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  • Perspective: Hull House 2.0

    Perspective: Hull House 2.0
    We can only guess at what Daniel Burnham might have proposed for the social improvement of Chicago, the part of his plan he intended to write and never did. However, we do have a social plan from that era that was at least as influential, possibly more so than Burnham's.
  • Jane Addams School turns 50

    Students and staff members at Jane Addams School in Palatine watched and cheered as blue and white balloons were launched into the sky. The release of the balloons was part of the elementary school's 50th anniversary celebration on Nov. 12. Students and...

    Illinois women win the right to vote

    Illinois women win the right to vote
    Shortly before Illinois women won the right to vote, 100 years ago this week, the state's delegation to a suffragettes march in Washington was bitterly divided over the issue of what to call each other. Belle Squire, herself unmarried, insisted on...

    Robert Sickinger, pioneer of Chicago theater, dies at 86

    Robert Sickinger, pioneer of Chicago theater, dies at 86
    Robert Sickinger, a pivotal figure in the development of Chicago's off-Loop theater scene, died Thursday morning at his home in Delray Beach, Fla. Sickinger was 86. His daughter, Erika, said her father died from natural causes. To the extent that...

    Remarkable Woman: Sunny Fischer

    Remarkable Woman: Sunny Fischer
    When Sunny Fischer was 4, her family moved into a new apartment with a shiny stove and easy access to green space and playgrounds. "The schools were great — I had terrific teachers," Fischer says. "There was a library within the development that I...