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Shawn Allee

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  • Username: shawnallee
  • Editor, Community Bureaus (Interim)
  • Role: Producer/Reporter: Station-Based

Recent Pieces from Shawn Allee

Caption: Chicago From Above, Credit: Wakedog via Flickr

Is Chicago Ready For Another Supertall Skyscraper? (06:27)
From: WBEZ

Curious Citizen Andrew Wambach wanted to know: Is Chicago ready for another supertall skyscraper? If so, when?
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How did those green parrots get here? (07:20)
From: WBEZ

Chicagoan Leanne Roddy asked WBEZ's Curious City this question: "I've heard there are parrots on the South Side of Chicago, and I was wondering where they came from."
Caption: Dat Donut in Chatham, Credit: Logan Jaffe

Chicago's Best Indie Doughnut Shops (10:01)
From: WBEZ

An anonymous listener asked Curious City: "Does Chicago have any more privately-owned doughnut shops, and which is the best?"
Caption: A snippet of Chicago’s Deep Tunnel, Credit: Erik Nelson Rodriguez/The Illustrated Press

Are there tunnels under the loop? (09:32)
From: WBEZ

A Curious Citizen had a hunch there might be tunnels lurking beneath Chicago’s downtown. She had no idea how right she was.
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Will Pullman Ever Be Revitalized? (09:21)
From: WBEZ

A post-industrial neighborhood considers whether to market its history ... or start a Pullman 2.0
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Did a WWII nuclear experiment make the U of C radioactive? (10:03)
From: WBEZ

Um, No. But did the Manhattan Project’s Enrico Fermi consider the risk to Chicago?
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The Chicago Accent and the Chicago 'blaccent' (09:12)
From: WBEZ

How similar are African-American accents? For one commenter, not as close as we’d suggested
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Where is the highest point in Chicago? (06:53)
From: WBEZ

The area’s so flat that every bunny hill seems a candidate. But, no, really — where is it?
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What Chicago Aldermen Actually Do (11:45)
From: WBEZ

Pregnancy tests? Pigeon poo? What Chicago aldermen really do One frustrated Chicagoan wondered what her alderman’s responsible for
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What's Manufactured in Chicago? (06:53)
From: WBEZ

Chi-town manufacturing hasn’t disappeared, you just have to know where to look for it.