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The West Side often gets a bad rap — known for the 1968 King riots, the traffic jams on the Eisenhower Expressway and pockets of high crime. But it's also an area with rich history, warm neighborhoods and fascinating people: 1 When a fire broke out...
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Scott Rappe is not a native East Villager. As an adult he returned to the area of his ancestors on the Near West Side to raise his family. He is proud to say that his children are fourth-generation East Villagers. Richard Anselmo isn't from the...
Special to the TribuneThe Chicago History Museum store is revamping everything, including its book selection, which takes up one wall of the sunlit Lincoln Park shop. Newly managed by Event Network, a specialty retailer for cultural attractions across the country, the store is...
Tribune staff reporter Tribune reporter Kim Janssen contributed to this report.For the last two years, Bob Rigali Sr. and his five children have poured their collective heart and soul into renovating Holy Name Cathedral. For more than a century, generations of the Rigali family have contributed to Chicago's Catholic landscape,...
Staff reporterPHOTOGRAPHS OF THE AFTERMATH OF THE GREAT CHICAGO FIRE OF 1871 Exhibition at the Historic Water Tower, 806 N. Michigan Avenue April 3 - August 23, 2009 The City Gallery is open seven days a week, Monday - Saturday, 10 am - 6:30 pm, and Sunday, 10 am - 5...
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Special to the TribuneInside the Top Notch Beefburgers diner on 95th Street, things haven't changed much for decades. Owner Diran "Speedy" Soulian no longer flips hamburgers with the verve that earned him his nickname, but at age 80 he still runs the show. He still makes the...
Tribune reporterYou don't have to look far to find architectural gems in Oak Park. With its patchwork of stucco, frame and brick homes punctuated by Victorian and Prairie Style structures, the community is an architect's dream. "Oak Park is an outdoor museum of...
Chicago Tribune reporterGary Deutsch wanted to live in a neighborhood with the cosmopolitan flair and pulsating pace that his digs in San Diego lacked. He found that in River North, a once-derelict district being transformed by new development into one of the city's most vibrant...
Tribune ReporterThis article contains corrected information. A year ago Carole Casey, a New Jersey teacher nearing retirement, toured North Shore condominiums as possible places to be close to her daughter, who lives in Winnetka. Casey, 68, was not impressed until...
1. Bison, 1909, (Edward Kemeys) Humboldt Park Alan Artner:The lions flanking the stairs to the Art Institute of Chicago are some of the most famous animal sculptures in North America; much less known is this pair of bison from the same period that...
Chicago TribuneThe World's Columbian Exposition, which opened on this date, was the most famous world's fair ever held on American soil. The fair, a celebration by the nation--and the world--of the 400th anniversary of the discovery of the Americas by Christopher...
Special to The Los Angeles TimesBayfield, Wis. It was a good sunrise. It was a true sunrise. Hemingway would have liked it. I stood on the shore of Lake Superior in this tiny Wisconsin town -- not exactly Ernest Hemingway country -- but I was traveling on the way to one of Papa's...
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