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  1. Chicago Attempts To Dial Down The Volume On Street PerformersRead the original story w/Photo

    21 hrs ago | WBEZ-FM Chicago

    Two bucket boys perform one afternoon near State and Washington streets. The Chicago City Council is expected to vote Wednesday on new regulations on downtown street performers. 1 comment

  2. What Are The Limits On Backyard Livestock In Chicago?Read the original story

    Sunday | WBEZ-FM Chicago

    Jeanne Cuff lives in Portage Park, well within Chicago city limits. So she was surprised last summer when she was woken at 3 a.m. by a screaming goat. 1 comment

  3. George DanielsRead the original story

    Thursday Feb 16 | WBEZ-FM Chicago

    The Goose Island Beer Company, Kiehl's and Victoria's Secret could all be coming to the Southwest Side airport. But iconic music store George's Music Room is not on the list of proposed businesses, and a handful of aldermen are rushing to save it.  George's Music Room is in a prime spot at the top of Midway's B Terminal, right next to Potbelly's.  According to owner George Daniels, most travelers come in desperate to replace forgotten headphones or a phone charger.

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  4. What's That Building? Chicago's Motor RowRead the original story

    Thursday Feb 16 | WBEZ-FM Chicago

    You've probably heard that this week the Chicago Auto Show - the largest show of its kind in the nation - has set up shop at McCormick Place to showcase the latest in automotive technology and design. But did you know that just a few blocks west of the convention center sits what was once the heart of Chicago car culture? For decades starting in the early 1900s, Motor Row was home to snazzy car dealerships for companies we still know well like Ford and Cadillac as well as those lost to time like Hudson and Marmon.

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  5. What Makes Chicago's Dating Scene Distinct?Read the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Feb 12 | WBEZ-FM Chicago

    Chicago is not normally a city associated with romance. We are the people of big shoulders, not fluttering hearts. 1 comment

  6. Rafid HindoRead the original story

    Friday Feb 10 | WBEZ-FM Chicago

    Three clocks hang on the wall in the conference room at Rafid Hindo's office in Chicago's River North neighborhood. They show the time for Chicago, London and Baghdad.  Hindo, who was born in Iraq, partnered with his two brothers to run Near East Resources , a consulting company that primarily assists American companies working in Iraq, largely in engineering and the oil and gas industries.  Hindo said the company is now grappling with the uncertainty over President Donald Trump's executive order that seeks to ban immigrants and refugees from seven Muslim-majority countries, including Iraq.

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  7. Jim DeRogatisRead the original story

    Wednesday Feb 8 | WBEZ-FM Chicago

    You're not wrong if you've been thinking that this blog has been unusually silent of late: Your faithful correspondent has been deep in the midst of two all-consuming projects that should be published soon. Meanwhile, though, it's time to crawl back to the land of the living by sharing some links to stories of note that have broken in recent weeks, and which you may have missed.

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  8. The Tumultuous History Of Great Lakes ShippingRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Feb 8 | WBEZ-FM Chicago

    Sitting at his desk in his Gold Coast apartment, Mike Couzens often gazes out his window toward the east. He looks out beyond the bustle of cars on Lake Shore Drive, beyond the leisure boats cruising along the shores of Lake Michigan.

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  9. Noise Ordinance May Push More Street Performers UndergroundRead the original story

    Tuesday Feb 7 | WBEZ-FM Chicago

    The alderman has gone after cars and motorcycles with noisy mufflers, and like his predecessor Burt Natarus, he's taken aim at street performers . The problem is, his ward covers some of the busiest real estate in Chicago: The Mag Mile, The Loop, and Streeterville, among others.

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  10. How Chicago 'Rose Up' After Emmett Till's KillingRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Feb 6 | WBEZ-FM Chicago

    The death of Emmett Till, a 14-year-old black Chicagoan beaten to death for allegedly whistling at a white woman in Mississippi in 1955, has gotten renewed attention since his accuser, Carolyn Bryant, admitted in a new book that Timothy Tyson: It's an atmosphere of war and terror into which Emmett Till wanders while visiting his relatives. violates racial etiquette and then is kidnapped and tortured to death and his body thrown into the river.

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  11. Chicago Aquarium Euthanizes More Than 90-Year-Old LungfishRead the original story

    Monday Feb 6 | WBEZ-FM Chicago

    An Australian lungfish that entranced visitors to Chicago's Shedd Aquarium for more than 80 years has been euthanized due to old age, the popular tourist attraction announced Monday. Granddad, who was 4-foot-long and weighed 25 pounds, had stopped eating and started showing signs of organ failure.

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  12. 'Gratest' Fear: The Psychology Behind Chicago's Sidewalk GratesRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Feb 5 | WBEZ-FM Chicago

    If you've ever walked over a sidewalk grate in Chicago and felt your stomach drop, you're like Streeterville resident Sue Hed, who asked: Has anyone ever fallen through Chicago's sidewalk grates, and is this a common fear? The fear is understandable, especially when you consider what's underneath: 40-foot drops, subway fans and electrical transformers that power high-rise buildings, among other things. A fall could prove deadly.  Scary facts aside, your odds of falling through a grate are pretty slim.

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  13. Mar 3 2017 One Earth Film FestivalRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Feb 2 | WBEZ-FM Chicago

    One Earth Film Festival is the Midwest's premier environmental film festival, creating opportunities for understanding climate change, sustainability and the power of human involvement. We showcase top-issue, thought-provoking environmental films and lead audiences in interactive post-film discussions focused on solutions.

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  14. Korean Chicken Wings: Spicy, Crispy, Saucy And Totally ChicagoRead the original story

    Sunday Jan 29 | WBEZ-FM Chicago

    Whether you call them chicken lollipops, spicy Asian wings or little hotties, they inspire love and loyalty from snackers across the country. Originally called wings, they're juicy chicken chunks, smooshed to one end of a bone, then deep fried and slathered in a sweet, spicy sauce.

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  15. Red Light Cameras Rake In Millions In Western SuburbsRead the original story

    Monday Jan 23 | WBEZ-FM Chicago

    McNeil said he was making a right-hand turn at a red light at Harlem Avenue and Lake Street in west suburban River Forest. He contested the ticket but was charged another $100 during an adjudication hearing.

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  16. How Chicago Bars Got So Many Old Style SignsRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Jan 22 | WBEZ-FM Chicago

    Oswaldo Alvarez sees the white signs, now yellowed by age, hanging from neighborhood bars as he drives through Chicago. These signs feature the red-white-and-blue Old Style beer logo on the top, with a lower partition that reads "Bottles and Cans," "On Draft," "Cold Beer," "Cerveza Fria," "Zimne Piwo," or "Package Goods."

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  17. Photos: Chicago Demonstrators For Women Come Out In Force Against TrumpRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Jan 21 | WBEZ-FM Chicago

    CHICAGO  - Dorothy DeCarlo burned her bra during college 50 years ago to fight for women's rights. As she stood among a sea of people gathered for a women's rally and march in downtown Chicago on Saturday, she carried a sign that stated: "I can't believe I still have to protest this ."

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  18. Chicago Kids Head To Trump's InaugurationRead the original story

    Jan 19, 2017 | WBEZ-FM Chicago

    Rep. Mike Quigley speaks to a group of students from Alcott Elementary who are attending Donald Trump's presidential inauguration. A growing number of local elected officials are not planning to attend Donald Trump's presidential inauguration Friday.

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  19. Chicagoans 'Mobilize For Democracy' With Writing, Rallies and ProtestsRead the original story

    Jan 19, 2017 | WBEZ-FM Chicago

    Arielle Diaz is working on a comedy script that follows two millennials of color named Olivia and Frankie. They like their brunch with a side of revolution.

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  20. The Origins Of "Who's Your Chinaman?" In Chicago's Political SlangRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 15, 2017 | WBEZ-FM Chicago

    Years ago, as a young newspaper reporter, I found myself in a pickle with a powerful editor. So I turned to a veteran reporter - an old family friend - for advice on how to handle it.  It was the first time I'd heard this piece of Chicago slang, and struck me as weird, archaic and even borderline racist.

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