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Blacksmiths: The 'plastic surgeons' on Chicago's payroll
Nov. 6, 2015
The City of Chicago employs 20 full-time blacksmiths. But what do they do? And what's with the ancient job title?
Drumming for dollars as a Chicago bucket boy
Apr. 8, 2015
A behind-the-scenes look at getting into (and out of) a tough, short-lived entertainment gig.
Chicago's forgotten Civil War prison camp
Mar. 11, 2015
Camp Douglas’ deadly reputation was kept in shadows but now there’s a surprising movement to bring it to light.
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.
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