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Chicago's 1995 heat wave took the lives of the city's most vulnerable
Jul. 16, 2015
It wasn't just the heat that killed. It was the heat, magnified by social circumstance, physical geography and institutional response.
The red X: Myths and meaning
Jun. 10, 2014
The signs, placed on some of Chicago’s most dangerous vacant buildings, are meant to save lives — but is everyone getting the message?
Emergency brake failed to stop Chicago train
Mar. 24, 2014
A Chicago commuter train was not speeding when it jumped its tracks and screeched up an escalator at one of the world's busiest airports.
Flammable 'fire escapes'?
Oct. 25, 2013
Chicago is well-known for that big fire that destroyed the city. So why would we have a means of escape made of wood?
Standing up to street harassment
Oct. 4, 2013
Every day, women (and men) are harassed, followed and publicly objectified on city streets. But we don't have to shut up and take it anymore.
South suburbs' mall may face shutdown
Aug. 8, 2013
Lincoln Mall could face immediate shutdown from Matteson officials’ lawsuit. Officials say the building puts shoppers and employees in danger.
State senate bill mandates label for genetically engineered food
Aug. 6, 2013
Is genetically engineered food safe? Experts say it depends on more than science.
Achieving harmony in a city of pedestrians, cyclists and drivers
Sep. 6, 2011
How can we make it safer for cars, bikes and pedestrians to get around the city?
listeners offered their pedaling pet-peeves, vehicle vexations and on-foot frustrations.
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