City Braces for Unseasonable Storms, Hail

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June 12, 2013 - City Braces for Unseasonable Storms, Hail

A flood watch is in effect for the region from 4:00 pm Wednesday afternoon until 4:00 am Thursday morning. We chat with WGN-TV’s chief meteorologist Tom Skilling about what to expect, and how to protect your family and property.

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The Star Wars Connection

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May 23, 2013 - The Star Wars Connection

Ash-har Quraishi has the story of how Chicago played a pivotal role in sci-fi cinematic history.

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Toxic Food Additive?

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May 7, 2013 - Toxic Food Additive?

A food additive that has been used for decades is stirring up controversy. We talk with a Chicago researcher who is in the midst of clinical trials to uncover its potential hazards. Ash-har Quraishi has the story in tonight's Scientific Chicago.

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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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"Fractured: North Dakota's Oil Boom"

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June 11, 2013 - "Fractured: North Dakota's Oil Boom"

In a new Field Museum exhibition, a Chicago photographer teams with a nationally known journalist to document and explore the North Dakota oil boom. Hydraulic fracturing – or fracking – has just passed the Illinois House legislature, and the controversial drilling practice will soon have implications for the state. We get a preview of Fractured: North Dakota's Oil Boom. View a slideshow of images from the exhibit and read a web article.

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Scientific Chicago with Neil Shubin

Songbirds, Psychopaths & Salt

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May 21, 2013 - Scientific Chicago with Neil Shubin

What can the songs of the Zebra finch tell us about the development of language in humans? Our science guy, Neil Shubin, tells us more in this edition of Scientific Chicago.

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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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