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By Jojo Galvan

January
10
January
10

The Bowman Dairy Company of Chicago

Posted under Collections by Jojo Galvan

January 11 is marked on the calendar as National Milk Day, commemorating the day the first glass bottled milk deliveries began en masse in the US, starting with the state of New York in 1878. And while Chicago’s strongest bovine association has been to the Union Stock Yard, the dairy industry was also a lucrative More

December
05
December
05

The Trianon Ballroom: What Would Have Been 100 Years

Posted under Research by Jojo Galvan

Chicago has had more than its fair share of big band and jazz dance halls across the city to accommodate nearly everyone’s musical taste. On December 6, 1922—100 years ago—at 62nd Street and Cottage Grove, in the Woodlawn neighborhood, the Trianon Ballroom opened its doors and counted itself among the city’s nightlife destinations. An undated More

October
25
October
25

Resurrection Mary, The Hitchhiking Ghost of Archer Avenue

Posted under Research by Jojo Galvan

This ghostly image was taken at the Electric Theater night club at 4812 North Clark St., Chicago, April 5, 1968. ST-10003431-0024, Chicago Sun-Times Collection, CHM Chicagoland has a lot of ghost stories, but none are as well-known as the infamous Resurrection Mary, the hitchhiking ghost who haunts the roadsides of Archer Avenue. Mary has different More

    September
    28
    September
    28

    The Chicago Tylenol Murders

    Posted under Research by Jojo Galvan

    Forty years ago today, a series of grim deaths in the Chicago metropolitan area gripped the nation, changing how American consumers buy over-the-counter medicine and the way public health officials respond to crisis situations. The Chicago Tylenol murders, as they’ve come to be known, began in the morning hours of September 28, 1982, with a More

    September
    23
    September
    23

    The Chicago 7 Trial

    Posted under Research by Jojo Galvan

    September 24, 1969, marked the beginning of one of the most infamous trials in U.S. history for eight (later seven) activists linked to the protests that took place in response to the 1968 Democratic National Convention, held in Chicago at the International Amphitheatre on August 26‒29. Eight defendants, Rennie Davis, David Dellinger, John Froines, Tom More

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