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New exhibition draws attention to toy invention in Chicago

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What do Beanie Babies, Radio Flyer wagons and the board game Operation have in common? All of them were invented in the Chicago area.

They’re all also part of a new exhibition at the Elmhurst Historical Museum. Toys in the 'Hood explores Chicago’s past and present as a toy and game capital. Lance Tawzer curated the exhibition and recently took host Alison Cuddy on a tour.

Music Button: Doris Day, "Toyland", from the CD Move Over Darling, (Bear Family)

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