A multimillion dollar public-private partnership has attracted donors from all over the world. We show you how it's breathing new life into old athletic fields.
Stories by Ash-har Quraishi
How the Shedd Aquarium is Teaching Aquatic Inhabitants to Follow Directions
Oct 24, 2012 | Ash-har Quraishi
Teaching sharks to wait their turn for food. We show you some of the pioneering training the Shedd Aquarium is doing to get exotic animals to follow directions.
Oct 10, 2012 | Ash-har Quraishi
We take you on the set of an international, big budget action film being shot here in Chicago.
Oct 2, 2012 | Ash-har Quraishi
Experts say one of the deadliest cancers in Illinois doesn’t have to be. Ash-har Quraishi has the story.
Sep 19, 2012 | Ash-har Quraishi
A new drug shows promise in the treatment of social withdrawal for people with Fragile X syndrome, and potentially for autism patients.
Sep 12, 2012 | Ash-har Quraishi
As day three of negotiations continue, we talk with teachers on the picket line. We bring you the sticking points -- from their point of view.
Jul 26, 2012 | Ash-har Quraishi
We take a look at the Shedd Aquarium's efforts to harvest sustainable produce in their organic gardens.
Jul 17, 2012 | Ash-har Quraishi
We show you how striking a balance between economics and the environment could help prevent an Asian carp invasion.
Jun 27, 2012 | Ash-har Quraishi
We visit the Syrian refugee camps along the Turkish border, and share the story of a Chicago area doctor trying to help.
Jun 21, 2012 | Ash-har Quraishi
Unraveling the past to create the future. Modern Turkish rugs are going green. Ash-har Quraishi takes us to Turkey to show us the innovative carpet designs, and how you can find them right here in Chicago.
May 17, 2012 | Ash-har Quraishi
More than 40 government agencies are ready to respond to any disruptions this weekend. We take a look at the secret communications center that will be keeping watch over the city during the NATO summit.
Apr 24, 2012 | Ash-har Quraishi
Preventing the rejection of organ transplants. Could new research hold the key to long-term success? Ash-har Quraishi takes a look in this edition of Scientific Chicago.
Apr 17, 2012 | Ash-har Quraishi
Could the touchscreen on your smartphone or tablet actually touch you back? Ash-har Quraishi takes a look at the technology that could add more dimension to how that flat plate of glass feels.
Quagga Mussels Wreak Havoc on Ecosystem
Apr 12, 2012 | Ash-har Quraishi
A tiny, fingernail-sized organism that some are calling the scourge of the Great Lakes is fundamentally altering marine life. Ash-har Quraishi reports on a devastating invasive species that is causing ripples all the way up the food chain.
FIRST Robotics Competition in Chicago
Mar 27, 2012 | Ash-har Quraishi
It's been called the Superbowl of Smarts. We show you a robot battle that pits brains over braun. Ash-har Quraishi takes a look at the FIRST Robotics Competition.
Mar 5, 2012 | Ash-har Quraishi
With unemployment at record highs, why are some companies struggling to fill jobs? Ash-har Quraishi has the story of the job skills crisis.