Chicago history

Mental Health Month – My Family’s Trial with Mental Illness

It’s Mental Health Month, so I’m going to tell you of my family’s experience with mental illness, starting in the...

Chicago’s Riverview Park and the Racist Dunk Tank

Chicago’s iconic Riverview Amusement Park closed fifty years ago, in 1967. Riverview was a place of carnies and pink spun...

Valentine-Be Mine across the century

Happy Valentine’s Day to all.  History.com writes that 85% of Valentine’s Cards are sent by women! That makes this sweet little card...

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