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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Mayor's Son Assaulted, Robbed Near Family Home

Mayor's Son Assaulted, Robbed Near Family Home

A spokesperson for Rahm Emanuel says the mayor's son was the victim of an assault and robbery near the family's home in Ravenswood.

Hawks Look to Extend Winning Streak vs. Jackets

Hawks Look to Extend Winning Streak vs. Jackets

The Chicago Blackhawks will look to lengthen their winning streak against the Columbus Blue Jackets to 14 games on Saturday night as the two teams tangle at Nationwide Arena.

Man Charged in 20-Year-Old Murder Case

Man Charged in 20-Year-Old Murder Case

David Ramirez-Martinez, of Boulder, Colo., was charged with first-degree murder in the stabbing death of a woman in Chicago in 1994.

Report: Sweetener May be Required in Cutler Trade

Report: Sweetener May be Required in Cutler Trade

The Chicago Bears may try to unload Jay Cutler via trade this off-season, but could they have to sweeten the deal with a draft pick? Some prominent NFL reporters seem to think so.

Ambush: 2 NYPD Officers Killed in Brooklyn Shooting

Ambush: 2 NYPD Officers Killed in Brooklyn Shooting

A gunman possibly bent on retribution shot and killed two NYPD officers sitting in their squad car Saturday in Brooklyn, according to police officials and other sources. After firing on the officers, the man ran...

EEOC: Bank of America Fired Worker Because He Was Blind

EEOC: Bank of America Fired Worker Because He Was Blind

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission alleged that Bank of America failed to accommodate a visually impaired worker and instead terminated his job.