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(podcasting from the studios in the OTL Bunker, somewhere in Chicago)

(broadcasting on the “city-swarmed” radio station WLUW-FM (88.7) Chicago)

Mike Stephen looks at how a smaller city council could save Chicago money, discusses the South Loop’s decade of transformation and learns about CitySwarm, Chicago’s newest group-buying option.

Emily Miller— Policy and Government Affairs Coordinator for the Better Government Association

What would happen if Chicago decreased the size of its city council?  The BGA investigates this question to see if the city could save some money.  Emily discusses what they found out.


Matthew Blake— Contributing Writer for the Chicago Journal

Recently, Matthew wrote an article for the CJ that examines the transformation of the South Loop area.  He joins us to describe how that neighborhood has changed over the last decade.

A Slice of the South Loop

Lindsay Saewitz — Founder of CitySwarm

There’s a new local online deal site that combines group-buying and social interaction called CitySwarm.  Lindsay tells us how this works and how it gets Chicagoans to explore their city.

 

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