| Mar 4, 2012
On March 4, 1837, exactly 175 years ago, Chicago was incorporated. Not that Flashback needed a reason, but we took this occasion to compile a very long list of events, year by year and decade by decade, that helped shape this great city.
| May 20, 2011
| 2:34 PM
Meeting Jeremy Winters happened by chance--or perhaps it was fate. When he arrived at WGN studios for the Chicago mayoral debate on Jan. 27, there was only one seat available in the audience--and it was right next to Tribune Standards Editor Margaret...
| May 31, 2011
| 2:51 PM
Far be it from The Frugalista to discourage you from patronizing Chicago's museums. If you have a favorite institution and you can afford it, by all means, become a member. But assuming you don't join everything, here's a list of museum free days and...
| Jun 3, 2011
| 8:46 AM
Close your eyes, reach in, and grab a fun Chicago deal for the weekend from this Friday afternoon assortment:
- Earlier this week, I told you about all the free Chicago museum days coming up. Saturday June 4 and Sunday June 5 are a Bank of America free...
| May 28, 2012
| 9:14 AM
Night of 100 Stars Gala
Saturday, April 14
The DuSable Museum of African American History
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742 East 95th Street
6 chicken breasts,...
| Jan 6, 2012
| 12:10 PM
Chicago’s largest museums are offering many free days to Illinois residents this month, with most of them following up with more free days in February.
The free days are the result of a revision of a state law regarding the Chicago Park District...
| Jan 25, 2012
| 10:19 AM
Anyone ever tell you history is dull, tedious and irrelevant? Not us. And for some particularly fascinating and relevant insights into black history, ditch the textbooks and head to these stage shows, which explore everything from the politics in...
| Mar 4, 2012
| 5:22 AM
CHICAGO -- Chicago will be celebrating its 175th birthday today.
Sunday marks the day the city was incorporated -- March 4, 1837 -- and there will be events across the city to mark the occasion.
The Chicago History Museum, 1601 N. Clark St. the North...
| Jun 27, 2011
| 3:06 PM
Before actors, musicians and artists of all types thrill us, much work behind-the-scenes must take place to make it all possible. The stars behind the curtain are seldom seen or heard by our readers, but they have a valuable view and impact on Chicago&...
| Oct 10, 2011
| 7:26 AM
Dark Girls - Platinum - Halloween Costumes - Rabbi Shmuley - Schoolhouse Rock - Steven Brill - Doyle & Debbie Show - Billy Corgan - Ziggy Marley
Monday, October 10
Screen and discussion with Bill Duke
| Nov 2, 2012
The Amazing Mae Ya Carter Ryan returns to WGN Morning News for a second visit after winning Dwyane Wade's Chicago Has Talent competition.
See her Saturday November 10th at the DuSable Museum, 740 E. 56th Pl., Chicago.
For tickets visit...