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What was life like in the U.S. 108 years ago?

What was life like in the U.S. 108 years ago?
I’m trying not to get ahead of myself here but I keep hearing that the last time the Chicago Cubs won a World Series was 108 years ago. That would be 1908. What was life like back then? Just to get a perspective on the world in 1908 and how things have changed, I did... Read more »

Lincoln’s Undying Words at the Chicago History Museum

Lincoln’s Undying Words at the Chicago History Museum
“We are not enemies, but friends. We must not be enemies. Though passion may have strained it must not break our bonds of affection …Lincoln’s appeal to South from first inaugural address, 1861 Take a step back from election year 2016 to Abraham Lincoln’s legacy at a new exhibition “Lincoln’s Undying Words,” that opens today... Read more »

Abraham Lincoln: 18 Things You May Not Know About Our 16th President

Abraham Lincoln: 18 Things You May Not Know About Our 16th President
Today is the 206th anniversary of Abraham Lincoln’s birth (1809–April 15, 1865). This year, 2015, is also the sesquicentennial of his assassination. Lincoln, our 16th president, is best known for guiding the country through the Civil War and helping end slavery. Especially in Illinois, the Land of Lincoln, reminders of this great man live on... Read more »
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26 Reasons to Love Chicago

26 Reasons to Love Chicago
After walking around Chicago yesterday on a beautiful Sunday, having a late breakfast at Ceres’ Table then hanging out at Millennium Park before going to the Joffrey Ballet’s final performance of Swan Lake at the Auditorium Theatre, I got to thinking how lucky we are to live in Chicago—for so many reasons. Here are 26... Read more »

Open House Chicago 2014: Free Access to Chicago’s Greatest Architectural Gems

Open House Chicago 2014: Free Access to Chicago’s Greatest Architectural Gems
The Chicago Architecture Foundation (CAF) is holding a giant “Open House” this weekend (October 18 and 19) showcasing more than 150 of the city’s greatest spaces and places from 18 neighborhoods. Open House Chicago (OHC) is a free public event that gives participants an opportunity to visit a diverse selection of Chicago’s public buildings, factories, historic... Read more »

Auditorium Theatre Chicago: 25 Things You Should Know About “The Eighth Wonder of the World”

Auditorium Theatre Chicago: 25 Things You Should Know About “The Eighth Wonder of the World”
Did you know that Chicago is home to “The Eighth Wonder of the World?” The Auditorium Theatre, a model for cutting-edge technology when it was constructed in 1889, was called “The Eighth Wonder of the World.” How it has survived, re-invented itself, and played host to many of the who’s who of generations is a... Read more »
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15 Things You Probably Don't Know About Chicago

15 Things You Probably Don't Know About Chicago
Last week BuzzFeed published a list of “50 Things You Probably Didn’t Know About Chicago.”  Then, not to be outdone, the Chicago Sun Times published their list of “25 Things You Actually, Probably Didn’t Know About Chicago,” with observations from Neil Steinberg and Choose Chicago. Now it’s Show Me Chicago’s turn. Here is our definitive... Read more »
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