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The Willis Tower Skydeck Ledge Incident - Could have been worse

The Willis Tower Skydeck Ledge Incident - Could have been worse
First off, no offense to the Willis people, but I can’t stop calling it the Sears Tower!  Secondly, who doesn’t like the idea of standing out on a clear glass box 1,353 feet in the air over the great city of Chicago! When I had heard the news this morning that the glass bottom of... Read more »

Old Guard Bloopers - A Memorial Day Tribute to the Humans Behind The Uniform

Old Guard Bloopers - A Memorial Day Tribute to the Humans Behind The Uniform
As we approach Memorial Day I was inspired by a recent suggestion to write a personal story relating to an upcoming event and I am hoping that this becomes one of three articles that I intend to write before the end of this week. Many people who even know me fairly well may not know... Read more »

All Chicago Library Branches closed May 7th for H.H. Holmes Execution Day!

All Chicago Library Branches closed May 7th for H.H. Holmes Execution Day!
Well officially it is closed for a “staff training” day but we lovers of strange Chicago history know better! Born Herman Webster Mudgett and made a household name by Erik Larson’s Book “The Devil in The White City”, he graduated from the University of Michigan College of Medicine in 1884 and thereafter moved to Chicago... Read more »
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SyFy's "Haunted Collector" John Zaffis to be at Harper College this Tuesday

SyFy's "Haunted Collector" John Zaffis to be at Harper College this Tuesday
Just in time for Halloween, TV’s “Haunted Collector” John Zaffis will bring the scary to Harper College’s J Building Theater, Room J143, Building J at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 16. The series has always seemed to me to be the real-life equivalent to the old Canadian-American series, Friday the 13th.  I loved that show... Read more »

New Historic/Haunted Walking Tours start in Elmhurst

New Historic/Haunted Walking Tours start in Elmhurst
Starting this Saturday, June 30, the city of Elmhurst has a new walking tour available.   “Elmhurst’s Voices from Beyond”  The tour is based heavily on the rich history of Elmhurst and some of the folklore, legends and haunts associated with some of its many historic locations.  Locations of interest on the tour include: Elmhurst... Read more »

Chicago Links to the Titanic - William T. Stead - (Article 1 in a series)

Chicago Links to the Titanic - William T. Stead - (Article 1 in a series)
Since we are coming up very quickly on anniversary of the sinking of the steamship Titanic (April 14th or 15th, 1912 depending upon whether you look at when she hit the iceberg versus when she actually disappeared into the frigid Atlantic Ocean) I thought it would be fitting to discuss some of Chicago’s links to... Read more »
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