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How Chicagoans get fruits and veggies
Jul. 1, 2013
Peeling deep into the fruit-lined highway that links far-flung harvests and our plates.
Reporter's Notebook: Fracked electricity
Jun. 19, 2013
A Curious Citizen says she wants to make responsible decisions about where her electicity comes from, and she has hard questions about natural gas, fracking and where Chicago gets its energy. We start our search for answers.
More Red Line contracts go to minorities, women
Jun. 18, 2013
The current CTA Red Line renovation helps address some past racial disparities in city construction jobs. But groups are still on the lookout for front companies posing as minority contractors.
Pension solution continues to baffle top Illinois elected officials
Jun. 14, 2013
Illinois’ top public officials met behind closed doors Friday to discuss the state’s $100 billion pension debt. And still, there is no clear compromise.
Underpaid, exploited, and living in our homes
Jun. 10, 2013
Home care work is one of the fastest growing industries in the country, but workers often earn less than minimum wage.
Working for change on Chicago’s sidewalks
Jun. 6, 2013
Curious City tracks down the average wages of panhandlers and street performers in Chicago.
Workers left out of min wage
Jun. 5, 2013
Laws around tipped workers have suppressed wages, despite a growing restaurant industry.
How the Dan Ryan changed the South Side
Jun. 4, 2013
It’s almost difficult to imagine Chicago’s South Side without the highway line drawn through its midsection. Why did it land there, and did it create or just reinforce a racial divide?
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