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Walking Tour | Glitterati on the Gold Coast

07/02 10:00 a.m.

Whisk away to a time when Chicago’s rich and famous caroused on the coast. More

July 9th

Walking Tour | Pilsen Murals

07/09 10:00 a.m.

Walk through Pilsen with local guide Luis Tubens and get the larger meaning behind the artwork in Chicago’s capital of Mexican cultures. More

July 9th

Walking Tour | Historic Old Town

07/09 10:00 a.m.

From postfire recovery to the hub of Chicago bohemianism in the 1960s and 1970s, Old Town reveals diverse stories about the city’s past. More
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The Teamsters Union in Chicago

Posted under Blog by Heidi Samuelson

In recognition of International Workers’ Day, we’re spotlighting the Teamsters Union and its history in Chicago. Historically, the term “teamsters” referred to commercial road transportation workers. Before 1945, most teamsters worked locally, driving “teams” of horses throughout Chicago. By the late twentieth century, national road networks enabled an interstate trucking industry, which employed many long-haul More

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