Suspicious Spikes in Red Light Tickets

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July 21, 2014 - Suspicious Spikes in Red Light Tickets

The Chicago Tribune uncovers a disturbing and inexplicable spike in red light camera tickets around Chicago.

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Lurie Garden in Summer

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July 17, 2014 - Lurie Garden in Summer

We take a look at the Lurie Garden as Millennium Park celebrates its 10th anniversary.

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Lake Michigan Water Levels on the Rise

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July 8, 2014 - Lake Michigan Water Levels on the Rise

After years of decline, water levels in Lake Michigan are on the upswing. However, the recent surge in water levels has environmental experts warning that extreme weather requires improved infrastructure and a new long-term view of how we manage our water systems.

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Tom Skilling on Fog and Storms

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July 1, 2014 - Tom Skilling on Fog and Storms

Now into summer, Chicago weather continues to fluctuate between sun, fog, and storms. WGN's Chief Meteorologist Tom Skiling joins us with why summer has gotten off to a foggy start. Send us your severe weather photos here and we'll use them in our online slideshow.

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Northerly Island Transformation Nears Completion

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June 18, 2014 - Northerly Island Transformation

The city and ecologists are close to finishing Chicago's newest park – an ecologically diverse habitat on what was once Meigs Field. We'll talk to two planners involved with Northerly Island's transformation.

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Techweek Cancels Controversial Event

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There's controversy over a sexist Techweek event. We'll hear how sponsors have turned the outrage into a learning opportunity in the male-dominated world of tech.

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Bringing Back Monarch Butterflies

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June 5, 2014-Bringing Back Monarch Butterflies

Over the past 10 years, monarch butterfly populations have been declining in North America. Tune in to learn simple ways to promote the creature’s habitat in your backyard.

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Diving for Bones

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May 27, 2014 -  Diving for Bones

A team of cave-diving scientists recently announced the discovery of a near-complete skeleton of a teenage girl in an underwater cave on Mexico’s Yucatán Peninsula. Northwestern professor Patricia A. Beddows was a member of the team and joins us to discuss the find. 

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Migratory Birds in Flight

Far-Traveling Birds that Visit Chicago

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May 15, 2014-Migratory Birds in Flight

Find out about the far-traveling birds that visit Chicago. We have an expert from the Nature Conservancy talk about the variety of migratory birds taking flight in the city. 

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Science Meets Cinema

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July 16, 2014 - Science Meets Cinema

Argonne scientist Marius Stan joins us to talk about his work and how, almost by accident, he came to have a recurring part in the hit TV series "Breaking Bad."

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City Sensors to Collect Data

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July 2, 2014 - City Sensors to Collect Data

Data-collecting sensors in the "Array of Things" project are set to go up on city lamp posts by mid-July. But some tech insiders are questioning the amount of data to be stored and whether or not personal privacy is a concern.

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Vertical Farming’s Rise in Chicago

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June 23, 2014 - Vertical Farming’s Rise in Chicago

Is the farm of the future indoors and multiple stories high? Paris Schutz takes us inside some of the area’s vertical farms to showcase the newest food growing technology, and shows us an indoor farm in a building millions of people travel through every day.

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New Discovery Questions Earth's Origins

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June 17, 2014 - New Discovery Questions Earth's Origins

After a decades long search, scientists have found a vast reserve of water 400 miles beneath the Earth's surface that could support new theories on how the planet formed.

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A.J. Baime on ‘The Arsenal of Democracy’

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June 11, 2014-A.J. Baime on ‘The Arsenal of Democracy’

Chicago author A.J. Baime tells the story of the original Rosie the Riveter aircraft plant built by Ford to build the B-24 Liberator bomber.

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Ending the Gender Bias in Research

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May 29, 2014 - Ending the Gender Bias in Research

After decades of scientists basically using male laboratory animals for medical research, the National Institutes of Health is ending the gender bias practice in research. The shift, as published in the journal Nature, should help minimize side effects and dosage miscalculations not discovered until after products hit the market. 

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Adler President Michelle Larson Visits

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May 15, 2014-Adler President Michelle Larson Visits

If you've ever dreamed of leaving our planet to visit otherworldly destinations, it just got a bit easier to do. On May 16, Adler Planetarium is set to open its newest space adventure, “Destination Solar System." Adler President Michelle Larson joins us to talk about the new show, more. 

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Scientific Chicago with Rabiah Mayas

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May 6, 2014 - Scientific Chicago with Rabiah Mayas

Advancements in robotics technology are changing the fields of medicine, defense, and manufacturing. We talk with Rabiah Mayas about that and more. 

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