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The bowling ball seen 'round the world
May. 29, 2012
In 1914 the Chicago-based Brunswick company came up with a new advertising stunt: They were going to send a bowling ball around the world. But things did not go exactly as planned.
The house Carl Sandburg built
May. 23, 2012
Sandburg rented the second floor apartment at 4646 North Hermitage from 1911 through 1914. Now the Carl Sandburg Home is an official Chicago Landmark.
Chicago, capital of the world
May. 21, 2012
In December of 1945, most UN member countries favored putting the organization's permanent headquarters in the United States. But where? At the time, Chicago was a strong contender.
How the NATO peoples settled Chicago, Part 3
May. 17, 2012
From Belgium to Turkey, we conclude our capsule look at how peoples from the 28 NATO countries helped build Chicago.
How the NATO peoples settled Chicago, Part 2
May. 16, 2012
Today we continue the capsule stories of how people from the 28 NATO nations helped build Chicago. We start with the Albanians and conclude with the Polish.
How the NATO peoples settled Chicago, Part 1
May. 15, 2012
How about something on the impending NATO summit that's free of controversy? For the next three days, blogger John Schmidt will dish out summaries of how the peoples from the 28 countries each did their part to build Chicago.
Finding your way in Chicago's present
May. 11, 2012
How well did you navigate in Chicago's past? We reveal the mystery North Side location from yesterday's 1955 photo.
Finding your way in Chicago's past
May. 10, 2012
Can you guess the mystery North Side location in this 1955 photo? It was taken somewhere north of North Avenue and east of the Chicago River.
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