I first heard the story at one of the Duke's Halloween parties. That would make it when I was in college, in the late 'sixties.The way the Duke told it, this guy he knew had been driving north on Milwaukee Avenue near Lawrence, by the Holiday Ballroom.
We've been hearing much lately about greedy capitalists. During the Great Depression of the 1930s, one Chicago tycoon became a national symbol of greedy capitalists. His name was Samuel Insull.Insull was born poor in London in 1859.
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.