Posts tagged "Chicago Levee District"

Chicago wouldn't be Chicago without Prohibition

Chicago wouldn't be Chicago without Prohibition
What would Chicago be like without alcohol? Whole neighborhoods wouldn’t exist! Well, from January 17, 1920 to December 4, 1933, alcohol was illegal in the United States. This time period was called prohibition, and it did not go well. Famous gangsters like Al Capone and Bugs Moran wreaked havoc on the city, making Chicago the... Read more »

Did You Know, Chicago? - The Everleigh Club

Did You Know, Chicago? - The Everleigh Club
My favorite Chicago history book is called “Sin in the Second City,” and it’s about the Everleigh Club. Located in the Levee District (more about that another time), it was the most luxurious and famous brothel in Chicago history. Now, I’m not trying to say prostitution is glamorous, but this place was as close as... Read more »