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  • It takes a mall

    In the early 1960s, the Evergreen Park Plaza at 95th Street and Western Avenue claimed the title as the first enclosed shopping center in America. So when the blizzard of 1967 clobbered the Chicago area, the Plaza stayed open as an act of pride and ferocity.
  • Actresses Find Sisterhood In New '4 Girls 4' Tour

    Actresses Find Sisterhood In New '4 Girls 4' Tour
    In the late '70s, a new kind of touring show emerged, one that featured not one headliner but rather a quartet of female stars, each performing a set of songs as well as performing a number or two together. It was called "4 Girls 4" and the women included...

    Carriers Shared Their Memories In Letters, Phone Calls And On Facebook

    Carriers Shared Their Memories In Letters, Phone Calls And On Facebook
    This year, Courant carriers – paperboys and girls -- shared their memories with us on Facebook, in email, in typewritten and handwritten letters. We thought we'd share them with you – they made us laugh, smile and even cry. John Chilicki,...

    Chapter Five: After Roaring 20's, A Great Depression

    Chapter Five: After Roaring 20's, A Great Depression
    During the final years of Charles Hopkins Clark's reign as editor of The Courant, the newspaper enjoyed a surge in circulation that has been attributed to Emile H. Gauvreau, a short-term managing editor with an enthusiasm for melodramatic news that...

    Talkshow Host Skip E. Lowe Dies at 85

    Skip E. Lowe, who hosted a public access cable show about Hollywood and inspired Martin Short's character Jiminy Glick, died Monday in Hollywood. He was 85 and had been suffering from emphysema and other respiratory ailments. "Skip E. Lowe Looks at...