The keyholes on the CTA look like little sitting people. #chicago (at Chicago, Illinois)

Field Trip: Treasures of Northerly Island

In conjunction with Atlas Obscura, we’re taking a tour of Northerly Island and the 12th Street Beach! OCTOBER 24, 2015 POSTPONED UNTIL SPRING 2016 10:00 AM TO 12:00 PM (CDT) $15.00 1300 S LAKE SHORE DR, CHICAGO, ILLINOIS, 60605, UNITED STATES Part of Daniel Burnham’s “Plan of Chicago,” Northerly Island is the only one of […]

2-78. By the Pale Moonlight

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSS Chicago has a long history of fire. While the Chicago Fire is well known, there were several other fires that made national headlines, and none was deadlier than the Iroquois Theater fire of 1903. And this one changed your life. In an all too familiar […]

2MT – 016 Buckingham Fountain

Love and marriage… Remember Al Bundy? Remember the slime fountain? This is it. For more information about Jonny, visit his official website.    

2MT – 015 Crown Fountain

Jonny takes you on a tour of a work of public art complete with secretions! Kids love it. For more information about Jonny, visit his official website.    

Soundport 4. The Field Museum.

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSA visit to the famed Field Museum yields some interesting sounds including ancient dragonflies and “the sound of wonder.”

Object 30: Bright Spot

  Reference: Object 30 Size: Bread Box Recorded: June 5, 2012 Found: Chicago, IL, USA Status: Known What you’re looking at is the inside of a box. The mystery is, why? Known: The box was outside. There was a clear sky. The box is for safety. There is a very strong clue on this page. Hints: Answer:

Object 29: Panic Button

  Reference: Object 29 Size: Yo Yo Recorded: 2012 Found: Chicago, IL, USA Status: Unknown These switches or buttons are found on old buildings in Chicago. The housing is surface mounted with wires often visible, and the button is a “momentary” style rubber membrane, similar to a doorbell but waterproof. It doesn’t appear to be a doorbell, because it’s often […]