In 1991 most Chicagoans knew nothing about the freight tunnels that ran underneath the city. That would change after a contractor sank wooden pilings into the river at the Kinzie Street Bridge and caused crack in one of the tunnel walls.
This is the most remote corner of Chicago. You’re 22 miles from State and Madison, you can drop a coin and have it roll into Indiana– yet you’re still within the city’s corporate limits. You must be in Hegewisch.
How well did you find your way around 1975 Chicago? 63rd and Halsted was once the busiest shopping district outside downtown. When the local stores began to lose business to the suburbs, the bus-mall and the fancy street lights were the city's attempt to stabilize the area.
It's primary day in Illinois!And with politics on our minds, we look back at the strange events of an election day in 1936. On November 3 that year, Richard J. Daley--future Democratic boss, future mayor, future father of a future mayor--was elected to his first political office . . .
How well did you find your way around the Chicago of 1952?The location is one of three places where Broadway and Sheridan Road intersect. The famous Bowlium bowling alley has been replaced by a high-rise apartment. So have the smaller buildings on the left.