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Did U Know? Board of Trade Statues

Posted on July 10, 2012

It’s a Chicago-style caper involving the theft of priceless art! Chris DeRose shares the thrilling story behind the two statues that sit outside the Chicago Board of Trade.

Chicago’s Classy Firsts

Posted on July 5, 2012

Summer Jackson profiles two institutions that were the first of their kind in Chicago: 175-year-old jeweler C.D. Peacock and 71-year-old steakhouse Gene & Georgetti.

Andy Griffith Remembered

Posted on July 4, 2012

With yesterday’s passing of television icon Andy Griffith, Wally Podrazik, curator of the Museum of Broadcast Communications, discusses Griffith’s large body of work.

Did U Know? Frances Willard

Posted on July 3, 2012

An educator, temperance reformer and women's suffragist, Frances Willard was instrumental in the passage of the Eighteenth and Nineteenth Amendments.

The Impressions Live

Posted on June 29, 2012

Chicago doo-wop, R&B and soul pioneers The Impressions are still going strong, which they prove with a special in-studio performance!

Did U Know? Leaning Tower of Niles

Posted on June 26, 2012

Everyone knows about the Leaning Tower of Pisa, but did you know there is also the slightly less famous Leaning Tower of Niles, IL?

Did U Know? Haymarket Riots

Posted on May 22, 2012

Dedicated to deadly riots spurred by workers' rights protests in the 1880s, the Haymarket Memorial honors an important chapter in Chicago and American history.

I Love My Job: Palmer House PR Director

Posted on May 21, 2012

A guy up to his neck in glitz and glamour, Ken Price holds the swanky gig of Director of PR for Chicago’s opulent Palmer House Hilton hotel.

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