Category Archives: history

Learn about the Earliest Chicagoans at the Chicago Portage on March 29

Chicago Portage Lecture March 29th 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM The Friends of the Chicago Portage would like to announce the 3rd in their series of 5 free public presentations in their “Earliest Chicagoans”series for 2014. Please join Friends Founder … Continue reading

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The Newberry Library Marks 100 Years of Carl Sandburg’s “Chicago” on March 12

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The Newberry Library Marks 100 Years of Carl Sandburg’s “Chicago” on March 12

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Mapping the Expansion of Chicago

This is a cool story from WBEZ public radio’s Curious City desk on the development and growth of Chicago from its founding to the present day. Also included is a really neat visual: an animated map of the city’s growth … Continue reading

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Sustainability Studies Professor Brad Hunt Publishes New Book, “Planning Chicago”

Sustainability Studies faculty member D. Bradford Hunt has just published a new book entitled Planning Chicago, co-authored with Jon B. DeVries, head of Roosevelt’s Real Estate Program, and published by the American Planning Association. Planning Chicago traces the work of … Continue reading

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Steel and Community in Chicago: Exit Zero Film, Exhibit, Discussion at the Field Museum Saturday (Apr 13)

Exit Zero is a documentary film that tells a personal story of the lasting social and environmental impacts of “deindustrialization” in Southeast Chicago.  Interweaving home movies, found footage, and first-person narrative, the film traces the stories of multiple generations of … Continue reading

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“Northern Illinois Coal Mining 1850s-1974″ — Tomorrow at Midewin

The Midewin National Tallgrass Prairie in southern Will County, about 50 miles southwest of downtown Chicago, is the largest tallgrass prairie ecological restoration project east of the Mississippi River, and one of the great open space resources / biodiversity preserves … Continue reading

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“Reptiles at Midewin” — Tomorrow at Midewin National Tallgrass Prairie

The Midewin National Tallgrass Prairie in southern Will County, about 50 miles southwest of downtown Chicago, is the largest tallgrass prairie ecological restoration project east of the Mississippi River, and one of the great open space resources / biodiversity preserves … Continue reading

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“Reptiles at Midewin” — Next Week at Midewin National Tallgrass Prairie

The Midewin National Tallgrass Prairie in southern Will County, about 50 miles southwest of downtown Chicago, is the largest tallgrass prairie ecological restoration project east of the Mississippi River, and one of the great open space resources / biodiversity preserves … Continue reading

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“Peacock Prairie: A Photographic Journey” — tomorrow at Midewin

The Midewin National Tallgrass Prairie in southern Will County, about 50 miles southwest of downtown Chicago, is the largest tallgrass prairie ecological restoration project east of the Mississippi River, and one of the great open space resources / biodiversity preserves … Continue reading

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