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10 Projects the Super Committee Oversaw in Chicago

10 Projects the Super Committee Oversaw in Chicago
As many of us know, the Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction, (better known as, ¬†”The Super Committee”) was created on August 2nd, 2011. It’s goal was to reach a bipartisan agreement on how to rein in our rapidly expanding debt problem before our debt spirals out of control, causing us to default on loans,... Read more »

Top 5 "Top _" Lists From Around the Web

We aren’t the only Jennies on the block singing this tune.  Check out some of our other favorites from around the web. 

Top 10 New Faces in Chicago Baseball

Cubs and White Sox pitchers and catchers report to spring training this week in Mesa and Glendale, Arizona. As with every new season there are plenty of new faces to get to know. Consider this your two minute primer. 
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Top Snowverdramatic Reactions to The Blizzard of 2011

People getting really excited about the blizzard. I mean REALLY excited. OMG, I have been wanting a snow day for forever!!! So :)!!! Side prediction - The Blizzard Baby Boom is offset by the Post-Snowpocalypse Suicide Skyrocket.
Well the peak of the great Blizzard of 2011 is over. Chicagoans will now have to attempt to head back to the real world (like their jobs) and not spend all day on Twitter, Facebook and Craigslist Casual Encounters talking about how badass, awful, fun, scary the snow storm was. Let us look back at... Read more »

10 Thoughts on Riding the Entire CTA Brown Line Today

After our waddling out of the Peking Mandarin lunch we headed back to Kimball to get our trip started. While entering the station Caitlin and I weren't paying a ton of attention and walked through one of those exit-only turnstiles pictured above. When we got inside and saw that we were between the turnstiles and the trains I realized we snuck in through an exit-only turnstile that wasn't supposed to allow the metal arms to revolve in that direction. I looked around and no one saw. So we ducked into the waiting train and left without incident. It started in a fun way and ended similarly. The trip was a blast and I look forward to cranking out my next El Line list shortly.
My first installment of hitting every single CTA stop. This installment brings us the Brown Line. It is entirely elevated and at no point goes subterranean on us. From Kimball to Clark and Lake (first stop to last) it was about 45 minutes.