Our contributor Isa Giallorenzo attended an opening reception in April for artist Brandon Breaux’s solo exhibition “BIG WORDS,” which is on view at Blanc Gallery in Bronzeville through May 27. […]
Dr. Cyrus Teed’s cult-like religion attracted death threats and broke up marriages in late 19th century Chicago.
In September 1918, the park hosted an exposition to drum up civilian support for the war effort.
From 1900 to 1905, his photographs captured slices of everyday life.
Local birdwatchers embrace urban wildlife and conservation.
Meet Dr. John Dill Robertson, the “utterly unqualified” head of the Chicago Health Department
The deaths of nearly a thousand sailors at Great Lakes Naval Training Station in 1918 hold lessons for the COVID-19 pandemic.
Photos from the late nineteenth and early twentieth century show Chicago in love and at play.
A sheriff, a pack of journalists, and three sergeants walked into a field of weed . . . with flamethrowers.
Travel tips for Chicago from 1893 (yes, you should tip your servers).
A century ago, the Committee of Fifteen hunted for “houses of ill-fame.”
Franklin A. Denison was no rabble-rouser, but the Bureau of Investigation said he sparked the 1919 race riot.
Letters home from two WWI soldiers, one white, one Black, explain the 1919 Chicago race riot as well as any history book.
How Mayor Richard J. Daley’s ambitious plan failed to take flight
A quiz on some of the less obvious entries in a 1967 police-training dictionary