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What happens to 'Number 2' in the Second City
Mar. 18, 2015
Everything you ever wanted to know about your poop’s journey to become useful compost, in one handy graphic.
When is Chicago-area traffic the worst?
Jan. 9, 2015
Let our info about the worst hours, days and seasons for road congestion steer you clear from a traffic-induced personal hell.
Looking out for climate change in Chicago
Apr. 3, 2014
There’s no foolproof picture of our future, but here’s food for thought when it comes to how we’ll live, spend and work.
Spanning the river and the decades
Oct. 11, 2013
We profile Chicago’s iconic downtown bridges and the (shrinking) pool of workers who tend them.
Ten years after historic blackout, are we better off?
Aug. 13, 2013
We use more energy through our electrical grid and produce more emissions than by any other means, including transportation. So what are we doing to make it more efficient and reliable?
Six tunnels lurking below Chicago's Loop
Jun. 20, 2013
Ever wanted to peel back Chicago’s streets and take a peek underground? At the request of one Curious Citizen, we did just that.
How the Dan Ryan changed the South Side
Jun. 4, 2013
It’s almost difficult to imagine Chicago’s South Side without the highway line drawn through its midsection. Why did it land there, and did it create or just reinforce a racial divide?
Water everywhere in young Chicago, but not enough to drink
May. 24, 2013
Historian Carl Smith explores how Chicago’s first planners dealt with the city’s lakeside conundrum.
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