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  • The bloody fight for Chicago's 19th Ward

    The bloody fight for Chicago's 19th Ward
    Even the hardest fought of the current aldermanic runoffs are pantywaist affairs compared to a 1921 election that began with a bang and witnessed two more explosions. Midway through that contest, a Tribune headline reported: "Hurl Bomb No. 3 In 19th Ward." The accompanying story noted that the intended victim of the most recent attack was a political lieutenant of Anthony D'Andrea, an aldermanic candidate who had been targeted a week earlier during a campaign rally. The previous September, a bomb detonated on the front porch of D'Andrea's opponent, incumbent Ald. John Powers.
  • 8 places to visit for Women's History Month

    8 places to visit for Women's History Month
    Chicago has elected just one female mayor, but you don't have to endure the travails of the Jane Byrne Interchange to honor the legacies of notable women during Women's History Month. Below is just a partial list of sites dedicated to the memory and...

    Artist Eldzier Cortor gets to know a city he left 60 years ago

    Artist Eldzier Cortor gets to know a city he left 60 years ago
    Eldzier Cortor, whose sculptural, Afro-Deco images of elegant, elongated black women were once so quietly enmeshed with the 20th century as to seem almost invisible, returned to Chicago the other day. He hadn't been back in decades — many, many...

    'Birth of a Nation' anniversary has a heck of a bookend

    'Birth of a Nation' anniversary has a heck of a bookend
    In the history of American cinema, D.W. Griffith's 1915 landmark "The Birth of a Nation" is the gift that keeps on generating misgivings. Based on Thomas Dixon Jr.'s 1905 novel "The Clansman," and the subsequent stage version, Griffith's 12-reel Civil...

    Sue Brady, managed scattered-site public housing in Chicago, dies at 77

     Sue Brady, managed scattered-site public housing in Chicago, dies at 77
    Sue Brady was active in North Shore politics and served two terms as an Evanston alderman but will likely best be remembered for her work managing scattered-site public housing under a contract with the Chicago Housing Authority. "She was a...