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A Field Guide To Chicago NIMBYs

The origin of the term NIMBY (Not In My Backyard) is a little hazy, but is believed to have originated with the hazardous waste disposal industry in the middle of the last century. ┬áThe term spread as rapidly as its … Continue reading

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The Bloomingdale Line

This article is not intended to be a history of the Bloomingdale Line; that has been covered elsewhere. Instead, the author examines how the Bloomingdale Line interacted with and affected the lives of Chicago citizens and businesses during its time … Continue reading

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Emanuel proposal: Decriminalize pot statewide

“It is time to put our sentencing policies in line with our values, reduce penalties for nonviolent, low-level drug offenses so we don’t put people in prison who need drug treatment,” Emanuel said in a statement his office will release … Continue reading

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Color Film of Chicago made in 1945

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