| Mar 8, 2013
| 9:33 AM
WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama will travel to Argonne National Laboratory in Chicago's western suburbs next week to promote his energy policies.
The Friday trip to Argonne, near Lemont, is to "focus on American energy," according to an...
| Mar 9, 2013
— President Barack Obama will travel to Argonne National Laboratory in the western suburbs Friday to promote his energy policies, according to White House officials.
Aides would not say whether Obama also plans to talk about the sequester cuts...
| Mar 16, 2013
With Washington in political gridlock over spending, President Barack Obama traveled Friday to Argonne National Laboratory to announce an energy proposal that would secure money for advanced vehicles by diverting federal revenue from offshore oil and...
| Mar 15, 2013
| 1:38 PM
President Barack Obama returned to Chicago Friday to push an energy policy aimed at weaning the country off of oil by using revenues from increased oil and gas production.
In a roughly 20-minute speech at Argonne National Laboratory, Obama touched on...
| Jun 2, 2013
| 5:35 PM
Robert Lee Lyles Jr., who had two careers in his 69 years and excelled at each, died May 27 at his home in Annapolis.
A scientist, physician and state policy adviser, Dr. Lyles "was a modern renaissance man with a tremendous curiosity," said Gene Ransom,...
| Dec 16, 2012
Internet-centered technology has advanced to the point that smartphone apps and e-commerce sites seemingly sprout overnight. Indeed, many can be built inexpensively from off-the-shelf software in weeks. Scientific breakthroughs, however, often require...
| Dec 2, 2012
Half a century ago, the unthinkable became all too thinkable as the Soviet Union and the United States engaged in a game of chicken, played with nuclear bombs.
On Oct. 22, 1962, President John F. Kennedy went on television to announce that the Soviet...
| Jan 13, 2012
He gets around, that George Washington.
Spit crisp and slick from the ATM, he slides in and out of wallets, waiters' aprons, beggars' coffee cups, deli cash registers, the pockets of teens' jeans.
Countless anonymous fingers have fondled that buck of...
| Jul 12, 2012
| 2:12 PM
Though known primarily as an author, Ray Bradbury had a fixation with Hollywood. It was inevitable that his skills as a science fiction writer would eventually land him work in the movies.
His first gig was with Universal Pictures in the early 1950s,...
| Jan 20, 2012
| 10:39 PM
Lurking beneath the surface of the West Branch of the DuPage River are the remnants of radioactive contamination left behind by a factory that was shuttered almost four decades ago.
The Rare Earths Facility in West Chicago not only was a major employer...
| Jul 19, 2012
| 5:27 AM
5 - 6 a.m. The Saturday Morning Show with Orion Samuelson and Max Armstrong
6 - 9 a.m. Mr. Fix-It with Lou Manfredini
9 a.m. - 1 p.m. WGN Weekend with Bill Moller
9:07 a.m. A scientist from Argonne National Laboratory tells Bill Moller about a...