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Chicago's supersize green buildings

This photo gallery misidentified the designer of the 111 South Wacker tower. It was designed by Goettsch Partners.

By November 14, 2007


Chicago beats ice with beet juice

The city is fighting snowstorms with sugar beet extract and sophisticated sensor systems.

By March 21, 2008


SLCC '07: Chicago is the metaverse's metropolis

The Windy City has more in common with 'Second Life' than you'd think. Also, nonprofits may be reaping the benefits of the virtual world better than their corporate predecessors could.

By August 24, 2007


On the eve of 'Second Life' convention, Chicago gets griefed

Thunderstorms and even a tornado stir up the Windy City just as hundreds of 'Second Life' enthusiasts are supposed to touch down.

By August 24, 2007


The 2007 Second Life Community Convention, this weekend in Chicago

This year, the third annual SLCC will have to address a very different 'Second Life' than in the past, one that's already seen a dramatic rise and fall in public favor.

By August 23, 2007


Threadless to open Chicago retail store in September

Online T-shirt retailer will open the doors of its first brick-and-mortar store this fall.

By August 6, 2007


Cities take lead in climate change

London, New York, Chicago, and Toronto cast wide net in local response to global warming, touching on efficient buildings, distributed generation, water, and waste.

By June 12, 2008


Anti-cruelty group sues over rodeo videos removed from YouTube

Nonprofit group sues rodeo association, claiming it misused the DMCA in ordering YouTube to remove videos from the site that show animals being injured in events.

By June 10, 2008


Best way to grill a steak without leaving your house

The Hamilton Beach Searing Grill allows you to grill your steaks indoors and gives you 500 degrees of heat to lock in all that flavor

By June 4, 2008


The eBay "fad" is wearing off

While eBay wasn't necessarily a fad, it was an idea that required too much effort and inspired too little trust to be successful once the web grew up and became more efficient at connecting sellers with buyers. We're still a ways from that dream, but eBa

By June 3, 2008