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  • Society of Midland Authors to celebrate centennial

    Society of Midland Authors to celebrate centennial
    At 3:25 p.m. on April 24, 1915, a group of Midwestern authors held their first official meeting in Club Room No. 1 of the Auditorium Hotel, kick-starting an organization of writers that would still be in existence a century later.
  • The bloody fight for Chicago's 19th Ward

    The bloody fight for Chicago's 19th Ward
    Even the hardest fought of the current aldermanic runoffs are pantywaist affairs compared to a 1921 election that began with a bang and witnessed two more explosions. Midway through that contest, a Tribune headline reported: "Hurl Bomb No. 3 In 19th Ward....

    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...

    '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...

    Chicago sweep, Palmer Raids were the apex of the Red Scare

    Chicago sweep, Palmer Raids were the apex of the Red Scare
    Fueled by paranoia generated by revolutions overseas and social unrest at home, Chicago police swooped down upon the gathering places of political dissenters and labor activists, arresting about 150 communists, socialists and anarchists, plus a few more-...