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Spanning the river and the decades
Oct. 11, 2013
We profile Chicago’s iconic downtown bridges and the (shrinking) pool of workers who tend them.
Who's behind those eyes?
Oct. 9, 2013
The Chicago International Film Festival’s logo has intrigued movie buffs for decades. But is that Charlie Chaplin? Liza Minelli? Here’s the backstory.
Chicago's forgotten zoo
Oct. 3, 2013
A video profile of a West Side zoo comes together with help from a historian and the ghost of an urban bear.
Who's watching from our bridges?
Sep. 26, 2013
A Curious Citizen from West Suburban River Forest is fascinated by bridge houses on Chicago's rivers, but he's just as interested to know who might be inside and what they do.
Biking in Chicago: Risky business?
Sep. 25, 2013
Our Curious Citizen wanted a point-by-point comparison to other modes of getting around. But just how close can we (or should we) get to that?
The origins of Chicago's sports mascots
Sep. 17, 2013
There are no known bear populations in the Chicago area - so why is the animal our football team mascot? We investigate the origins of Chicago's professional sports mascots to clear things up.
City comes up short on playground equity
Sep. 12, 2013
Our investigation shows that the Chicago Park District has a long way to go for children of color.
Reporter's Notebook: From neon to newsprint
Sep. 10, 2013
Nicole Kirkwood from Chicago’s Lincoln Square neighborhood wants to know why the strip of “seedy” motels on Lincoln Avenue was built and how they all survive.
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