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Double the pixels, double the fun at Siskel Center?
Jul. 19, 2013
The Gene Siskel Film Center is showing digitally remastered movies in a new 4K format.
A sand-mining rush
Jul. 17, 2013
An Illinois county grapples with controversy over a recent explosion in surface mining for silica sand. The sand is high demand for use in fracking.
City to see more wind farm electricity
Jul. 9, 2013
Chicago has reached a deal with energy suppliers to double the amount of wind energy consumers get though Commonwealth Edison.
Wet weather helps Illinois farmers
Jul. 8, 2013
Corn and soybeans are making a comeback in Illinois thanks to a wet growing season.
City home listings to include energy costs
Jul. 5, 2013
House hunters in Chicago will now be able to see the typical cost of providing gas and electric service to a prospective home.
Chicago’s energy deal: An ‘F’ for fracking?
Jul. 2, 2013
Hoping to support cleaner energy, our Curious Citizen voted for Chicago’s power aggregation deal. Was she duped?
Where’s the highest spot in Chicago?
Jun. 28, 2013
The area’s so flat that every bunny hill seems a candidate. But it’s sweet (literally) to find the real deal.
Tesla Motors debuts Midwest electric car 'supercharger' in Normal
Jun. 27, 2013
John Cullerton showed off the roomy “frunk” of his luxury sedan, which had just travelled to Normal, Ill. and back, propelled by electrons pulled from the grid at Tesla Motors’ first “Supercharging” station in the Midwest.
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