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Throwback Thursday: Before pools were built at Portage Park, neighbors flocked to a lagoon there.

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Elijah Wentworth opened the Wentworth Tavern in present-day Jefferson Park in 1830.

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The footage includes Revolutionary War re-enactors and some defunct neighborhood groups.

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The mansion, 4705 N. Milwaukee Ave., is now wedged between two storefronts and covered in trees.

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The city's Commission on Chicago Landmarks published a step-by-step guide for property sleuths.

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"Even then it seemed like a disaster waiting to happen," Frank Suerth said, remembering the structure.

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A woman on trial in 1932 managed to persuade a court that her Higgins Avenue home was haunted.

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Volga Germans were among the area's first inhabitants, and many of their descendants still live there.

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Author and historian Richard Lanyon will give a brief history of how Chicago conquered its waterways.

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The presentation is set for 7 p.m. Monday at the New England Inn, 6959 W. Irving Park Road.

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Guides will discuss the history and evolution of the Six Corners Shopping District.  

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The session will feature Chicago house historian Grace DuMelle.

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St. Pascal was founded in 1914 when Portage Park neighborhood was mostly prairie.  

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The Northwest Chicago Historical Society is worried a 107-year-old former firehouse will be torn down.