Archive for February 2015

Teresita Basa Killed Today in 1977 - Did She Solve Her Own Murder?

Teresita Basa Killed Today in 1977 - Did She Solve Her Own Murder?
Today, February 21, 2015, is the 38th Anniversary of the murder of Teresita Basa. Teresita was a 47 year old respiratory therapist who worked at the now defunct Edgewater Hospital. On the evening of that day in 1977 the shrill sirens of Chicago fire engines pierced through the cold winter air in the neighborhood of... Read more »

Columbia Susan Manak – First Baby Born at the World’s Columbian Exposition

Columbia Susan Manak – First Baby Born at the World’s Columbian Exposition
On October 17, 1892 a group of roughly 60 Inuits from Labrador arrived in Chicago to be part of the Esquimaux Village at the 1893 World’s Columbian Exposition. It was the first of the ethnological exhibits to arrive at the Expo and was given a location inside the Exposition proper rather than on the Midway... Read more »

The Last Execution by Electric Chair in Chicago

The Last Execution by Electric Chair in Chicago
Today, February 18, 2015, is the 270th anniversary of Italian Physicist Alessandro Volta.  Volta is credited with inventing the first chemical battery and actually separated and identified the odorless gas, methane.  You can probably deduce by his name that the term to describe electric potential (the volt) is named in his honor.  Actually, since he... Read more »
Advertisement:

Jackie Robinson West Kids! We are still Proud of You!

Jackie Robinson West Kids!  We are still Proud of You!
Its seems like the Jackie Robinson West Little League Champions of 2014 have felt both the Thrill of Victory and The Agony of Corruption. I loved, like everyone else, seeing the innocent smiles and joy on the faces of those wonderful ball players from Chicago’s Jackie Robinson West Little League Team.   I had also heard... Read more »

Obama Library may lead to destruction of historic Chicago Public Parks

Obama Library may lead to destruction of historic Chicago Public Parks
Could President Obama be the modern day “Devil In The White City”? Political opinions aside, nobody would argue that a Presidential Library in Chicago and especially on the south side of Chicago would be a huge boost to the cultural, educational and economic well-being of the neighborhoods that would surround it. The Question is: Why... Read more »