Chicago history

Martin Luther King’s Dream and Chicago’s West Side

Fifty years ago today, on August 28th, 1963, millions of Americans heard Martin Luther King’s poetic demands for racial justice. Whites throughout the...

Money all gone

In Frank’s letter to his Mom, he refers to “boilers.” These were the furnaces in the many buildings my grandparents...

A World War II Draftee—70 Years ago

A World War II Draftee—70 Years ago

Seventy years ago today, my grandparents and newly married parents faced a foreboding task, one that was shared by just...

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