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"No matter how much crap is going on in this city, it has a very rich and deep history that people can identify with and be proud of."

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50 Stunning Vintage Photographs of Chicago - Horses and lions in the snow

Horses and lions in the snow outside the Art Institute of Chicago in 1925, Photographer: Chicago Daily News

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Inez Clarke In 1880, six-year-old Inez Clarke was struck and killed by a bolt of lighting. Her parents commissioned an artist to create a sculpture in her exact likeness and placed it over her grave, adding a transparent plexiglass box to protect it from the elements. It's an extremely life-like statues which in itself makes it a bit creepy. The scary part are the stories of the little girl disappearing from inside the box, most often during thunderstorms.

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How Chicago's Neighborhoods Got Their Names

How Chicago neighborhoods got their names. Very interesting! #Chicago #sweethomechiago

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"The neighborhoods of Chicago" Now for me, Downtown Chicago is The Loop, part of the near north & south sides, and the Gold Coast. In other words, 990 N Michigan & Oak St to 2000 S Michigan to I55 (The Stevenson), West to I90 & I94. Both eastbound to LSD (Lake Shore Drive). When you leave this area, you're in the neighborhoods. If you're at Wrigley Field, you are in Wrigleyville (not downtown). If you're at Comiseky Park, you're in Bridgeport.

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ORIGINAL CHICAGO GROUP 1960's. HARD TO IDENTIFY! POSSIBLY: L to R (bottom- Robert Lamm, Lee Loughnane, James Pankow, & Walter Parazaider.) L to R (top- Danny Seraphine, Terry Kath, & Peter Cetera. )

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No Irish Need Apply A History of The Irish in America, Circa 1850

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Inside a typical Chicago bar before Prohibition, 1919. via History of Chicago Clubs and Taverns

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Two-flats of Chicago: Variations on a Theme