We discuss how local beer favorite Goose Island has transitioned into the corporate world since its acquisition by Anheuser-Busch InBev. Can smaller brands keep their indie cred while being corporate? Plus, how the possible extension of unemployment benefits could affect the long-term unemployed.
An article in Salon argues that urban public transportation is doomed because politicians who could enact better policies don't use it. They drive or have drivers. How does metro Chicago's public transit fit into this theory? We discuss future train and bus expansion. (Flickr/Dan Klimke)
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?
A recent Chicago Tribune article highlighted two parents who were able to forgive the young man who killed their daughter. Could you do the same? Also, Curious City addresses how much fracking really contributes to our energy needs.
A Curious Citizen says she wants to make responsible decisions about where her electicity comes from, and she has hard questions about natural gas, fracking and where Chicago gets its energy. We start our search for answers.