A crowd of 50,000 people jammed the Civic Center Plaza at noon on August 15, 1967. Chicago was unveiling its newest piece of public art: a gift to the city from the celebrated Pablo Picasso.Covered with blue sheeting, the giant sculpture loomed over the plaza. Then Mayor Richard J.
Chicago’s top cop Garry McCarthy has been criticized for recent comments he made about gun control in a predominately black parish. Race relations were a factor when the City of Chicago first implemented a hand gun registry in 1968.
When Chicago resident Keith Koeneman turned 40 a few years ago, he used the moment, as many do, to take stock of his life. And he realized he was truly happy – except for one thing: He hadn’t written the book he’d always wanted to write, a biography of Chicago Mayor Richard M.
If I were a conspiracy theorist, I would guess that the recent uproar about NPR and today's startling news that Vivian Schiller has resigned was staged for pledge drive purposes. Nothing like a backlash against NPR and federal funding to get public radio lovers riled up.
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