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Chicago TribuneThe whole Midwest was parched, caught in the thrall of a mighty drought. Chicago, with its preponderance of wooden buildings, inadequate fire codes and inferior firefighting equipment, was a conflagration waiting to happen. On this Sunday evening, it did....
Chicago TribuneChicago's merchant prince, Potter Palmer, did the unthinkable on this date: He crossed north of the Chicago River and bought part of a filled-in frog pond on what would become Lake Shore Drive, forever changing the fashionable address for chic Chicago....
Tags: Charles Sumner, New York, Rivers, Navy Pier, Armed Forces
Chicago Tribune reporterAmid the noise and bustle of downtown Chicago, the groom rode a white horse, shaking to Indian drumbeats in procession to the Palmer House Hilton hotel. Inside, the bride and groom took seats under thered mandap, or wedding canopy, and the priest began...
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Special to The TimesBy 8:50 a.m., they temporarily had to close the women's restroom at the Chicago ArchiCenter. "There were so many people here already, they had to restock all the toilet paper," said Elaine Rosen, a retired biology teacher from the Streeterville area of...
Wood Pond PressAs it nears the end of its 400-mile journey from the Canadian border, New England's longest river wends beneath majestic hillsides before emptying into Long Island Sound. Its unspoiled nature, its verdant and steep banks, and the historic small towns that...
Wood Pond PressNew England's best-known, most popular oceanfront resort area is Cape Cod, an expansive sandbar that stretches out like an arm with a clenched fist into the Atlantic. Cape Cod is multi-faceted, holding attractions for visitors with varying interests....
There are delectable edibles inside the Runcible Spoon café, but visitors must be lured by aroma alone. The display cases are hidden by the picture window. Yes, hidden, because it's covered with handbills. There are various offers for massage therapy,...
Marie Marsalli marched in the Columbus Day parade. Tourist Matt Dunn stared at the John Hancock Center and wondered whether to go up to the observatory. Marco Belmontes gave blood in the Loop. Such was life Monday, as people observed a nervous holiday....
Tribune staff writerWeek after week, in the pages of Travel, we tell readers about every place in the world they can visit -- except Chicago. We're not tourists in our own town, editors think, so Chicago isn't a travel experience; it's home. But not for every Tribune...
Tribune staff reporterBesides the three luxury hotels featured on our cover, downtown Chicago has more than 90 hotels, most of which are big-name chain affiliates in all price ranges. Since we don't have space to mention them all, what appears below is a representative cross-...
- Details atop entrances and exits to Quincy "L" stop (Wells and Quincy Streets). Decorative chess pawns were a part of the original station structure, at the base of slanted roofs covering the staircases, in the late 19th Century. They disappeared before...
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