History suggests a Victorian-era prejudice against commercial traffic in Chicago parkways lurks behind a ban against pickup trucks on Lake Shore Drive. Should truck owners worry? And, where can they park, anyway?
John Lincoln wondered why steam is coming out of the ground at Chicago’s North Side Lathrop Homes housing project. Could it be a geyser? Heat from a clothes dryer? We solve the mystery with the help of the property manager.
Curious citizen Miriam Reuter wondered how Chicago's coastline has changed over the decades. We learn that from nature to industry and back again (sorta), the lakefront’s changed so much that city founders wouldn’t recognize it.
A curious citizen was surprised to find Chicago’s Chinatown both large and well-established, so she wondered: Just how long’s it been around, anyway? Well, it depends on which Chinatown you start with.