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  • Vanished little houses persist in local legend

     Vanished little houses  persist in local legend
    Here's how the story goes: Small-scale homes near the railroad tracks in Orlando were built in the 1920s as housing for small people who worked for the James E. Strates Shows, based in Taft. They lived there until harassment by teenagers provoked one of the small residents to shoot and kill one of the teens, after which the little people moved away.
  • Milwaukee dives into water tech, Chicago just getting feet wet

     Milwaukee dives into water tech, Chicago just getting feet wet
    Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett hates "the Rust Belt" as a moniker for the Great Lakes region — who likes rust? — so he's been pushing for a more apt nickname: The Fresh Coast. "That captures who we are, and it captures who Chicago is, and...

    Des Plaines won't award CNG contract without bid

    Des Plaines will bid out work to convert three city-owned vehicles to run on compressed natural gas, despite an attempt by Sixth Ward Alderman Mark Walsten to waive the bidding process and award the job to a Buffalo Grove-based company. The council voted...

    In Theory: Can we disagree, still maintain standing?

    Q. A study released June 9 by the Public Religion Research Institute: “Committed to Availability, Conflicted About Morality, What the Millennial Generation Tells Us about the Future of the Abortion Debate and the Culture Wars.” The survey was...

    In Theory

    Q. A study released June 9 by the Public Religion Research Institute: “Committed to Availability, Conflicted About Morality, What the Millennial Generation Tells Us about the Future of the Abortion Debate and the Culture Wars.” Fifty-six...