It was hard-ball politics, Chicago style.On this October 24th in 1899, the City of Chicago took over the independent Town of Austin - and Austin didn't like it one bit.The people of Austin had wanted to keep their community of 4,000 separate from the big, bad city.
Once upon a time, Chicago was not the home of the President of the United States. And so, whenever a president arrived in the city, it was major news. On this October 19th in 1962, the presidential visit turned out to be a footnote in world history.Mayor Richard J.
The 1985 Chicago Bears were on a roll. On October 13 they'd invaded San Francisco and returned home with a decisive victory over the 49ers. By beating the defending Super Bowl champs that Sunday afternoon, the Bears had run their record to 6-0.Now it was just past midnight, early Monday morning.
In 1976 a cardinal of the Catholic Church named Karol Wojtyla visited Chicago. That was minor news. When he returned three years later, the whole city knew he was in town.By 1979 Wojtyla had become John Paul II, the first Polish pope.