Posts in category "Chicago Disasters"

The Last Paperboy in America

The Last Paperboy in America
Maybe it was yesterday, or perhaps today, but the last paperboy (or papergirl) in America was born. Every morning, I hear the familiar “phlip” of one of the Chicago dailies being tossed onto my neighbors porches.  This is a three “phlip” block, and the paperboy does not have a bag on a bicycle, but tosses... Read more »

Chicago's Own Cruise Ship Disaster...

Chicago's Own Cruise Ship Disaster...
News images of Carnival Cruise Line’s Costa Concordia sinking near shore off the coast of Italy bring back images of a similar horror that took place here in Chicago. For years, nobody but geeky history buffs knew that one of the worst maritime disasters in United States history happened right off Wacker Drive, when the... Read more »