What a long, strange trip 2015 has been for Chicagoans. Within the past year, we've experienced 60-degree weather in December, a nail-biting Chicago Cubs playoff run and the opening of a Taco Bell where you can get drunk. Buried beneath all of the headlines were some of the weirdest new stories to ever come out of Chicago (and yes, some are even stranger than the weird stuff that happened in 2014). We combed through our archives and assembled a list of the wackiest stories that we wrote about this year.
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The weirdest news stories of 2015
During the first few months of 2015, you might have noticed some strange ads on CTA cars. Aside from the usual offers to take experimental drugs or jump-start your career at the Illinois Center for Broadcasting was a campaign called “#SquirrelTruth.” The ads were born from a Kickstarter campaign launched by local comedian Ben Larrison and sarcastically accused squirrels of being dangerous creatures. "FACT: Statistically speaking, at least one 'person' on this train is actually 7 squirrels wearing a human suit. Don't be a victim," read one of the ads. Thanks for making our commute a little weirder. —CG