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Are there ice cream truck territories?
Aug. 20, 2012
A listener wondered why her son can't get an easy ice cream fix. That led us to look at how drivers get the leg up in the battle for ice cream supremacy.
A green roofs check-in
Aug. 13, 2012
Listener Jenn Lawrence asked us to examine one of the city’s highest-profile green initiatives. Does ‘The City on The Prairie’ still want prairies on our roofs? How much good have they done, anyway?
Commuters count on the South Side, read on the North?
Aug. 10, 2012
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.
What determines the quality of parks and playgrounds?
Aug. 9, 2012
Our latest Curious City question comes from a woman who noticed that a park across town was bigger and better than her own.
Is salt mined under Chicago?
Aug. 7, 2012
If not, what’s up with that Umbrella Girl on Elston?
Finding Chicago’s first maps
Aug. 6, 2012
A reader wondered how Chicago’s coastline has changed over the decades. We look at the earliest maps of Chicago to get us closer to an answer.
The logic behind the Kennedy’s reversible lanes
Aug. 1, 2012
We deploy two video teams to capture the complex operation of reversing the lanes, keeping traffic flowing (most of the time) and the highways safe.
Numbers for South Side streets, names for the North. Why?
Jul. 27, 2012
We begin an investigation of a puzzling aspect of the area's urban geography. We took a cue from an educator, whose interest got piqued during his former commute.
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