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A secret society of Chicago bakers.

“The Bakers Dozen was founded in the 1930s. Its members — beloved bakery owners — meet in secret once per month to sample each other’s goods, catch up and help keep their businesses alive.” | learn more

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Chicago ugly buildings tour.

“Chicago is known for its incredible architecture — but not every building is a stunner. A tour guide is showing off the city’s most reviled buildings in a new tour.” | learn more

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A battle between a great city and a great lake

A reader shared this with me after seeing my story about Lake Michigan last week. It’s an excellent read! “Chicago has a weakness at its very foundations. The towering skyscrapers and temples of commerce were built upon a swamp.” | learn more

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Chicago declares a Unicorn Day

“In 2021 alone, seven companies in Chicago have become unicorns (startup companies valued at over $1 billion), according to World Business Chicago and financial data from software firm Pitchbook.” | learn more