Miscellaneous | Interesting Links

Why is North Always Up on Maps?

Magnetic north is shifting towards Siberia, but that doesn't quite explain why maps put north at the top.

News | Interesting Links

These Maps Show How to Unlock North Korea's Economy - Bloomberg

The prospect of a summit between Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un this month is sharpening focus on the dividends should North Korea -- one of the world’s poorest nations -- become plugged into one of the globe’s most dynamic economic regions.

Miscellaneous | Fun Stuff

How Far Out of Town Can You Get in an Hour? This Map Will Tell You | Mental Floss

Test your knowledge with amazing and interesting facts, trivia, quizzes, and brain teaser games on MentalFloss.com.

Food & Drink | Chicago Food & Drink

Hungry? This Map Shows Best Ethnic Eats By Neighborhood in Chicago

Check out the historical ethnicity and Yelp-preferred restaurant of each 'hood.

Food & Drink | Chicago Food & Drink

Chicago L Burger Map

Now that temperatures have approached a slightly more human level, it's time to get out and explore the city. And by "explore the city" we mean "eat the best burger within a…

Food & Drink | Chicago Food & Drink

Chicago Craft Beer Map

The Chicago Craft Beer Map helps you find the breweries, brewpubs, beer bars, tap rooms and bottle shops that make Illinois the beer destination that it is.

History | Chicago History

Check Out This Map Of Settlement Patterns In Chicago In 1950

The settlement patterns are from 1950, but the map wasn't printed then. Can you spot the clues?

Humor | Chicago Humor


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Books | Chicago Readers

How One Man Ripped Off Millions in Rare Maps, Including in Chicago

Michael Blanding's book "The Map Thief" describes E. Forbes Smiley III's pilfering at Newberry Library.