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Reporter's Notebook: How much of our electricity comes via fracking?

Curious Citizen Janice Thomson of Chicago’s North Center neighborhood says she simply wants to make responsible decisions and be informed about where her electicity comes from. When searching on her own couldn't yield a straight answer to her quest to find how much of Chicago's electricity comes from natual gas produced through fracking, she turned to us. 

And we turned to WBEZ's environment blogger, Chris Bentley. Below, you can track his progress as he gets answers, but if you have leads or a point for us to consider, please comment below, or hit us at any of the social media outlets listed above! Seriously ... your comments count! 

Curious City is a news-gathering experiment designed to satisfy the public's curiosity. Peoplesubmit questionsvote for their favorites, and WBEZ reports out the winning questions in real time on FacebookTwitter and the timeline above.


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