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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.
How to be the Blackhawks' Zamboni driver
Apr. 23, 2013
Curious City's search for the answer led us into the chilly depths of Chicago’s United Center to head ice technician Dan Ahearn - also known as “The God of Ice in the Midwest,” by a fellow Zamboni driver.
What was Chicago’s first non-wooden building?
Apr. 20, 2013
It may have been made of military-grade stone, but it only lasted a few years.
Reporter's Notebook: What's still manufactured in Chicago?
Apr. 19, 2013
Chicago was once the nation's clear leader when it came to manufacturing, but it doesn't quite look that way today. Jessica Chronister asked what things our factories actually churn out these days.
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