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The quest for Peabody's Tomb
Jul. 10, 2012
On August 27, 1922 Francis S. Peabody suffered a heart attack and died. Though nobody realized it at the time, he had just taken the first step to becoming a Chicago legend.
Lost Landmark: St. Basil's Catholic Church
Jul. 9, 2012
St. Basil’s was built in the Byzantine style, along the lines of the famous Hagia Sophia in Constantinople. Granite columns rose from steps on the portico and the interior contained frescoes and mosaics in bright colors.
The Chicago Drive-in Theater
Jul. 6, 2012
At one time there were more than a dozen drive-in movie theatres around Chicago. Most were in the suburbs, but there was one in the city itself, on Columbus Avenue on the Southwest Side.
How Chicago celebrated the glorious Fourth
Jul. 4, 2012
What are your plans for the Fourth of July? Here's how Chicago marked the holiday, at two different points in our history.
'Hooray for Captain Streeter!'
Jul. 3, 2012
George Wellington Streeter has achieved a kind of immortality: One of Chicago’s swankiest neighborhoods carries his name, all because he originated a local version of the Occupy Movement.
Finding your way in Chicago's present
Jun. 29, 2012
How well did you find your way around 1940 Chicago? The older photo provides a number of location clues.
Finding your way in Chicago's past
Jun. 28, 2012
The location of this 1940 photo is within three miles of State and Madison. Many of the buildings are gone, but there are a few clues to help you identify the site.
The Great and Sovereign State of Chicago
Jun. 26, 2012
On this June 26th in 1925, Chicagoans were talking secession. Maybe it was time the city broke off from the rest of Illinois and formed a new state.
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