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What CTA workers know

“Train operators, bus drivers, and station agents are the heart of Chicago’s circulatory system. Seeing the city through their eyes reveals us at our best and our worst.” | learn more

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The Illinois flag is terrible

“The North American Vexillological Association ranked Illinois’s flag 49th out of 72 state and provincial flags. So, what gives?” (From Wikipedia: Vexillology is the study of the history, symbolism and usage of flags or, by extension, any interest in flags […]

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Engineering secrets of the Vista Tower

This is going to be the 3rd tallest building in Chicago. “The 101-story, 1,191-foot skyscraper has engineering features that undergird its striking curvilinear shape. Few of these elements are visible to passersby, but they’re essential to making the tower stand […]

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Illinois’ shrinking tax base

“Wirepoints’ analysis uses national state-by-state migration data compiled by the Internal Revenue Service. The IRS reviews tax returns annually to track when and where people move. It also aggregates the ages, income brackets and adjusted gross incomes of filers. In […]

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Cicero is a special place

“Because while in Cicero trying to serve a subpoena to Cicero Town President Larry Dominick, [process server] Rivera got tossed in jail. Then Cicero cops went to his home in Chicago and searched his house, allegedly without a warrant, and […]