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The "Last Supper Chicago" - #ForgetAboutIt

The "Last Supper Chicago" - #ForgetAboutIt
1978: At 2740 N. Harlem Ave – The site of the infamous Chicago “Last Supper.” Clockwise from left are Chicago mob “outfit” members Joseph “Doves” Aiuppa, Martin Accardo (tentative identification), Vincent Solano, Alfred Pilotto, John “Jackie the Lackey” Cerone, Joseph “The Clown” Lombardo, James “Turk” Torello, Joseph “Little Caesar” DiVarco, Joseph “Black Joe” Amato and... Read more »

The Anti Cruelty Society - True Chicago History!

The Anti Cruelty Society - True Chicago History!
We recently had the chance to sit down with Dr. Robyn Barbiers,  President of The Anti Cruelty Society Chicago. We were invited over to 510 N. Lasalle Street to talk some history and learn more about one of Chicago’s greatest organizations. The Anti Cruelty Society was founded on January 19, 1899 by a group of... Read more »

With Hanukkah In The Air, Manny's Deli Is Here!

With Hanukkah In The Air, Manny's Deli Is Here!
My Father had quite the appetite, just like most Chicagoans who love the cuisine that our City has to offer. If you asked him what one of his all time favorite restaurants was, without hesitation he’d tell you Manny’s Deli. Located at 1141 S. Jefferson Street in Chicago, Manny’s is a cafeteria style delicatessen that... Read more »
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Our Reaction To Realm of Terror Haunted House

Our Reaction To Realm of Terror Haunted House
Travel to 421 W. Rollins Road in Round Lake Beach. The home of Realm Of Terror Haunted House – and a damn good Taco Bell across the street! Nacho Bell Grande’s aside, if you live in the City, and you love Haunted Houses then this is the one you want to spend your money on,... Read more »

Rush to Rockit for "Not Your Mama's Tot Casserole"

Rush to Rockit for "Not Your Mama's Tot Casserole"
We recently dined at the ever so popular Rockit Bar & Grill at 22 W Hubbard Street in Chicago. Being there many times, Rockit itself – Thanks to Billy Dec, is a wonderful part of Chicago History. Some of the best food and drinks Chicago has to offer. Hard to sway away from their delicious... Read more »

The House Of Hope: Harry Caray's Restaurant

The House Of Hope: Harry Caray's Restaurant
HOLY COW! The famous words of the late great baseball announcer Harry Caray.  Recently the team at Chicago History sat down with the man who started it all with creating one of the best Chicago steak houses around, Harry Caray’s Restaurant. Grant DePorter is his name and he is the CEO of the Harry Caray... Read more »
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The Legend Of Rich Melman: Founder Of Lettuce Entertain You

The Legend Of Rich Melman: Founder Of Lettuce Entertain You
We recently sat down and spoke with Rich Melman. In case you don’t know who he is, he’s responsible for the creation of the Lettuce Entertain You Restaurant Group, which originally began right here in Chicago in 1971. It started with RJ Grunt’s in Lincoln Park on June 10, of 1971. As of this writing,... Read more »

What Better Place To Celebrate America's Birthday than at Six Flags Great America?

What Better Place To Celebrate America's Birthday than at Six Flags Great America?
The 4th of July, a time for building memories galore with family and friends. Amusement parks in and around Chicago have always brought out some of the best memories and stories we’ll ever have. This past May, Six Flags Great America kicked off it’s 40th Season!  For 2015,  the park will celebrate 40 seasons of... Read more »

Holy Kow Kow: Please Don't Go-Go.

Holy Kow Kow: Please Don't Go-Go.
6755 N. Cicero Ave. in Lincolnwood. Near the Annual Christmas escapade that is Sauganash. The billboard outside has read “Kow Kow Restaurant” for over 20 years. Call 847-677-7717. Right now you may get a very heavy busy signal, but by the first Week of June 2015 – you’ll hear “This number has been disconnected and... Read more »
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BlackHawks: Time To "Eat Lightning and Crap Thunder!"

BlackHawks: Time To "Eat Lightning and Crap Thunder!"
Dearest Chicago, There you have it, our Chicago Blackhawks are headed back to the Stanley Cup Finals yet again! Dynasty? Maybe, but to us, at @Chicago_History Online, at least for now, they by all means put the “Nasty” in “Dynasty.” They play with the hearts of lions, and just like the actual animal they are... Read more »