The Little House, by Virginia Lee Burton, is a classic children's book. A sturdy frame cottage is built far out in the country. But as the years pass, the city grows up around it, making the house sad.
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.
Like any city, Chicago likes to have visitors who come to town and spend money. But the Convention and Tourism Bureau was probably not happy about the story featured in the Tribune on September 12, 1967. A new scam was giving the city a bad name.It worked like this.
Wars cost money--lots of it. During World War II, the U.S. government raised money by selling war bonds to the public.The third bond sale was launched here on September 9, 1943. The country had already been at war nearly two years.