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Bears 2012 Season

We asked you what steps the Bears should take for a successful 2012 season. We read what some of you had to say in Viewer Mail.


Courtesy of The Holy Cross/IHM Marimba Ensemble

Marimba music fills a South Side church and creates opportunities for young musicians. We have the story.


A street sign but no street? Usually, it's the other way around. Geoffrey Baer explains what happened to a Rogers Park intersection in this week's edition of Ask Geoffrey.


Oxygen is being used to treat sports injuries, diabetics, and cancer patients. Is it the new wonder drug or a bit of hot air? Paris Schutz has the story.


Dr. Terry Mason

Need tips on how to stay healthy in 2012? Dr. Terry Mason, Chief Medical Officer for Cook County Health & Hospitals System, joins us with several health recommendations for Chicagoans. Got any questions for Dr. Mason? Ask them here. Please also join us for a live web chat during and after the segment.


Snowy Owl, courtesy of Lincoln Park Zoo

The arctic nomad known as the snowy owl is rarely seen in Chicago in the winter. But this year is different. Ash-har Quraishi explains why the great white owl is visiting, and how you can help name one.



2011 marked the year the U.S. Space Shuttle program came to an end, but NASA's unmanned exploration of space remained at full throttle. We look at some of last year's astronomical achievements and what scientists are eyeing in the year ahead.