David Schaper http://wfpl.org en Reverse Commutes Now Often A Daily Slog, Too http://wfpl.org/post/reverse-commutes-now-often-daily-slog-too It is still as dark as night as Jim Rix steps out of his red brick Chicago bungalow and gets into his car, parked on the street. It's 6 a.m., and the 53-year-old engineer is getting an early start on his 35-mile commute out to Argonne National Laboratory in Chicago's southwest suburbs.<p>"Depending upon weather and time of day, it can take 45 minutes to two hours to get to and from work," Rix says.<p>Rix is one of many on the roads driving a reverse commute from the city to the suburbs. Tue, 29 Oct 2013 11:03:26 +0000 David Schaper 7359 at http://wfpl.org Reverse Commutes Now Often A Daily Slog, Too Goat's Head Sent To Cubs Owner Not From The 'Rahm-Father' http://wfpl.org/post/goats-head-sent-cubs-owner-not-rahm-father While many in Chicago immediately thought of the famous "Billy Goat curse," when a severed goat's head was delivered to Chicago Cubs Chairman Tom Ricketts at Wrigley Field this week, I immediately wondered if it was a message from the "Rahm-father," Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel.<p>After all, Ricketts is in the midst of intense negotiations with Emanuel's administration over renovating the iconic 99-year old ballpark, <a href="http://www.npr.org/2013/04/05/176368265/a-battle-for-rooftop-views-near-chicagos-wrigley-field">as I reported last week</a>.<p>The famously short-tempered Emanuel may be gr Sat, 13 Apr 2013 10:46:30 +0000 David Schaper 4959 at http://wfpl.org Goat's Head Sent To Cubs Owner Not From The 'Rahm-Father' A Chicago Bridge Gets A Complicated Overhaul http://wfpl.org/post/chicago-bridge-gets-complicated-overhaul <p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MHBK-v4LSco</p> Wed, 06 Mar 2013 18:19:02 +0000 David Schaper 4359 at http://wfpl.org A Chicago Bridge Gets A Complicated Overhaul