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  • The Lakefront

    The Lakefront
    For the fourth time, Montgomery Ward was entangled in a lawsuit over the destiny of the lakefront. For the fourth--and, as it turned out, the last--time, the Illinois Supreme Court upheld Ward's position. Grant Park must remain clear of buildings, the...
  • Market Square in Lake Forest

    Market Square in Lake Forest
    Evergreen Plaza in the southern suburbs opened in 1952. Old Orchard in the northern suburbs dates from 1956. Compared with Market Square in Lake Forest, both are newcomers. Four decades earlier, the business district of the North Shore community became...
  • The Field Museum

    The Field Museum
    Without fanfare, the doors at the new quarters of the Field Museum of Natural History opened at 2 p.m. on this date. "Speeches and music," noted one report, "would have been superfluous." Despite the lack of pomp and circumstance, some 8,000 people...
  • World War II

    World War II
    After months of debate, the attack on Pearl Harbor left no more doubt. America was in the war. Most Chicagoans talked with bravado. "We'll whip 'em in two weeks," prophesied a Notre Dame junior over a glass of beer at a Loop bar. "Don't be silly," the man...
  • Chicago hopes Zell polishes civic icon

    For more than 40 years, Martha Campbell has started her day by picking up a copy of the Chicago Tribune. As a youngster, she scoured the pages to make sure the country hadn't gone to war with the Soviet Union. As a parent, she got up hours before her...
  • The top 10 local stories

    The top 10 local stories
    1 In what he described at its completion as "the transaction from hell," Chicago billionaire and motorcycle fan Sam Zell (pictured right) spearheaded the $8.2 billion deal to take media giant Tribune Co. private. Skeptics questioned whether banks would...
  • The final Chicago Daily News

    Chicago's last afternoon newspaper, the brilliant and brawny Chicago Daily News, refused to go quietly. Its final edition on this day was breezily headlined "So long, Chicago." It died at the age of 102, the last of a long line of newspapers that tried...
  • The Loop's Great Chicago Flood

    The Loop's Great Chicago Flood
    Tens of thousands of office workers and store clerks streamed into the Loop as usual on this morning, only to be sent home for an unscheduled holiday. For many, that holiday lasted a week; for some, it went on for more than a month. The reason was one...
  • Chicagoan Susman to UK as ambassador?

     
    by John McCormick President Barack Obama will soon name a Chicagoan and one of his top political fundraisers to a plum ambassadorship, according to reports in the British press. Louis Susman, a veteran fundraiser who served as Sen. John Kerry's......
  • Tighty whities to turn 75; Jockey gets a leg up on the celebration [UPDATED]**

     
    Jockey International Inc. has documented that the first pair of its men's brief-style underpants was sold at Marshall Field & Co. in Chicago on Jan. 19, 1935. And, although it is undocumented, it's more than likely that the first wedgie......
  • Sears Tower name change has few Chicago fans

    Sears Tower name change has few Chicago fans
    Changing the name of Sears Tower to Willis Tower is a no-brainer, especially if you're Willis Group Holdings. Corporate naming rights, whether it's a stadium or an office tower, boil down to ego, marketing and money, and now a London-based insurance...
  • Obama Names Chicagoan Ambasador to Britain

    (WGN-AM)- President Barack Obama on Wednesday nominated retired Chicago investment banker Louis Susman to be ambassador to Britain, one of the plum appointments available to the president. Susman was a top fundraiser for Obama's presidential campaign and...