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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Marshall Field moves to State Street

    Marshall Field moves to State Street
    Crowds packed the sidewalks and streets on this date to watch Chicago's high society pour into Marshall Field's first store on State Street, a grand marble edifice with Corinthian columns. As was frequently the case, Marshall Field was on hand to...
  • The Chicago Fire

    The Chicago Fire
    The whole Midwest was parched, caught in the thrall of a mighty drought. Chicago, with its preponderance of wooden buildings, inadequate fire codes and inferior firefighting equipment, was a conflagration waiting to happen. On this Sunday evening, it did....
  • Plan of Chicago

    Plan of Chicago
    On the 133rd anniversary of the nation's birth, Daniel H. Burnham issued his "Plan of Chicago" as a declaration of independence from the ugliness and confusion that characterized the city after more than a half century of explosive--yet haphazard--...
  • 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...
  • Montgomery Ward's first catalog

    Montgomery Ward's first catalog
    From a cramped office on North Clark Street, surrounded by hoop skirts, lace curtains, red flannel, wool socks and more--and with Christmas a mere four months away--Aaron Montgomery Ward launched the nation's first mail-order business. It began with a...
  • 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...
  • His wit was hard-boiled

    His wit was hard-boiled
    WE think we know Damon Runyon, and we might think we're pretty jaded about him, but a fat new anthology, " 'Guys and Dolls' and Other Writings" (Penguin: 636 pp., $18 paper), introduced by Pete Hamill and edited and annotated by Cornell professor Daniel...
  • 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...
  • Hyde Park: Grand buildings, grander sense of community

    Hyde Park: Grand buildings, grander sense of community
    These days, it seems the South Side neighborhood of Hyde Park has been put on the map as the stomping grounds of President-elect Barack Obama. There are walking tours that show off his favorite restaurants and coffee shops, magazine and newspaper...
  • Leslie Carto

    Leslie Carto
    From the time she walked into class until the bell rang, Leslie Carto’s high school history teacher only allowed her to ask two questions.  The would-be reporter used up too much class time.  Since there is always so much more to learn, Carto...