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Chicago track star Jesse Owens' 1960 game show appearance
Oct. 25, 2013
Chicago Public Schools this week reversed an earlier decision and restored Jesse Owens' name to a South Side elementary school. Here's a look at Owens himself—more than a half-century ago—on the game show
What's My Line?
A ticket to the White City
Oct. 23, 2013
As the Field Museum celebrates Chicago's 1893 World's Fair, walk a mile in the shoes of a typical visitor. Sir or madam, what’s your pleasure: chewing gum, electricity or Mr. Ferris’ wheel?
Chicago seen and questioned in 1961 documentary
Oct. 22, 2013
Lee Bey unearths more vintage video goodness:
The City of Necessity
, a 1961 documentary that questions if urban America can be an equitable one.
Froot Loop or space ship? Apple's new HQ wins approval in Silicon Valley
Oct. 17, 2013
Apple's plans for a sleek new—and sustainable—headquarters has won the approval of city officials in Cupertino. Here's a look at what's being proposed.
Chicago Federal Center nears 40 and looks good
Oct. 16, 2013
In one of the more unsung acts of modernist architectural preservation, Chicago's postwar Federal Center buildings now shine like new.
Spanning the river and the decades
Oct. 11, 2013
We profile Chicago’s iconic downtown bridges and the (shrinking) pool of workers who tend them.
Could an old South Shore bank make the National Register?
Oct. 7, 2013
A dilapidated Stony Island Avenue bank building could find itself on the National Register of Historic Places if city officials get their wish.
Peek at the new $251M Malcolm X College
Oct. 3, 2013
City officials Wednesday broke ground on the new Malcolm X College campus. Here's what it will look like.
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