Chicago has about 400,000 lead service lines connecting to people’s homes. The city has 50 years to replace them all.
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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).
Curious City airs on Thursdays during All Things Considered on WBEZ
WBEZ didn’t always report the news. In fact, it started out broadcasting educational shows for kids.Listen — 24:14