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

Hey, did you read:

• That it still sucks to be a woman writer? Aimee Levitt

• That it sucks more and more to be an American worker of any gender? Tony Adler

• That Chicago murder victims, and the killers too, are getting younger, as Whet Moser shows? Steve Bogira

• This hard-hitting report by WBEZ’s Rob Wildeboer on the ineffectiveness of mandatory minimum sentencing as a tool for curbing the murder rate? Kate Schmidt

• That Wrigley will swallow the sidewalk on Sheffield and a lane of traffic on Waveland? Deanna Isaacs

• How scandal-plagued former New York congressman Anthony Weiner is gearing up to reenter the political sphere? Tal Rosenberg

• That there’s a quest to stop what’s killing Florida citrus groves? Mick Dumke

• That the off-Broadway remount of Chicago hit Off the Wall is closing early? Tony Adler