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Chicago bricks are pretty cool

“Meet the Guy Behind the Facade of Instagram’s @BrickofChicago. Once you’ve seen brick through Will Quam’s eyes, Chicago will never look the same.” | learn more

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911 operator blew off the wrong call

“Police issued a warning after at least eight robberies unfolded on the Near North Side and in Lincoln Park on Sunday. But one 911 call taker refused to give a citizen’s critical information to dispatchers, an Old Town resident says.” | learn […]

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Insight into the suburban pot backlash

A few weeks ago, I shared news about protesters who tried (unsuccessfully) to have Buffalo Grove ban pot. It turns out many of the protesters are traveling town to town rather than locals. “Critics complained that Opt Out consisted of […]

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Faster trains are the only hope for Blue Line

The train line through my neighborhood (connecting downtown to O’Hare) is notoriously crowded these days. Everyone complains, but there’s no easy fix. There isn’t enough electricity to power more trains, and the curved tracks prevent them from adding more cars […]

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Uber suing Skokie, but the real target is Chicago

It seems like a clever strategy to sidestep a battle with the big city with more legal resources. “The firm contends the north suburb’s ride-hailing tax violates state law. Its arguments could apply to the mayor’s proposed $40 million tax […]