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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Lakeshore Flood Advisory to Take Effect

Lakeshore Flood Advisory to Take Effect

With oncoming high winds, scattered showers and thunderstorms predicted for Saturday afternoon, a Lakeshore Flood Advisory will take effect at 1 p.m. and remain until Sunday morning.

Hastert Paid To Hide Sexual Relationship: Official

Hastert Paid To Hide Sexual Relationship: Official

A federal law enforcement official told NBC News on Friday that former House Speaker Dennis Hastert was making the payments to a man in order to conceal a sexual relationship they had while the man was a student...

2 Killed, 15 Wounded in Weekend Gun Violence

2 Killed, 15 Wounded in Weekend Gun Violence

Two people were killed and at least 15 others were wounded in shootings across Chicago since Friday afternoon, police said.

John Boehner, Colleagues React to Hastert's Misconduct Allegations

John Boehner, Colleagues React to Hastert's Misconduct Allegations

Former Speaker of the House Dennis Hastert's old school employer, colleague current House Speaker John Boehner, and family member are speaking out after finding out the once Speaker of the House was allegedly...

More Rain in North Texas as Obama Declares Flood Disaster

More Rain in North Texas as Obama Declares Flood Disaster

Rain moved across North Texas once again on Saturday morning flooding roads and adding to the already rising lake and creek levels. For the second day in a row, flash flood warnings were activated for many...

Blackhawks-Loving Cockatoo Chucks Ducks in Video

Blackhawks-Loving Cockatoo Chucks Ducks in Video

Peaches is a big Blackhawks fan… and she really doesn’t like ducks.