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And NewCity holds an End of Summer Bash, while She's Crafty celebrates Beastie Boys rapper MCA.

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The origins of claiming shoveled-out parking spaces may be found in the "Pittsburgh parking chair."

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Some swimmers covered themselves in grease and tar to stay warm in the chilly waters.

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A man who led Chicago's battle to banish pay toilets in the city gives advice to protesters of today.

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The current bridge — the 5th at Lake St. — is city's 1st double-deck, double-leaf bascule bridge.

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It was "the only time an engineering project of this magnitude and complexity has been done in Chicago.”

Old Town »

The Chicago History Museum has programs from Cub World Series at Wrigley Field and splendid photos.

Wrigleyville »

The tradition started at Wrigley Field back in 1937.

Downtown »

Carl Sandburg's poem, published in a book in 1916, hits the mark with its "City of Big Shoulders" line.

Back of the Yards »

Upton Sinclair's classic novel about Chicago meatpacking business was published as a book 110 years ago.

West Town »

Seventy years ago, finances were acquired to build the route, which was completed in 1960.

Garfield Park »

The Chicago History Museum is joining with Breakthrough Ministries to compile the personal memoirs.

Downtown »

A look at Chicago's winter weather records, stormy nicknames and where "the hawk" comes from.