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Chicago Stories Every Day

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May
31

A Picture Is a Poem without Words

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Every Sunday, we’re featuring a submission to our community-based initiative, In This Together, which collects digital records that capture personal experiences during the COVID-19 pandemic.  This week, we’re sharing a piece of pandemic art, Liberty Leading through the Pandemic War, created by Jessica Ramirez as part of her coursework at the University of Illinois at More

    May
    30
    May
    30

    Remembering Mr. White Sox

    On this date in 1951, the White Sox beat the St. Louis Browns 8–1 to win their 14th consecutive game—the second longest win streak in franchise history. In 1951, the Sox added Orestes “Minnie” Miñoso to their roster in a three-team trade. He was the first Black Cuban player in the major leagues and the More

      May
      29
      May
      29

      Mother to Daughter

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      Emerald is the birthstone for May, and it’s fitting for us in Chicago given that’s when the deep greens of spring really begin to emerge.  This emerald, pearl, and gold wedding jewelry set in American Medina: Stories of Muslim Chicago helps tell the story of three generations of Muslim women and their journey to Chicago. More

        May
        28
        May
        28

        We’re Lovin’ It

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        This National Hamburger Day, we’ve got our eyes on two all-beef patties, special sauce, lettuce, cheese, pickles, onions on a sesame seed bun. In 1954, milkshake machine salesman and Oak Park native Ray Kroc encountered a hamburger stand owned by two brothers, Richard and Maurice McDonald. After convincing them to make him their exclusive franchising More

          May
          27
          May
          27

          Science finds, Industry applies Man conforms

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          On May 27, 1933, Chicago’s second world’s fair welcomed visitors to what is now Northerly Island, just south of Shedd Aquarium and the Adler Planetarium. Officially named the A Century of Progress International Exposition, the fair marked the 100th anniversary of the state of Illinois conferring Chicago its first municipal charter. With its multicolored buildings More

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