This stuff really is like crack.
Reader staffers share stories that fascinate, alarm, amuse, or inspire us.
Hey, did you read
• That Hurricane Patricia
, the most powerful storm ever recorded, is expected to hit west-central Mexico this afternoon? —Mike Sula
• This story about the calculated urbanization of Evanston
? —Ryan Smith
• That Illinois State museums have been warned that Governor Rauner's closure
may cost them their accreditation? —Deanna Isaacs
• About a study claiming that cheese is as addictive as drugs
? (Tell me something I don't know, amirite?) —Brianna Wellen
• About the science
of Little House on the Prairie
? —Aimee Levitt
• About the rise of escape room games
? —Sue Kwong