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Gulp! How Chicago gobbled its neighbors
Jan. 27, 2014
Our animated map shows how Chicago grew from lakeside outpost to booming metropolis over the course of a century.
Of suds and (unfounded) suspicions
Jan. 16, 2014
Among the questions we answer about a noted Pilsen brewery: Did it broadcast messages to Germany during World War I?
Chicago warming centers and their limits
Jan. 6, 2014
The polar vortex prompted a former Chicagoan to ask about the warmth and well-being of others. The city offers safety from sub-zero temperatures, but not necessarily comfort.
Chicago's oh-so curious past
Dec. 23, 2013
Tales of Victorian-era sexuality, seedy motels, missiles and doughnuts inspired by your curiosity!
Old buildings for new business
Dec. 19, 2013
Chicago is famous for its historic architecture. So how does that play into corporate development? If most big retailers build new, why do some choose urban hand-me-downs?
Where'd all the stuff from closed CPS schools go?
Dec. 12, 2013
Furniture was salvaged, supplies ended up with teachers, and other stuff is in the dump. The cost of removing it all? More than $30M — three times as much as expected.
Hosting the Enemy: Our WWII POW camps
Dec. 10, 2013
Daring escapes, unexpected romance and more true stories from German prisoners held in our area.
Water fight! Lake Michigan vs. Chicago River
Dec. 5, 2013
A friendly bar debate turns into a Curious City smackdown that you can participate in, too.
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