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  • A pre-$182,000-in-damages Riot Fest

Reader staffers share stories that fascinate, amuse, or inspire us.

Hey, did you read:

• That the world’s wildlife population has decreased by half over the last 40 years? Molly Raskin

• That the Mexican government is providing financial assistance to help some undocumented immigrants stay in the United States? Mick Dumke

• That the New York Times is cutting newsroom jobs? Tony Adler

• That the University of Chicago says it will try to become more accessible to low-income students? Steve Bogira

• That Riot Fest caused $182,000 in damages to Humboldt Park? Tal Rosenberg

• This argument against cooking? Aimee Levitt

• The NBA Media Day power rankings? Tal Rosenberg