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New discoveries about ancient mummies in Chicago
Apr. 1, 2014
We hear how researchers are discovering new things about the long dead. Plus, we hear about the Department of Justice's new initiative to help the transgender population, and the music of Rachel Ries.
Science reveals Chicago mummy secrets
Mar. 28, 2014
Chicago has three significant Egyptian collections and a lot of mummies. Now thanks to hi-tech scans, we're discovering new things about the long dead.
Do our icy winters and sweltering summers make us the toughest?
Mar. 5, 2014
WBEZ takes a look at the data on weather extremes for Chicago and our nation’s other big cities.
Do Chicago cabbies get a pass from the police?
Feb. 19, 2014
Dan Monaghan walks, bikes, and drives in Chicago, and one thing irks him: dangerous taxis on the road. He wrote in to ask how often cab drivers get cited for bad driving, and we set out on a long, complicated journey to find an answer.
Fantasy and reality: What do Illinois lawmakers know about prisons?
Feb. 18, 2014
Survey results raise questions about state legislators’ knowledge of prisons.
Parolees struggle for fresh starts in old neighborhoods
Feb. 11, 2014
Zip codes with high number of parolees also have high rates of violence and unemployment.
Chicago's native numbers
Feb. 10, 2014
How many Chicagoans were born in the city? A tough question, but census stats lend clues to the depth of residents’ local roots.
Just how bad is this Chicago winter?
Feb. 5, 2014
This winter has felt like one for the ages, but is it really one of Chicago’s worst?
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