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What's the story behind tiny houses with exceptionally large front yards? Geoffrey Baer has the answer to this and more in this week's edition of Ask Geoffrey.

Lesley Nicol plays the feisty but devoted head cook on the PBS hit series, Downton Abbey. She's here to tell us how she landed the plum role, and to talk about a one-woman play she's bringing to Chicago.

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.

Three newly sworn-in members of Congress from Illinois report on their first month in Washington D.C.

Now that Standard & Poor's has lowered Illinois' credit rating to the worst in the nation, will it inspire lawmakers to tackle the state's pension crisis? Paris Schutz has more on the outlook, and the ramifications for taxpayers.