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  • Chicago was on fire, but the star was really hot

    Chicago was on fire, but the star was really hot
    Is it really possible that just one major motion picture has ever been made about the Great Chicago Fire of 1871?
  • Chicago's overlooked champions

    Chicago's overlooked champions
    The story of the 1963 Bears, Chicago's overlooked champions, begins at the end of the 1962 season. That year, the Bears won four of their last five games, including a 3-0 season finale against the Lions that many of the players recall as one of the...

    The legend of Mrs. O'Leary

    The legend of Mrs. O'Leary
    How survivors of the Chicago Fire sought scapegoats 140 years ago Even as the embers of the Chicago Fire cooled, the saga of Mrs. O'Leary began. For 140 years, she has been alternately accused and exonerated of setting off the inferno that consumed...

    Rich and me: How we fell out

    Rich and me: How we fell out
    For two decades you've known Richard M. Daley as mayor and boss of Chicago. As a columnist, I've been his chief critic. But there are a few things you probably don't know about the mayor and me. I used to like him very much. And he knows it. Once he...

    In 'The Great Fire' at Lookingglass, she'll be a great Fire

    In 'The Great Fire' at Lookingglass, she'll be a great Fire
    The Great Chicago Fire of 1871 is female. She has a mean smirk and pigtails. She weighs 100 pounds and stands roughly 5 feet tall. The Great Fire doesyoga and enjoys walks on the beach and lives in Ravenswood; when she's not training at the Actors...