While the political wrangling over Prairie State retirement systems continues (just Google “Squeezy” and “pensions” for the latest twist), Illinois teacher Milt Walp asks why he doesn’t have have an obvious backup.
Turns out, a lot goes into the labels Chicagoans slap on their corners of the city. We have two stories about how this plays out, including one by an Edgewater resident who asked why her own ‘hood is often divided into six.
The city’s home to more wildlife than the usual suspects (we’re talking ‘bout you, Mr. Squirrel). Lace up your boots, folks. To find lizards, osprey and cactus (oh, yes!) we’ll be heading far off the Mag Mile.
Curious citizen Milt Walp is a teacher who's currently on disability. He's curious to know why Illinois has its retired government employees rely on a state-funded pension system rather the federally-funded Social Security program. He hopes the intentions behind this decision were good. We'll find out soon!
A curious citizen wondered: What's one thing in Chicago you can't get anywhere else? We're on the case, but we need you to help us out! Comment on this story or tweet with #onlyinchicago. We'll be collecting ideas and making a song out of what we find!