Thursday, January 16, 2014

Did you read about housing, e-cigarettes, and the Uptown Theatre?

Posted By on 01.16.14 at 11:40 AM

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Reader staffers share stories that fascinate, amuse, or inspire us.

Hey, did you read:

• About pressure for more affordable housing in Chicago? Steve Bogira

• That while thousands of people are on its waiting list, the Chicago Housing Authority keeps collecting federal funds to pay for housing units that sit empty? Mick Dumke

• That Japan has a new island and it looks sort of like Snoopy? Gwynedd Stuart

• That the City Council voted to ban the use of e-cigarettes indoors and in public places, and to restrict sale to minors? Tal Rosenberg

• About which countries drink the most coffee? Brianna Wellen

• About the anti-cafe, where all the food and coffee are free, but you have to pay for the time you're there? Aimee Levitt

• About the ongoing struggle to get the heat back on in the Uptown Theatre? Ben Sachs

• That you don't have to be nuts to work in comedy, but it evidently helps? Tony Adler

• That Cubby Bear gave up on its north suburban outpost? Deanna Isaacs

• Why many football players go sleeveless in freezing weather, according to a former pro? ("Ever since I started playing football, the closer to naked I was, the more connected I felt to my task.") Steve Bogira

• How FDA bureaucracy and a trip to Europe probably saved Peyton Manning's career? Drew Hunt

• About a writer who bought one record a day for an entire year? Leor Galil

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