If Chicago streets are messing with our directional skills, can historians come to the rescue? Curious City takes on a question posed by Mark Sheldon about why Chicago's sensible numbered streets system doesn't extend to the North.
In the last few years, the city of Evanston has tried to make it easier for pedestrians to cross at Sheridan Road. Claire Zulkey has some ideas for how the city could make that intersection even safer.
A century ago there wasn’t much to do on the train except read the paper or look out the window. That’s why there was an "L" floral contest in 1910. The idea was to get the people along the line to spruce up their property.
Drought conditions in the Midwest continue to persist, which means grass is extremely dry and easy to burn. As a result, Indiana state police are cracking down on those who flick cigarette butts from their vehicles.