We uncover the history and bask in the glow of a ubiquitous Chicago bar sign.
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WBEZ’s Curious City series is an ongoing news experiment at WBEZ, online and on the radio dial around Chicago at 91.5 FM. Our mission is to include the public in editorial decision-making, make journalism more transparent and strengthen multimedia coverage about Chicago, the surrounding region and its people (past or present).
Curious City airs on Thursdays during All Things Considered on WBEZ
There was a time Chicago gave New York a run for its money. So how did we end up as the Second City?Listen — 23:50