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  • 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 work of phenomenal women.
  • 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...

    Richard Stromberg, photography teacher, dies

     Richard Stromberg, photography teacher, dies
    As a photography teacher for more than 45 years, Richard Stromberg spent his career connecting people around a shared passion for capturing a moment with a picture. Mr. Stromberg, 66, died of pancreatic cancer on Friday, Nov. 7 at Presence St. Francis...