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Sniffing for Chicago’s wild onion namesake
Aug. 2, 2013
No need to hold your nose at the city’s namesake plant — it now has a reputation for being tasty and plentiful.
Metra in the wind, sleet and rain
Jul. 31, 2013
A marooned commuter asks how the rail service makes the call to slow or even stop its trains when the weather gets rough.
Remembering the war at home
Jul. 29, 2013
Orland Park has a history buff in Bill Healy. A golf outing with pals had him raise a question worth some virtual time-travel: Where were there WWII German POW camps in the Chicago area?
‘Absurd’ spending at Chicago's Tilden High?
Jul. 25, 2013
A Curious Citizen’s convinced Chicago spends too much on a struggling high school. We check his back-of-the-envelope math.
Curious City podcast: Season 2!
Jul. 24, 2013
The new season is perfect for commutes, summer road-trips, dinner-cooking or sleepless nights. And earworms. Serious earworms.
Chicago, electricity and fracking
Jul. 21, 2013
Recent information confirms that Chicago’s electricity aggregation deal swapped coal and nuclear sources for (mostly) natural gas. Is it any clearer, though, whether the change is better for the environment?
Crawling for doughnuts
Jul. 19, 2013
Curious City received an anonymous question about the area’s best privately-owned doughnut shops. The search is on, but we need your help!
Power struggle: Who’s your energy provider?
Jul. 17, 2013
A Curious City question has a listener considering an alternative electricity provider. Are you in the same boat?
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