Bill Savage teaches Chicago literature, history, and culture at Northwestern University and the Newberry Library of Chicago. He has led many tours for his students (on the CTA, on bicycles, or in various vehicles) and for the Chicago History Museum, on topics as varied as the 1893 World’s Fair, historic bars, and the history and design of Chicago’s hot dog stands. He is at work on a book about Chicago’s street grid and is the sort of person who has favorite bridges, viaducts, and alleys. He is a lifelong resident of Rogers Park, though he spends much of his free time on the South Side.
The Old-time Saloon: Pre-prohibition Drinking Culture in Chicago | Sunday, May 14, 2:00 p.m.