involved Shooting

1 Dead, 1 Injured After Officer-Involved Shooting

Officers said they were on patrol near the 7900 block of South Justine Street when they came upon an attempted robbery.

NYC Mayor to Speak After Doctor Tests Positive for Ebola

NYC Mayor to Speak After Doctor Tests Positive for Ebola

Officials tried to tamp down New Yorkers' fears Friday after a doctor who recently returned from West Africa, where he was treating Ebola patients for Doctors Without Borders, tested positive for the deadly...

Illinois Coyotes Help Nab Iowa Fugitive

Illinois Coyotes Help Nab Iowa Fugitive

Daniel Rice, 21, slipped out of handcuffs while being transferred from a jail to a hospital.