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When I took this series of photos Friday night I was seriously concerned that there was smoke coming out of the Hancock but I guess it was just weird clouds. 
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I've been trekking out to Stickney, Illinois to visit my ancestors since I was a child. The town is better known fro Bohemian fruit dumplings than pork dumplings, so why did Chicago's Chinese choose it as their final stop?  Here, just in time for Asian American Heritage Month, I try to find the answer. 
Chicago’s Chinese flock to a little known southwest suburb in droves at least twice a year, bearing food, paper effigies and more. WBEZ’s Monica Eng explores this ritual for Asian American Heritage Month.
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Why you probably shouldn't buy kids a bunny. Happy Easter. 
They’re high maintenance, chew on everything and can be literally scared to death.
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Are Flamin Hot Cheetos Smart Snacks?
Critics say new federal standards for healthy school snacks are too strict, even as reformulated versions of Cheetos and Pop Tarts top CPS vending machines.
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Lane Tech Students watch as Brown Trout chef Sean Sanders filets a tilapia they raised.
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Can't believe how gorgeous the Lane Tech lunchroom looks these days. Until recently it looked exactly as it had when this old lady went there. 
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There goes another healthy lunch option.
Study shows now scientific evidence of new mothers eating placenta.
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Can you really have a Xoco sandwich in your hands 10 minutes after ordering with this Uber app?
We tried Chipotle and a new Uber Xoco delivery service and got very different results.
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Flamin' Hot Cheetos are Smart Snacks under new federal healthy food rules.
Critics say new federal standards for healthy school snacks are too strict, even as reformulated versions of Cheetos and Pop Tarts top CPS vending machines.
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Food allergies have skyrocketed in recent years and CPS is trying to keep up. But why are there so few diagnoses in schools with minority populations who are at greatest risk?
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At last Fritos Lay can use its marketing muscle and the popularity of Cheetos to push sweet stuff on kids. Let the obesity begin!
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Producer for WBEZ Chicago Public Media.
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  • WBEZ
    producer, present
    Produce segments on health, food, nutrition, policy, sustainability, ethnic culture and consumer issues.
  • Chicago Tribune
    reporter, 1996 - 2013
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Reporter & Producer on food policy, health, sustainability, consumer issues and ethnic culture for WBEZ Chicago Public Media.
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Monica Eng is a long time Chicago journalist.
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  • University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
    English Literature, 1987 - 1991
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Why are thousands of Chicago’s Chinese buried out in Stickney?
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Chicago’s Chinese flock to a little known southwest suburb in droves at least twice a year, bearing food, paper effigies and more. WBEZ’s Mo

Is that the Loch Michigan Monster lurking off Fullerton Beach?
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We figured out what that floating mass in the water north of Fullerton Avenue was.

Homaro Cantu was more than a showman
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Many people did not know that chef Homaro Cantu was working on technologies to improve the environment, help diabetics and chemo patients an

Why Easter bunnies don't make the best pets
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They’re high maintenance, chew on everything and can be literally scared to death.

Flamin' Hot Cheetos top some Chicago Public School vending machines
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Critics say new federal standards for healthy school snacks are too strict, even as reformulated versions of Cheetos and Pop Tarts top CPS v

Flamin' Hot Cheetos top Chicago Public School vending machines
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Critics say new federal standards for healthy school snacks are too strict, even as reformulated versions of Cheetos and Pop Tarts top CPS v

In addressing food allergies, some Chicago schools fall through the cracks
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Food allergies have skyrocketed in recent years and CPS is trying to keep up. But why are there so few diagnoses in schools with minority po

Your favorite Chicago coffee shops
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We asked you for your favorite coffeehouses and brews. And boy did you answer.

Eating dog food with a TV star
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My first experience eating dog food -- kibble and a biscuit on a grade school dare -- left me with no yearning for seconds. But if the food

Chicago Public Schools closed due to cold for Jan. 7
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Chicago Public Schools has cancelled classes for Wednesday, Jan. 7.

The courtship of black votes: Is it working?
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With the race for governor of Illinois in a statistical neck and neck, black voters may be a deciding factor in who wins.

NRDC: Press Release - Appeals Court Allows Industry Misuse of Antibiotic...
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NEW YORK (July 24th, 2014) – In a 2-1 decision, the U.S. Second Circuit Court of Appeals ruled today that the U.S. Food and Drug Administrat

Chicago Food Swap lets foodies diversify their diet
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You never know what kind of food you are going to find and swap at monthly Chicago food swaps.

Farmers markets in Chicago vary in offerings because of different missions
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Some farmers markets sell local, sustainable produce while others sell imported produce.

Hot Doug's closing for good in October
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Owner Doug Sohn announces "permanent vacation" starting Oct. 3

The 'fountain of youth' at Schiller Woods
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True believers are regularly pumping water from a forest preserve well. Is the water tasty? Sure. Medicinal? Hmm ...

Private company rakes in millions more from Chicago's parking meters
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Chicago Parking Meters LLC, which controls the city's street parking system, brought in $135.6 million in 2013.

Who makes Chicago's Top 5 croissants?
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A fresh new batch of excellent French bakeries makes finding the best a tough call.

CPS doesn’t know how much sugar is in kids’ meals
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Federal rules don’t require districts to track sugar levels in school food.

Organic foods sold by Walmart create fear among some organic farmers and...
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What will the retail giant's new organic line mean for local farmers and consumers? ;