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After the accident: Metra and pedestrian fatalities
Sep. 30, 2014
One listener’s loss raised the question of whether the commuter rail agency's investigations are thorough enough.
SRO owners call proposed ordinance ‘hostile’
Sep. 9, 2014
Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s office wants to preserve affordable housing in single-room occupancy and residential hotels by levying hefty fines on building owners who don’t comply.
Study: Chicago cabbies earn $12/hr
Aug. 28, 2014
A city-commissioned study of taxi driver data flies in the face of complaints by some cabbies that they make less than the minimum wage.
Chicago's urban farms still looking to grow demand
Aug. 27, 2014
More than a decade of urban agriculture in Chicago has produced a mixed crop of outcomes.
Uptown Theater: How could it be repurposed?
Aug. 26, 2014
An architecture student piqued our interest in what options could give a new life to a long-closed neighborhood icon. Yeah, we’ll have experts weigh in, but we’d be remiss to miss your good ideas, too.
Remembering the host of the 'Annoying Music Show' and 'Magnificent Obsession'
Aug. 1, 2014
Last summer public radio host Jim Nayder died from the very disease he tried to heal in others
Will California drought prompt more Midwest agriculture?
Jul. 15, 2014
Almost half of all fruits and vegetables are grown in California. Some believe a less centralized food system will reduce effects of drought and spur local economies.
Meet the CTA's conductor of kindness
Jul. 9, 2014
For 36 years, Michael Powell’s friendly quips comforted commuters. Turns out, he needed comfort, too.
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