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The new terminal extended the Blue Line from Logan Square when it opened on Jan. 30, 1970.

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Shep the police dog went on patrols and helped catch train robbers before his death in 1905.

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"We were pelted with hail stones as big as pigeon eggs,” one witness said in the storm's aftermath.

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Starting in 1886, the avenue hosted an annual bicycle race from suburban Wheeling into the city.

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The train station was built to bring milk from local dairy farms into the nascent city of Chicago.

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The Mayfair Railway Yards used to help bring supplies into Chicago State Hospital in Dunning.

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A liquor moratorium spanned Northwest Highway in Norwood Park from 1947 to 2005.

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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.