If you've read The Devil in the White City (isn't it required reading upon entering the city border?), you'll know at least enough to call in and let WBEZ history blogger John Schmidt quiz you about Chicago’s Columbian Exposition and 1933’s Century of Progress. To play, call 312.923.9239. We'll post the answers after the show.
A postcard mailed from Chicago in 1958 has finally reached its intended recipient, but not without a little help from Facebook.The Chicago Sun-Times reports that a postcard depicting Shedd Aquarium recently arrived at Scott McMurry's Virginia home, more than five decades after his mom maile
A dilapidated Civil War monument in central Illinois is getting a much needed face-lift.The Peoria Journal Star reports that a Eureka rotary club is raising money to restore a rundown Civil War monument and uncover the stories hidden below the decay.The names of more than two dozen Union Army soldie