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Dick Tracy Museum Set to Close

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Fans of detective cartoon Dick Tracy might know that his creator, Chester Gould, graduated from Northwestern University. Gould produced some of his first comic strips for the Chicago Evening American newspaper. He imagined the iconic detective as someone who could fight the crime and violence of Capone-era Chicago. Dick Tracy would go on to spawn radio programs, film serials, TV shows and a major motion picture.  Many artifacts from this impressive run, and Gould's life, have been housed for the past 17 years at the Chester Gould Dick Tracy Museum in Woodstock, Illinois. That museum will close its doors this Sunday. Museum director James Johnson says he has a personal connection to this piece of Americana.

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