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The guy who made it easy to navigate Chicago
May. 20, 2015
Unsung urban planning hero Edward Brennan tamed a chaotic 19th-century street-numbering system.
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.
Of real estate and religion
Oct. 22, 2014
How a modest congregation at Seventeenth Church of Christ, Scientist built and maintained an improbably cool concrete oasis in such an improbable location.
Blue Island's 99-year rebuff of Chicago
Feb. 24, 2014
In 1915, Chicago tried to convince the neighboring city of Blue Island to become part of the Second City. Blue Island voted no, and the stubborn suburb hasn’t looked back.
Gulp! How Chicago gobbled its neighbors
Jan. 27, 2014
Our animated map shows how Chicago grew from lakeside outpost to booming metropolis over the course of a century.
How to design Chicago for women
Sep. 24, 2013
Would "gender mainstreaming" our city be a good idea?
Investigation seeks source of holes at Indiana Dunes
Aug. 15, 2013
The EPA and scientists are trying to discover the source of holes at the Indiana Dunes. What is causing them and what's the solution? Also, Lake Bell, star of "In a World...", talks about the voice-over community, the topic of her new film.
Why Chicago's sidewalk cafes stick to North Side
Jun. 5, 2013
Officials and business owners say sidewalk cafes improve the economy and quality of life. So are we OK with them being only on the North Side?
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