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Campus police: real deal or rent-a-cops?
Nov. 5, 2014
Our case study: The U of C, where a private force polices 65,000 Chicagoans on and off campus.
Chicago: A home fit for wild parrots
Aug. 29, 2013
Since 1973, a raucous bunch of day-glo wild parrots has called the Midwest — specifically Chicago’s Hyde Park — home. Here’s how they arrived, and why they stuck around despite our winters.
The wild parrots of Chicagoland
Jul. 12, 2013
Leanne Roddy of Chicago’s Avondale neighborhood heard about bright green tropical parrots ... in the city. We start looking into how these birds spread and thrive — even in our frigid, blustery winters.
Obama on Chicago violence: A Newtown every four months
Feb. 15, 2013
The president pushed stricter gun control Friday in a visit to Chicago and also his proposals to raise the federal minimum wage and pair businesses with recession-battered communities.
President Obama to speak at Chicago high school
Feb. 13, 2013
President Barack Obama's post-State of the Union speech in Chicago will be at a high school on the city's South Side.
Obama brings global media circus to Chicago
Nov. 5, 2012
Journalists from all over the world are camped out in Chicago to cover President Obama on election night. And they all seem to have the same city tour guide.
A Hyde Park lunch line veteran
Sep. 26, 2012
For nearly two decades, Barbara Davis has been serving up food at Valois Cafeteria in Hyde Park, making her an institution in her own right.
Ronald Reagan's Chicago home
May. 2, 2012
Before Barack Obama, only one U.S. President has called Chicago home. As a boy, Ronald Reagan lived on the first floor of a building in Hyde Park.
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