The protesters were angry and vocal in the fall of 1909. Their target was one heartless Chicago capitalist named Clarence Knight. He was trying to end smoking on the 'L' trains.Knight was president of the Chicago & Oak Park Elevated Railroad (today's Lake Street Green Line).
A Chicago suburb is complaining about the price it'll soon have to pay the city for Lake Michigan water.Chicago sells water to everyone at the same price: whether they're residents of a South Side bungalow, a skyscraper's landlord or a suburb.
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.
The Village of Oak Park is considering making it illegal to eat while driving. Village trustee Colette Lueck, who offered the idea at the end of a recent board meeting for the western suburb of Chicago, said the city is just exploring the idea right now."
If the Lake Theatre in Oak Park looks like the kind of place where movie fans flocked to see Humphrey Bogart, Marilyn Monroe or John Wayne on the silver screen it might be because that's exactly what it was.The art deco theater in west suburban Chicago celebrated its 75th anniversary with a showing