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Chicago Tribune reporterWhen the president of All Hallows College in Ireland saw the regal man on the framed canvas, he knew the portrait buried in a Dublin basement should head home to Chicago. The painting of Patrick Feehan, Chicago's first Roman Catholic archbishop,...
Adler Planetarium 1300 S. Lake Shore Drive; 312-922-7827, adlerplanetarium.org America's first planetarium has one of the world's greatest collections of antique astronomical instruments. One of those is the fully restored Gemini 12 spacecraft flown by...
We take you away from the finger-pointing championship in Washington to report on other ferocious blizzards of blame occurring elsewhere: Yoko Ono, in a newly released interview, said the Beatles' breakup wasn't her fault — it was probably Paul...
Scientists have yet to prove that there is a genetic predisposition to good writing, but as they continue the search they would do well to read "The Chocolate Money," the first novel by a former Chicagoan named Ashley Prentice Norton. This novel,...
The Chicago Fire confusion has begun. Taylor Kinney — star of the upcoming NBC firefighter drama “Chicago Fire” — told reporters during a conference call last week that some Chicagoans get the wrong idea when he tells them what he...
WGN NewsGerald Danzer To purchase a copy of the book: Illinois: A History in Pictures Offering a rich and expansive history that extends far beyond the familiar anecdotes about Abraham Lincoln and the Great Chicago Fire, Illinois: A History in Pictures...
In 1847, Chicago was a western gateway town of 16,000 citizens. A fledgling newspaper, the Tribune, first hit the dusty streets on June 10, a precise 165 years ago this Sunday. Today that Tribune publishes on multiple print, broadcast and electronic...
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Frank Loesch was a crime-fighting crusader nearly unparalleled in Chicago's history. In a life span that included Abraham Lincoln's election and assassination, the Great Chicago Fire, Prohibition and two world wars, Loesch not only saw the city...
On March 4, 1837, exactly 175 years ago, Chicago was incorporated. Not that Flashback needed a reason, but we took this occasion to compile a very long list of events, year by year and decade by decade, that helped shape this great city. Some events...
Tribune reportersWhen Chicago aldermen floated a proposal in 1987 to boost their city pensions dramatically, Mayor Harold Washington's administration dismissed it as an arrogant ploy that lacked even a cursory cost analysis. Three years later, the proposal still didn't...
Was the Great Chicago Fire on the night of Oct. 8, 1871, really caused by one of Kate O'Leary's cows knocking over a lantern? One hundred and 40 years later, that question remains the topic of sometimes-heated debate, at least in Illinois. Three...
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