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George Pullman

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  • On tactics

     
    Curtis Black at the Community Media Workshop calls attention to this 2008 news item -- Hundreds of students, teachers and North Side residents gathered outside an alderman's home last night to protest plans to reorganize Senn High School. The crowd...
  • When Labor Day was born

    On America's mental calendar, Labor Day marks summer's end with a reminder to close up beach cottages and get the kids to school. But the circumstances of its birth were bloodier. Legislation declaring the first Monday in September a national holiday...

    Books for travelers

    Books for travelers
    "The Summer Cottage: Retreats of the 1000 Islands" Rizzoli, $45 The relatively unknown Thousand Islands is an archipelago of nearly 1,900 islands in the St. Lawrence River on the U.S.-Canadian border in northern New York and southern Ontario. Ever...

    Raising the Chicago streets out of the mud

    Raising the Chicago streets out of the mud
    As Chicago boomed in the 1850s, growing into a major lake port and industrial center, mud became a major problem. The lakeshore marsh on which the city was being built seemed bottomless. A popular story of the time had it that a passerby came upon a man...

    Dankmar Adler and Louis H. Sullivan's Auditorium

    Dankmar Adler and Louis H. Sullivan's Auditorium
    The commission to design the Auditorium building went on this date to two men, engineer Dankmar Adler and his partner, architect Louis H. Sullivan, who had shown an extraordinary originality in his use of ornamentation and artificial lighting. It was...