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Chicago: A home fit for wild parrots
Aug. 29, 2013
Since 1973, a raucous bunch of day-glo wild parrots has called the Midwest — specifically Chicago’s Hyde Park — home. Here’s how they arrived, and why they stuck around despite our winters.
Trouble with taxis
Aug. 26, 2013
Dan Monaghan from Chicago’s Wicker Park neighborhood wants to know what the most common citations for taxicabs are — that is, when they actually get pulled over.
Hunting for Chicago’s best doughnut shops
Aug. 21, 2013
Curious City finds the city’s best doughnut spot, while Dunkin’s former CEO spills the secret to the chain’s growth here.
Searching for Chicago’s parrots
Aug. 16, 2013
As we search for wild parrots, we collect a visual menagerie of responses about where the critters live and how to find them.
How Chicago solves smelly mysteries
Aug. 15, 2013
While we look for the source of a wayward smell we learn how noxious neighborhood odors attract “official” investigations and how smell mysteries are (sometimes) solved.
Sniffing for Chicago’s wild onion namesake
Aug. 2, 2013
No need to hold your nose at the city’s namesake plant — it now has a reputation for being tasty and plentiful.
Metra in the wind, sleet and rain
Jul. 31, 2013
A marooned commuter asks how the rail service makes the call to slow or even stop its trains when the weather gets rough.
Remembering the war at home
Jul. 29, 2013
Orland Park has a history buff in Bill Healy. A golf outing with pals had him raise a question worth some virtual time-travel: Where were there WWII German POW camps in the Chicago area?
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