Learn why ridesharing is driving taxicabs crazy in this ride-along video.

General Admission: Getting young people into theaters

In an age where all media is on-demand, the Chicago arts community has a hard time reaching out to the younger community. How are we supposed to get the younger generation in the theaters? General Admission podcast hosts Don Hall and Tyler Greene join us in studio to answer this question

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So far this season Chicago has experienced one Dennis Rodman of snow. It certainly feels like it.

So far this season Chicago has experienced one Dennis Rodman of snow. It certainly feels like it.

Ever get a ticket in Chicago for parking your car or truck during street sweeping? Turns out, you’re not alone AT ALL.
The city’s collected at least $14 million dollars each year in ticket revenue over the past five years, just for street sweeping violations alone, according to data from the Department of Revenue. 
So far in 2013, drivers have paid the city $15,336,802 for not moving their vehicles during street cleaning.
And all that cash goes directly into the general fund. 

Ever get a ticket in Chicago for parking your car or truck during street sweeping? Turns out, you’re not alone AT ALL.

The city’s collected at least $14 million dollars each year in ticket revenue over the past five years, just for street sweeping violations alone, according to data from the Department of Revenue. 

So far in 2013, drivers have paid the city $15,336,802 for not moving their vehicles during street cleaning.

And all that cash goes directly into the general fund. 

Emily Hanneman of Logan Square asked WBEZ’s Curious City:

What are TIFs? Where does the money come from and who decides where it goes?

With the help of Tom Tressor, David Orr and Rachel Weber (and a whole lot of Sharpies), we answer Emily’s question and throw in some critiques, too. Full story