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William Hale Thompson

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  • 4 events in 12 days that shook Chicago

    4 events in 12 days that shook Chicago
    If we've learned anything in recent years, it's how quickly the social fabric can be torn apart. The levees break, the markets plunge, a man sets himself aflame on a Tunisian street and suddenly everything changes. In his fast-paced new book, “City of Scoundrels,” Gary Krist traces Chicago's great unraveling in the summer of 1919. The title refers to his central character, William Hale Thompson, who that spring had been elected to his second term as mayor.
  • Navy Pier's zany past

    Navy Pier's zany past
    As Chicago waits for the latest renovation plans for Navy Pier, it is safe to say that whatever is unveiled, it won't be any wackier than what the pier already has seen in its 95 years. Navy Pier has been an entertainment venue, a university, a naval...

    So maybe Coachella's booking rules aren't so egregious after all

    This blog post will begin after the following thank-you note: Dear Chicago, Pop & Hiss would like to thank you for again putting our West Coast life into perspective. The recent reporting on and the Chicago Tribune has reminded...