Sara Freund is the editor of Curbed Chicago. She oversees the site's editorial operations and writes about housing, architecture, design, transportation, and the environment. Before joining Curbed in 2017, she was a breaking news reporter at the Chicago Sun-Times, a staff writer at Time Out Chicago, and a photojournalist in Dublin at the Irish Times national daily paper. She spends a lot of time biking all around Chicago. (Yes, even in winter.)
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You can take a cinematic tour of 1980s Chicago featured in the classic John Hughes film.
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