"Once upon a time there were two brothers. One of them went to sea, and the other became Vice President of the United States. Neither of them was ever heard of again."That's an old vaudeville joke, and it always got a laugh. It was true enough.
Last year 127th Street in Calumet Park was renamed Obama Drive. As anyone familiar with downtown Chicago knows, "president streets" are an old city tradition.Washington, Adams, Jefferson, Madison, Monroe, Adams, Jackson, Van Buren, Harrison, Tyler, Polk, Taylor, Fillmore.
Ah, the 1950s on the North Shore! The tranquil afternoon of the Eisenhower Era. Peace, prosperity and apple pie. Beaver Cleaver could have grown up here.Then there was the day of infamy: September 14, 1957.
In the Great Lakes region, it’s easy to take abundant, fresh water for granted.But in the Detroit metropolitan area, near Lake Huron, water has been at the heart of a decades-long battle pitting city against suburbs.
More immigrants to the area are bypassing the City of Chicago completely and moving directly to the northern suburbs, according to a new study by the Voorhees Center for Neighborhood and Community Improvement at the University of Illinois at Chicago. The report finds that the foreign-born popul
A 10-year-old suburban Chicago girl will join the Green Bay Packers and Pittsburgh Steelers on the field at the Super Bowl - at least briefly. Ava Childs of Glen Ellyn beat out 17,000 other kids to win the chance to hand National Football League officials the ceremonial