CAVE2

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April 23, 2013 - CAVE2

Computer scientists are partnering with physicians to take next-generation virtual reality to the extreme. Ash-har Quraishi goes inside the CAVE2 in tonight's edition of Scientific Chicago.

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Des Plaines River Flooding

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April 18, 2013 - Des Plaines River Flooding

The Des Plaines River is expected to reach record levels today. Paris Schutz has the latest.

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Chicago Flooding

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April 18, 2013 - Chicago Flooding

Street closures, flooded basements and more. Elizabeth Brackett has the latest on the impact of the heavy rains on Chicago residents.

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Smart Grid Innovation

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April 18, 2013 - Smart Grid Innovation

Bringing Chicago's electric grid into the 21st century. Ash-har Quraishi has the story.

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Reptile Fest

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April 11, 2013 - Reptile Fest

We get a sneak peek of some slithery, scaly creatures from Reptile Fest.

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Energy Impact Illinois

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April 03, 2013 - Energy Impact Illinois

A new program promises to make homes more energy-efficient while offering instant rebates to Chicago area homeowners. We explore Energy Impact Illinois.

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Legislation Could Cause Natural Gas Rate Hike

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March 27, 2013 - Legislation Could Make Gas Rate Rise

Will Chicago area customers see yearly natural gas rate hikes without any oversight from the state? Paris Schutz has the latest on a controversial proposal in Springfield that watchdogs are warning against.

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Animal Inside Out

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March 25, 2013 - Animal Inside Out

A new exhibit takes a revealing look at animals from the inside -- out. Ash-har Quraishi takes us behind the scenes at the Museum of Science and Industry.

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Great Lakes Water Levels

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March 19, 2013 - Great Lakes Water Levels

The water level in Lake Michigan rises after recent rains. But the long-term outlook still has lake levels far below normal. Elizabeth Brackett reports.

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Web Exclusive: Flood Slideshow

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View a slideshow of flood photos from Chicago Tonight viewers, producers and reporters. Submit your flood photos here and we will add them to the photo gallery.

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Mobilizing a Flood Response

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April 18, 2013 - Mobilizing a Flood Response

How prepared are we to deal with a flood of today’s magnitude, or worse? We talk with area officials and a National Weather Service meteorologist to discuss today’s reaction and the future.

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Severe Storms, Flooding Slam Chicago

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Flooding on Kimball Avenue

After days of rain, severe thunderstorms dumped nearly five inches of precipitation Wednesday and overnight into Thursday morning, flooding highways and roads across the city. We have the latest updates on closures and weather. Submit your flood photos here.

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Head-On Collision

Building a Safer Helmet

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April 11, 2013 - Head-On Collision

Could a better helmet hold the key to reducing the epidemic of sports-related brain injuries? Ash-har Quraishi talks with a team of university researchers who say it’s time for a new design. We revisit the story.

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Russian Meteorite at Field Museum

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April 09, 2013 - Russian Meteorite at Field Museum

Pieces of a famed Russian meteorite land at the Field Museum. Eddie Arruza has the story.

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Distorted Memories

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April 03, 2013 - Distorted Memories

In tonight's Scientific Chicago, Ash-har Quraishi takes a look at a recent scientific study that delves deep into what happens as we recall events from our past.

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Groundbreaking Research on Importance of Bacteria

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March 27, 2013 - Groundbreaking Research Bacteria

Could the secret to good health and combating disease rest in the gut? We revisit Ash-har Quraishi's story about an unusual procedure that could provide some answers.

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"Captive Audience"

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March 20, 2013 - "Captive Audience"

How fast is your internet service and how much do you pay for it? Law professor Susan Crawford says that in the United States it's too slow and too much. She joins us.

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