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History’s toll on Chicago buildings
May. 24, 2013
One listener was taken aback over the Prentice Hospital flap. She asked what other important buildings have been lost. Let’s get a list started.
What was the South Side like before the Dan Ryan?
May. 22, 2013
South Sider Ryne Holmquist had lots of opportunities to ponder his Curious City question while he was stuck in traffic on the Dan Ryan Expressway. Yes, we have maps, but we need your stories to help answer this one!
What it’s like to live on minimum wage in Chicago
May. 21, 2013
A listener who hustles to make ends meet wants us to think about people who hustle for even less.
What’s (still) manufactured in Chicago
May. 20, 2013
Sure, we have fewer industrial giants in our area these days, but if you know where to look you can find the beating heart of industry.
Chicago's oldest diners
May. 14, 2013
You’d think food blogger Louisa Chu would be stuffed after this assignment. Nope. Pass her the syrup, she says. She wants to stay and hear more stories.
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.
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.
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