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.

Jul 31, 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 24, 2009

Why Are Cabs Yellow?

Why Are Cabs Yellow?

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

Jul 24, 2009

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?

May 21, 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.

May 14, 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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Family to Feds: New Clue Could Crack Death Case

Family to Feds: New Clue Could Crack Death Case

Family presses FBI to reopen case of mother who died in Mexico after author finds records showing mysterious phone call.

Questions Arise After Indiana School Stage Collapse Injures 16

Questions Arise After Indiana School Stage Collapse Injures 16

The superintendent of an Indiana school district where a stage collapsed, injuring 16 high school students when they plunged into an orchestra pit, said Friday that the section that gave way was only a few years...

One Killed, Two Injured in House Party Shooting

One Killed, Two Injured in House Party Shooting

A woman was killed and two men injured in a shooting at a house party Friday night in the South Side Roseland neighborhood.

Police: Knife-Wielding Robber Targeting North Side Cab Drivers

Police: Knife-Wielding Robber Targeting North Side Cab Drivers

Police caution North Side taxi drivers after a pair of cabbies were robbed at knifepoint in separate incidents last week in Ravenswood and West Ridge.

Girl Battling Cancer Has Block Named in Her Honor

Girl Battling Cancer Has Block Named in Her Honor

Emily Beazley stopped her treatment for non-Hodgkins lymphoma earlier this week after doctors said it wasn't working.

Dog Left in Animal Control Van for "Several Days"

Dog Left in Animal Control Van for "Several Days"

"Missy" was examined and doing well Friday after reportedly being left without food and water for several days.