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The world’s only button museum, the Busy Beaver, 3279 W. Armitage Ave., founded by siblings Joel and Christen Carter, has outgrown its location in Logan Square.

Chicago button museum expands

February 23, 2015

Thousands of pinback buttons have found a home at Chicago’s Busy Beaver Button Museum, 3279 W. Armitage Ave., the only museum in the world that showcases buttons.The museum will relocate to a larger ...

Portable device generates charge from daily activities

AMPY absorbs kinetic energy, storing it inside a battery that can be used to charge phones or other devices.

By Assistant Sports & Health Editor

November 10, 2014

Those who have trouble getting through the day without their phones dying might have a new solution that will keep their batteries charged for longer.The makers of AMPY, a wearable device that captures k...

Electric bikes could zoom through bike lanes

Electric bikes could zoom through bike lanes

May 12, 2014

Bicycle paths may soon welcome electric bikes with a proposal by two aldermen looking to clarify the city’s transportation laws.Aldermen Scott Waguespack (32nd Ward) and Joe Moreno (1st Ward) introduced an ordina...

Cutler’s concussion causes concern

By Lindsey Woods

November 19, 2012

I am not the biggest Jay Cutler fan, but since I don’t generally wish harm on people, I was genuinely concerned when Cutler was injured during the Bears Nov. 11 game against the Houston Texans.The bad news of Cutler’s concussion, the result of a helmet-to-helmet hit with Texans linebacker Tim Dobbins, was offset slightly by news of the $30,000 fine Dobbins had to pay the NFL, but it was still disturbing.Two other quart...

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