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How are Chicago's music venues recovering from the pandemic? (Photo/Lincoln Hall)


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First Stop: COVID-19

Video: How Discarded PPE is Contributing to Pollution

Walk through any Chicago neighborhood and you'll find masks, gloves and other PPE scattered on streets, yards and alleys. How is it contributing to pollution? The answer isn't pretty.

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Second Stop: Chicago Life

Map: The 10 Ugliest Buildings in Chicago 

In a city known for its incredible architecture, Chicago also has some butt-ugly buildings in its skyline. More stories and maps from around the city:

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Third Stop: The Environment

Electric Vehicle Charging Station Deserts Pose Sustainability Threat

Of Chicago's 77 neighborhoods, 46 have no public electronic vehicle charging stations. An analysis of US Department of Energy data shows that only 26% of the stations are located in the city’s South, West, Southwest, far Southwest and far Southeast sides.  

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Fourth Stop: Diversity

Photo Essay: Mexican Independence Day in Chicago

Mexican Independence Day commemorates Father Hidalgo declaring independence from Spain in September 1810. We take a boots-on-the ground look at the celebration throughout Chicago.

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