Shedd Aquarium Implements Energy Conservation Plan

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February 04, 2013 - Shedd Aquarium Conserves Energy

Elizabeth Brackett reports on how the Shedd Aquarium is drastically cutting its energy consumption.

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Chicago Weather

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January 29, 2013 - Chicago Weather

It's Chicago's warmest January 29th on record -- with temperatures expected back in the teens later in the week. We talk with a meteorologist about what it all means.

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When Things Go Wrong on the CTA

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A new site aims to tell riders how their CTA ride got delayed.

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Great Lakes Hit by Lowest Water Levels in History

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January 24, 2013 - Great Lakes Hit by Low Water Levels

Warm air and lake temperatures, along with a severe drought, have led to the low water levels in Lake Michigan and Lake Huron. Elizabeth Brackett reports on the impact of those low water levels on the communities that surround the Great Lakes.

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Scientific Chicago with Neil Shubin

Dinosaurs, Deception, Touch & Nanoparticles

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January 22, 2013 - Scientific Chicago: Dinosaurs, Deception

Can lying be perfected? Researchers at Northwestern University delve into the art of deceit. Our science guy, Neil Shubin, joins us to explain these stories and more in tonight's Scientific Chicago.

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Winter Garden Care with Eliza Fournier

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January 16, 2013 - Winter Garden Care with Eliza Fournier

We learn winter gardening tips, and why NOW is the best time to look for signs of the Emerald Ash Borer, from Chicago Botanic Garden's Eliza Fournier.

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Fecal Microbiota Tranplants

Q&A with Dr. Stacy Kahn

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Chicago Tonight spoke with Dr. Stacy Kahn, who specializes in the treatment of digestive diseases at the University of Chicago Medicine Comer Children's Hospital, about Fecal Microbiota Tranplants.

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Scientific Chicago with Neil Shubin

Battery Advancements, Bio-bots and Political Polarity

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January 08, 2013 - Scientific Chicago with Neil Shubin

How malleable are political views? And a robot made without any electronics? Our science guy, Neil Shubin, joins us to help answer these questions and more in tonight's Scientific Chicago.

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Seize Those Carp!

Dreaded Invaders Found in Chicago Lagoons

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December 20, 2012 - Shedd Adds Asian Carp to Invasives

The Shedd Aquarium unveils three giant new Bighead Asian Carp. But just where were they caught, and what does it tell us about the battle to keep these invaders away from the Great Lakes? 

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Viewer Mail: 2/4

Great Lakes Water Levels

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February 04, 2013 -  Viewer Mail 02/04

We read what some of you had to say about low water levels in the Great Lakes in tonight's Viewer Mail.

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Impact of Low Lake Levels on Chicago River

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January 28, 2013 - Impact of Lake Levels on Chicago River

Lake Michigan water levels have hit record lows, and some experts say it could lead the Chicago River to un-reverse and start flowing back into the lake. Elizabeth Brackett reports.

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Chicago-based Tech Lab for University of Illinois

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January 24, 2013 - Chicago-based Tech Lab for U of I

A technology park in the middle of the city -- University of Illinois announces a new research lab modeled on Bell Labs. Vice president of research Larry Schook joins us.

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Second City 2000

Web App Pairs Zoning Laws and Old-School Game

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Open City's latest site makes Chicago's zoning code "digestible by humans."

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Illinois' New Energy Code

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January 17, 2013 - Illinois' New Energy Code

A new energy law is changing how homeowners live in Illinois. Our expert panel tells us what this law means – and debates its pros and cons.

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Groundbreaking Research on Importance of Bacteria

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January 15, 2013 -Groundbreaking Research on Bacteria

Could the secret to good health and combating disease rest in the gut? In tonight's Scientific Chicago, Ash-har Quraishi tells us about an unusual procedure that could provide some answers.

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2012: The Year in Astronomy

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January 15, 2013 -2012: The Year in Astronomy

The unbelievable landing of the Curiosity Rover on Mars capped a year of fascinating space exploration. Astrophysicist Chris Lintott looks back on the top space stories of 2012.

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Sweet Beginnings

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January 03, 2013 - Sweet Beginnings

Bee hives, hand cream and O'Hare Airport. We show you how one social enterprise is utilizing the sweet nectar of honey to give its employees a fresh start.

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