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My faith in the universe (well, actually, my universe of Chicago) was deeply shaken when I discovered that our reassuring and logical street numbering system, 800 to the mile, BREAKS DOWN ON THE SOUTH SIDE. From Madison to Roosevelt is 1200, -WHY? And then to make matters worse, the next major East-West street (22nd, Cermak) is 1000, then 900 to 31st, and then finally back to something like normality at 39th (Pershing), but now permanently skewed into odd numbers: 47th, 55th, 63rd, etc.\ What happened?\ Does this question relate to last week's winner about named streets on the North Side and numbered on the South Side?

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