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What it’s like to live on minimum wage in Chicago
May. 21, 2013
A listener who hustles to make ends meet wants us to think about people who hustle for even less.
What’s (still) manufactured in Chicago
May. 20, 2013
Sure, we have fewer industrial giants in our area these days, but if you know where to look you can find the beating heart of industry.
Chicago's oldest diners
May. 14, 2013
You’d think food blogger Louisa Chu would be stuffed after this assignment. Nope. Pass her the syrup, she says. She wants to stay and hear more stories.
Reporter's Notebook: Living in public housing vs. the fanciest high-rise
May. 9, 2013
Curious Citizen Heather Radke asked about the relationship between our living environment and everyday life, and she wants the answer to be based on real experience.
Vote on the ultimate Chicago book
May. 7, 2013
Which should it be? Quoting from the guy who asked this question: “Tales, facts, history, engineering, architecture, trivia... you name it. One book!”
The Chicago accent and ‘blaccents’
May. 6, 2013
Just how similar do African-Americans sound across the country? For one commenter, not as close as we’d suggested.
Would legal pot hurt Chicago gangs?
May. 1, 2013
As we’ve reported this story, we’ve used up every (tasteful) pun we could, so now, we give a straight answer Siva Iyer’s question about the economics of weed in the city.
Dunning, a 'tomb for the living'
Apr. 30, 2013
In both life and death, the people who ended up at the notorious asylum and poor farm were some of Chicago’s least fortunate residents.
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