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Videos tagged 'history'

Did U Know? The Palmer House

Posted on May 8, 2012

A wedding gift from the very wealthy Potter Palmer to his young bride, The Palmer House is an opulent Chicago hotel with a history involving over-the-top romance.

Did U Know? Grant Statue

Posted on May 2, 2012

Depicting the hero sitting atop his horse, a pensive gaze turned toward the distance, Chicago’s Ulysses S. Grant statue bears an interesting—albeit convoluted—story.

Did U Know? Queens Landing

Posted on April 24, 2012

Chris DeRose uncovers the royal origins of Chicago's Queens Landing, that grand thoroughfare along the lakefront nestled against Buckingham Fountain.

Save the Titanic!

Posted on April 9, 2012

Dr. Bob Ballard, discoverer of the Titanic, says the ship is being loved to death. Watch ‘Save the Titanic’ tonight at 9 PM on the National Geographic Channel.

Did U Know? The Whales

Posted on April 3, 2012

Wrigley Field wasn’t built for the Cubs!? No, that isn’t baseball blasphemy; it’s Chicago history. Chris DeRose hits a homerun with a lesson on the Chicago Whales.

Did U Know? The Statue of the Republic

Posted on March 20, 2012

Symbolizing the union of the United States, the Statue of the Republic monument in Jackson Park is a replica of the centerpiece of the 1893 Columbia Exhibition.

Lovely, Lovely Lombard

Posted on June 30, 2011

Home to Little Orphan Annie and Illinois’ first woman voter, Lombard, the beautiful Lilac Village, is a quant, family-friendly community just west of The Loop.

Likin’ Little Italy

Posted on June 23, 2011

A stone’s throw away from The Loop, Little Italy is an Italian enclave on Taylor St. teaming with history, culture and—of course—Italian dining!

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