Nate Silver

Skyline of Chicago taken from Willis Tower. (CBS)

Chicago Is The Most Segregated City In America: Analysis

Chicago is the most segregated city in the United States, while also being one of the most diverse, according to a new analysis of U.S. Census Data.



Nate Silver Makes Quinn Favorite To Win Over Rauner

For months, the polls have predicted a tight race and political pundits were preparing for a very long night before Illinois would learn who will be its next governor.


Marc Tretsman. (Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images)

Advanced Projection Model Put Bears Playoff Chances At 40%

The Bears are the favorites over the Vikings (wait, what?) in the NFC North.

CBS Chicago–09/18/2014


La Pasadita Makes Sweet 16 In Nate Silver’s Best Burrito In America Project

In the competition for the best burrito in the United States, one of three Chicago establishments picked for the competition has advanced to the Sweet Sixteen.


LeBron James. (Getty Images)

Analysis: Bulls Were Projected To Win 65 Games With James, Healthy Rose

This is a story of what ifs and have nots.



Nate Silver: In Search Of The Best Burrito In The United States

Before Nate Silver became a Big Deal analyzing Big Data, he was quite fond of Big Burritos in Chicago.


Rick Reilly. (Getty Images)

Baffoe: Jay Mariotti Wrongly Thinks Sportswriting Is Dead Because Rick Reilly Is Leaving It

Rick Reilly chose not to adapt, and the Darwinian genre has spoken.

CBS Chicago–03/14/2014

Louisville celebrates its Big East Tournament championship.  (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Nate Silver Breaks Down NCAA Tournament

If you know who New York Times blogger and statistician Nate Silver is, you know how shockingly accurate his predictions can be.

CBS Chicago–03/18/2013

Wrigley Field Bleachers

Wrigley Ranks 10th, U.S. Cellular 22nd In Baseball Park Survey

Pittsburgh’s PNC Park tops the list for statistician Nate Silver’s rankings of the best ballparks, while Wrigley Field just barely makes the top 10.

CBS Chicago–05/31/2011