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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Fioretti Endorses Emanuel for Mayor

Fioretti Endorses Emanuel for Mayor

Ald. Bob Fioretti announced his support for Mayor Rahm Emanuel Sunday in the form of an endorsement with about a week until Election Day.

Thousands Run in Shamrock Shuffle

Thousands Run in Shamrock Shuffle

Thousands of runners hit the streets of Chicago in their running shoes for the 2015 Bank of America Shamrock Shuffle.

Alexi Pappas Takes First for Women in Shamrock Shuffle

Alexi Pappas Takes First for Women in Shamrock Shuffle

Elite runner Alexi Pappas took first place for women in the 2015 Bank of America Shamrock Shuffle Monday.

8K World Record Holder Stephen Sambu Wins Shamrock Shuffle

8K World Record Holder Stephen Sambu Wins Shamrock Shuffle

Stephen Sambu, the 8K world record holder from Kenya, finished the Bank of America Shamrock Shuffle in first place.

2 Bodies Found at NYC Building Explosion Site

2 Bodies Found at NYC Building Explosion Site

Two bodies were found in the rubble Sunday at the site of the East Village explosion that sparked a massive fire and caused three buildings to collapse last week, according to officials. One body was discovered...

Suburban Community College to Offer Free Tuition

Suburban Community College to Offer Free Tuition

Harper College in Palatine plans to announce its "Promise Scholarship" program Monday, which will offer two free years of tuition to students who maintain certain qualifications.