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?

Top Stories
Man Charged in Shooting That Killed Shamiya Adams

Man Charged in Shooting That Killed Shamiya Adams

Eleven-year-old girl was with friends around a pretend "campfire" and about to make s'mores when a bullet hit her in the head on July 18.

College Application SSNs Expose Security Risk

College Application SSNs Expose Security Risk

Students who applied to, but never attended colleges find out their data has been breached years later.

Teen Killed When Bullet Goes Through Window

Teen Killed When Bullet Goes Through Window

Darren Foggey was shot about 9:25 p.m. in the 6900 block of South Artesian Avenue.

Woman Busts Alleged "Upskirter" on CTA Train

Woman Busts Alleged "Upskirter" on CTA Train

Woman says she caught man trying to record video under her skirt on the Red Line.

Park Grill Case Raises Questions About Daley's Health

Park Grill Case Raises Questions About Daley's Health

Former Mayor Richard Daley won't have to testify in an ongoing lawsuit seeking to break the lease for a Millenium Park restaurant. But the facts surrounding his testimony, or lack of it, only heighten...

Jay-Z and Beyonce Dine at Chicago Cut Steakhouse

Jay-Z and Beyonce Dine at Chicago Cut Steakhouse

Couple visits Chicago for a Soldier Field concert Thursday night.