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Humboldt Park’s lagoon makes the news again.

In 2019, Chicagoans learned of an alligator living in the lagoon. He became known as Chance the Snapper. Now someone fished a 72-pound carp out of the water! I hope he was using lures from Chicago’s Mystery Tackle Box. | learn more

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Vienna Beef’s Top Dog.

“[Stephanie] Esposito, of the Southwest Side, visited 367 hot dog stands in just five weeks to win Vienna Beef’s Hot Dog Stand Challenge. The second- and third-place winners — sisters Karen Buralli and Rose Lamont — also ate at all […]

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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