Spike

Spike's outer spathe is manually cut open. (Credit: Bob Roberts)

Corpse Flower “Spike” Manually Opened At Chicago Botanic Garden

Horticulturalists at the Chicago Botanic Garden manually cut open the corpse flower nicknamed “Spike” Sunday morning.

08/30/2015

Seven-year-old Andrew Kong holds his nose as he stands before the world's largest flower 14 June 2000 at the Fullerton Arboretum, CA. The Indonesian titan arum 'corpse flower' has a putrid scent to lure pollinating dung beetles and can sometimes be smelled half a mile away. It is the 12th time the 58 inch tall flower has bloomed in the United States. (ELECTRONIC IMAGE) AFP PHOTO/Lucy NICHOLSON (Photo credit should read LUCY NICHOLSON/AFP/Getty Images)

Horticulturalists Will Manually Open Corpse Flower ‘Spike’ Sunday Morning

(CBS) — Horticulturalists with the Chicago Botanic Garden are expected to open the corpse flower “Spike” Sunday morning. The Chicago Botanic Garden says at 10 a.m. horticulturalists will remove the spathe and put it on display […]

08/29/2015

Seven-year-old Andrew Kong holds his nose as he stands before the world's largest flower 14 June 2000 at the Fullerton Arboretum, CA. The Indonesian titan arum 'corpse flower' has a putrid scent to lure pollinating dung beetles and can sometimes be smelled half a mile away. It is the 12th time the 58 inch tall flower has bloomed in the United States. (ELECTRONIC IMAGE) AFP PHOTO/Lucy NICHOLSON (Photo credit should read LUCY NICHOLSON/AFP/Getty Images)

Corpse Flower Inching Closer To Blooming At Chicago Botanic Garden

The beautiful, six-foot-tall rainforest flower that packs a terrible smell is inching closer to blooming at the Chicago Botanic Garden, in Glencoe. But botanists say it’s not quite ready for its moment of late night glory.

08/25/2015

Watch Livestream Of Corpse Flower ‘Spike’ At Chicago Botanic Garden

(CBS) — The Chicago Botanic Garden’s corpse flower “Spike,” which is set to bloom any day. You can watch a livestream of Spike above.

08/22/2015

Gasoline pump. (Credit: Miguel Gutierrez/Getty Images)

Gas Prices On Roller Coaster Ride — This Time, Back Up

A day after CBS 2’s Ed Curran reported on plummeting gasoline prices, they’ve spiked in a matter of hours. On a day with no new war, no natural disaster, what’s going on?

11/14/2013

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Horrible Horoscopes: Leo

Leo, I get it, you’re evil. The stars don’t want to change you – keep on being you! If you want to mistreat everyone around you, why should the stars say otherwise?

01/15/2013

Gasoline is well over $4 a gallon in Chicago. (CBS)

Chicago Can Expect Weekend Spike In Gasoline Prices

Hurricane Isaac is expected to create a spike in prices at the pump.

08/28/2012

U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.)

Durbin: Gas Prices Aren’t End Of The World For Obama

U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) agrees a gas price spike doesn’t help President Barack Obama, but he says so far, it’s hardly a deal-breaker for the president.

WBBM Newsradio–02/22/2012

Gas Prices

Gas Prices Jump 14 Cents Overnight; Analyst Can’t Explain Why

If you’ve filled your gas tank Thursday, you probably noticed a sudden spike in prices.

CBS Chicago–12/22/2011