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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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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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Ask Geoffrey: 10/8

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October 8, 2014-Ask Geoffrey: 10/8

In tonight’s edition of Ask Geoffrey, we revisit Chicago’s School Street, the history of Chicago’s civil defense unit, and a tree planted by Ulysses Grant in a South Side park.

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Ask Geoffrey: 9/24

Mt. Prospect's Missing Mountain

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September 24, 2014 - Ask Geoffrey: 9/24

Geoffrey Baer climbs the highest heights in Chicagoland, gets on his soapbox at Bughouse Square, and tours Chicago via World War I monuments in this week’s edition of Ask Geoffrey.

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Ask Geoffrey: 9/10

Geoffrey Visits a Spot Where North Meets North

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September 10, 2014 - Ask Geoffrey: 9/10

We revisit Geoffrey Baer’s trip to a rediscovered war curiosity, a long-lost war trophy, and a place in Chicago where north meets north in tonight’s Ask Geoffrey.

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Ask Geoffrey: 8/27

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August 27, 2014 - Ask Geoffrey: 8/27

Geoffrey Baer compares fact and fiction in a long-ago murder, explores the life of an architectural pioneer, and strolls the Riverwalk in this week’s Ask Geoffrey.

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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: 10/15

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October 15, 2014 - Ask Geoffrey: 10/15

Geoffrey Baer visits the site of a famously tiny Loop restaurant, a suburban neighborhood endorsed by an Olympian, and those scary steel fire escapes on downtown buildings.

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Ask Geoffrey: 10/1

Travel Back in Time Through Your Window to the World

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October 1, 2014 - Ask Geoffrey: 10/1

Geoffrey Baer takes you through time right outside WTTW's front door in this week’s edition of Ask Geoffrey.

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Ask Geoffrey: 9/18

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September 18, 2014 - Ask Geoffrey: 9/18

Geoffrey Baer cruises down the neon highway, revisits the toll roads of yesteryear, and recalls the days the sport of kings was king in Chicago sports. 

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Ask Geoffrey: 9/3

What's Pasta is Prologue?

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September 3, 2014 - Ask Geoffrey: 9/3

Geoffrey Baer discovers mobbed-up macaroni makers, a boat launch that's gone to the dogs, and a beautiful reminder.

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Ask Geoffrey: 8/13

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August 13, 2014 - Ask Geoffrey: 8/13

Geoffrey Baer peeks into a Wrigley Field teepee and goes under the dome at Preston Bradley Hall in this week’s Ask Geoffrey.

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