Ask Geoffrey: 7/1

Fit Firefighters, Addison's Adventureland, and City Sailors

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July 1, 2015 - Ask Geoffrey

Geoffrey Baer digs into the history of handball in Chicago firehouses, rides the Cinderella Train at Adventureland, and sails away with the Rainbow Fleet.

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Ask Geoffrey: 6/24

Geoffrey Baer Heads to the Pier

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June 24, 2015 - Ask Geoffrey

It's finally summer! Geoffrey's headed for the lakefront with three questions about the area around Chicago's most popular tourist destination.

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Ask Geoffrey: 4/29

Gaga for Googie in River North

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April 29, 2015 - Ask Geoffrey: 4/29

Geoffrey Baer visits a towering turtle, diamonds in River North, and a vanishing south side lake.

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Ask Geoffrey: 3/18

Let's Cross That Bridge When It Swings Shut

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March 18, 2015 - Ask Geoffrey: 3/18

Geoffrey Baer tours a Miracle House, swings by a bobtail swing bridge, and makes some noise at a silent film studio in this week's edition of Ask Geoffrey.

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Ask Geoffrey: 2/11

Auto Wash Bowl, Balbo Column & Baldwin Ice Cream

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February 11, 2015 - Ask Geoffrey: 2/11

Geoffrey Baer tells a sweet south side success story, tests the waters at an unusual car wash, and finds the facts behind a fascist monument in this week's edition of Ask Geoffrey.

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Buildings, Libraries & Train Stations

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Discover Chicago's Ivy League enclave, a no-nastiness library, and a train station namesake on the south side.

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Ask Geoffrey: 1/14

Honorary Ways, Silver Skates & Chicago River

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January 14, 2015 - Ask Geoffrey: 1/14

Geoffrey Baer gets the cold, hard truth on why the Chicago River doesn't freeze over even during Chicago's bitter winters in this week's edition of Ask Geoffrey.

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Free Museum Visits, Camels & Remittance Drive

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Geoffrey Baer answers your questions about visiting local museums for free, camels in Chicago, and how to get to Remittance Drive in this web exclusive edition of Ask Geoffrey.

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Ask Geoffrey: 11/12

Wicker Park Buildings High & Low, Gage Park's Pioneers

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November 12, 2014 - Ask Geoffrey: 11/12

Geoffrey Baer answers your questions about Wicker Park buildings high and low, and Gage Park's pioneers, in this week's edition of Ask Geoffrey.

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Ask Geoffrey: 5/20

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May 20, 2015 - Ask Geoffrey: 5/20

Who makes the city's flowery fireworks happen every summer? Geoffrey Baer digs into Chicago's public gardens, plus visits West Englewood's Old Abe and a gate to nowhere in Streeterville.

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Ask Geoffrey: 3/25

Muralists Who Painted the Town

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March 25, 2015 - Ask Geoffrey: 3/25

A Russian-born artist painted the town in the 1930s, but very little of his mural work is left. Where can you see these stunning panels? Geoffrey Baer answers this question and more in this week’s edition of Ask Geoffrey.

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Ask Geoffrey: 2/18

Lake Forest & Streetcar Sandboxes

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February 18, 2015 - Ask Geoffrey: 2/18

Geoffrey Baer looks into the history of the African-American community in Lake Forest and tells the sandy story of a streetcar secret in this week's edition of Ask Geoffrey.

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Ask Geoffrey: 1/28

Trader Vic's & Wrigley Coal

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January 28, 2015 - Ask Geoffrey: 1/28

A viewer remembers a gardenia-garnished cocktail from Trader Vic’s, but can’t recall the name. Geoffrey Baer plays drink detective in this week’s edition of Ask Geoffrey.

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Ask Geoffrey: 1/21

Soldier Field, Dream Lady & Kenwood Branch

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November 19, 2014 - Ask Geoffrey: 11/19

Geoffrey Baer answers viewer questions about a dreamy memorial, Soldier Field no man's land, and railroad ruins on Chicago's South Side.

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Ask Geoffrey: 1/7

Zany ZIP Codes, Teamsters' Chicago Origins, and We <3 the Passing Show

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January 7, 2015 - Ask Geoffrey: 1/7

Geoffrey Baer puts Chicago ZIP codes in order, traces the beginnings of the Teamsters union, and tells the story of the show behind a heart of silver in this week's edition of Ask Geoffrey.

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Ask Geoffrey: 11/19

Soldier Field, Dream Lady & Kenwood Branch

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November 19, 2014 - Ask Geoffrey: 11/19

Geoffrey Baer answers viewer questions about a dreamy memorial, Soldier Field no man's land, and railroad ruins on Chicago's South Side.

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Ask Geoffrey: 11/5

St. Ignatius, "I Will" Statue, & Frog Creek

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November 5, 2014 - Ask Geoffrey: 11/5

Geoffrey Baer uncovers the origins of St. Ignatius College Prep's building fragments and more in this revisited edition of Ask Geoffrey.

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