Reporter Monica Eng digs into her family’s past to answer a listener’s question about the history of the city’s Chinese gangs.
Stories by Lynnea Domienik
Demographic shifts, changes in attitudes towards public drinking and the politics of the Daley family led to the shuttering of many Chicago bars.
Lake View once had a thriving Japanese community, but it fell victim to a push for assimilation. As one Japanese-American puts it: “You had to basically be unseen.”
With the “Curious City Scavenger Hunt: Chicago Eats Edition” now underway, we’re revisiting a story about foods created right here in Chicago.
A listener noticed an odd detail on an old map. Curious City investigated whether it was the site of an ancient burial mound.
As statues are removed in cities across the United States, we revisit a story about what it takes to get one put up in the first place.
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.
With less traffic on the roads and some businesses shut, one Curious Citizen wonders if the air we’re breathing is any cleaner.
As their daughter treats COVID-19 patients in intensive care, Suzie and Bob Pschirrer wonder if military families feel the same mix of pride and fear.
Kathleen Valente is afraid she’ll catch the virus at the grocery store and pass it on to her husband, who is waiting for a lung transplant.