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On South Side, Chatham 14 to re-open
Oct. 24, 2012
Want to see a movie on Chicago's South Side? If the Chatham 14 on 87th Street remains closed, you'll have to head west or north.
Gypsy Smith's march
Oct. 18, 2012
In 1909, a visiting evangelist leads a protest march through the city's red-light district – and 50,000 people join him.
The real story of a real O'Leary
Oct. 9, 2012
The Great Chicago Fire really did start in the O'Leary family barn. Here's what happened to one of those O'Learys.
Finding your way around Chicago's present
Aug. 24, 2012
How well did you find your way around 1976 Chicago? We reveal the answer to yesterday's mystery photo.
Finding your way in Chicago's present
Aug. 3, 2012
How well did you find your way around 1956 Chicago? The clue is the railroad crossing gates visible above the bus.
Finding your way in Chicago's past
Aug. 2, 2012
How well could you find your way around the Chicago of the past? This 1956 photo was taken on the South Side — somewhere between 26th and 79th streets, east of Western Avenue.
On the South Side, Marx Brothers' Chicago home
Jul. 31, 2012
From 1912 through 1920, the three-flat graystone was home to Sam and Minnie Marx and their sons, better known by their stage names – Chico, Harpo, Groucho, Gummo and Zeppo.
Lost Landmark: St. Basil's Catholic Church
Jul. 9, 2012
St. Basil’s was built in the Byzantine style, along the lines of the famous Hagia Sophia in Constantinople. Granite columns rose from steps on the portico and the interior contained frescoes and mosaics in bright colors.
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