Well, they’re both windy cities

At TDS, we often joke about desert connections — those opportunities for localizing seemingly any story, no matter how farflung the dateline's location. Although we jest, there actually are a lot of desert connections out there, and last week, all roads seemed to lead to Chicago.

I'd imagine the Coachella Valley is home to a lot of former Chicagoans seeking an escape from Midwestern winters, but last week's two big Chicago-related stories here in Palm Springs were about former valley residents who now work in the Windy City: