Chicago — a view over time

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...

Perfect Valentine gal to commitment-reluctant guy

An adorable Valentine for a gal to send! (Scroll down to see entire card) Lil was already madly in love...

Chicago’s Record 1967 Snowstorm and Race Relations

My dad and my two brothers, ages nineteen and thirteen, started shoveling out our car that had been mired for...

Martin Luther King Day-Dream Speech: a remembrance

Martin Luther King made his “I have a dream” speech on August 28th, 1963. Millions of Americans heard his poetic demands for...

Harriet Tubman-a woman for all seasons

Harriet Tubman-a woman for all seasons

The choice of Harriet Tubman for America’s $20 bill thrills me because it acknowledges two under-represented groups in our country:...

Words, war, worry

Words, war, worry

“I know how to misuse a brain cell…” World War II buddies

Originally published on ChicagoNow Letters of a World War II Airman Corps Cadet, navigator-in-training, Frank Ebner writes to a former...

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