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The Field Museum Campaigns to Save the (Taxidermied) Hyenas

Four striped hyena specimens, preserved by the legendary taxidermist Carl Akeley, were exiled to a bland, bleak corner of the Reptile Hall for decades. If the museum’s Indiegogo campaign goes well, they’ll get a new home—and a new story.

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Do TIFs Cost Chicago Schools Money Or Not?

Lots of smart people have tried to figure it out; lots of smart people disagree. Chicago’s biggest economic development program covers much of the city, but it still remains something of a mystery.

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How Integration Worked—and Failed—in Evanston

Mary Barr, author of Friends Disappear: The Battle for Racial Equality in Evanston, talks about growing up in a progressive suburb that seemed to get integration right—until lunch happened.

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