Polar Vortex Returns to Chicago

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January 27, 2014 - Polar Vortex Returns to Chicago

The polar vortex made its unwelcome return today, causing delays and closings. Will tomorrow be a repeat? Paris Schutz has the story. Send us your severe weather photos here and we'll use them in our online slideshow.

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"Cybersecurity and Cyberwar"

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January 15, 2014 - "Cybersecurity and Cyberwar"

We are joined by author Peter W. Singer to talk cybersecurity, his new book and what you need to know to protect yourself online. Read an excerpt.

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Fermilab’s NOvA Experiment

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January 14, 2014 - Fermilab’s NOvA Experiment

Scientists at west suburban Fermilab have installed the final piece on a massive particle detector called NOvA that may answer some very big questions. We go deep underground to uncover how the contraption might do that. Read an article.
 

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Chicago's Cold Weather

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January 7, 2014 - Chicago's Cold Weather

Deep freeze lifts a little as the Chicago area continues to cope with the cold weather. Elizabeth Brackett has the details. Send us your severe weather photos here.

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City's Response to Extreme Weather

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January 6, 2014 - City's Response to Extreme Weather

Today's record cold caused delays on the Metra and CTA. We tell you how the city is coping. Send us your severe weather photos here and we'll use them in our online slideshow.

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New Report Outlines Asian Carp Options

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January 6, 2014 - New Report Outlines Asian Carp Options

A major federal report was released Monday giving options for dealing with Asian carp, ranging from maintaining status quo to installing a permanent barrier to separate the Great Lakes from the Mississippi River Basin. Elizabeth Brackett has the story. Read the full report.

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Skin Electronics

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December 26, 2013 - Skin Electronics

Science catches up with science fiction as we revisit a conversation with Professor John Rogers, the inventor of epidermal electronics -- tiny, bendy computer chips that can be placed on or in the human body to monitor critical health data. Watch web extra videos.

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Web Series Episode 5: Chicago Tonight’s “Field Trip”

Dinosaur Discovery

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On this edition of Chicago Tonight’s Field Trip, we take a look at the dinosaur that was king before the T-Rex. Watch the web episode and view a slideshow.

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Howard Tullman

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December 17, 2013 - Howard Tullman

We talk with the man recently hired to turn the city’s high-tech incubator known as 1871 into a major technology hub.

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Tom Skilling on City's Record Lows

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January 27, 2014 - Tom Skilling on City's Record Lows

WGN's Chief Meteorologist Tom Skilling talks about the city’s record low temperatures, and what we can expect over the next few days.

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Notebaert Nature Museum Turns 157

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January 15, 2014 -  Notebaert Nature Museum Turns 157

To mark the 157th anniversary of Chicago's first science museum, we take a look at some surprising specimens - including a Chicago rattlesnake.

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Web Extra: Fermilab Tour

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We take a tour of the MINOS underground facility and watch the installation of the last NOvA Far Detector module. Read a behind-the-scenes blog and view a slideshow.

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Web Extra: Snow in Lafayette

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The extreme weather caused Chicago Tonight producer Josclynn Brandon to get stuck in Lafayette, Indiana on her way back to Chicago from a wedding in Louisville. Read a blog about her experience, watch a web extra video, and view a slideshow.

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Tom Skilling on Latest Weather Updates

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January 6, 2014 - Tom Skilling on Latest Weather Updates

We have the latest details on Chicago's record-breaking cold weather from WGN's Chief Meteorologist Tom Skilling.

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Heavy Snowfall Blankets Chicago Area

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The new year kicks off with snow blanketing the Chicago area, creating a messy commute for drivers and airport cancellations. We have the latest details from WGN's Chief Meteorologist Tom SkillingSubmit your snow photos here and we will use them in our online slideshow!

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45th Anniversary of Apollo 8

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Gov. Pat Quinn joins famed Apollo 8 astronaut Jim Lovell to celebrate a very special anniversary. Paris Schutz has the story. Watch a web extra conversation with Lovell from our archives.

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Emily Graslie Addresses Sexism in Science

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December 19, 2013 - Graslie Addresses Sexism in Science

Emily Graslie, creator of the “The Brain Scoop” YouTube channel, talks about her recent video addressing sexist comments and the lack of women in the science industry. Watch the video.

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