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Great Lakes brace for a new kind of oil spill
Sep. 15, 2014
The explosion in tar sands production in western Canada means more crude oil is making its way to the Midwest.
A contest for Chicago's biggest and best liars
May. 1, 2014
From plastic bags to ride sharing, we recap the action at Chicago's City Council meeting. We hear about a contest to find the best liar in Chicago. Plus, a local university's dominance in a sport that usually doesn't get much attention.
Beer tours big business for small craft brewers
Mar. 6, 2014
Lakefront Brewery is Wisconsin’s second largest craft brewer. And its wildly popular tours are helping to drive business.
Residents try to block brewery in Chicago neighborhood
Jan. 23, 2014
Forbidden Root wants to be part of Chicago’s craft beer boom. So why are some neighbors trying to keep them out?
Chicago's Drake Hotel loses iconic pink neon sign
Dec. 26, 2013
The new LED sign is energy efficient and built to withstand Chicago’s cold temperatures and strong winds. But it’s purple.
'Cicero March' selected for National Film Registry
Dec. 24, 2013
'Cicero March' documents an ugly period of Chicago history and may be only footage of a historic 1960s housing protest.
Evanston’s first craft brewery opens to the public
Dec. 19, 2013
Evanston was a home to the 20th century's anti-alcohol temperance movement and remained dry until the early 70's. Now a rising movement in craft beer and spirits is changing the city.
CSO’s Deborah Rutter to lead Kennedy Center
Dec. 11, 2013
During her ten-year tenure, Rutter hired a star conductor, reached out to new audiences, and faced the first musicians' strike in over two decades.
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