A rising population, developing landscape and evolving entertainment all helped form a need for the Chicago music venues we know today.
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WBEZ’s Curious City series is an ongoing news experiment at WBEZ, online and on the radio dial around Chicago at 91.5 FM. Its mission is to include the public in editorial decision-making, make journalism more transparent and strengthen multimedia coverage about Chicago, the surrounding region and its people (past or present).
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Miguel Blancarte Jr. says he’s found a new purpose during the pandemic running a testing center at his old elementary school in Little Village.Listen — 4:11