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Chicago Stories Every Day

March
30
March
30

The Ultimate Storyteller, John Prine

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Today, our hopes are with country folk singer-songwriter John Prine as he battles COVID-19. Born and raised in west suburban Maywood, Illinois, he was a prominent member of Chicago’s folk revival in the early 1970s. Prine is a masterful storyteller known for his humorous lyrics about love, life, and current events, as well as serious More

    March
    27
    March
    27

    From Meatpacking to Michelin Stars

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    Restaurants share stories and cultures through the ultimate human experience—breaking bread together. At first glance, one may equate Chicago with hot dogs, deep-dish pizza, and Italian beef sandwiches, but throughout the city, you can find Michelin-starred restaurants, innovative culinary experiences, and revolutionary cocktail bars. We’re even the host city for the James Beard Awards. Trace our More

      March
      26
      March
      26

      Take Me Out to the Ball Game!

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      Every spring, Chicagoans eagerly anticipate baseball season to fly the W, cheer on the good guys in black, and revel in the rivalry.  Since today was supposed to be the official opening day of Major League Baseball, we’re reliving our favorite—and even some not-so-great—memories of our beloved Cubs and Sox. Explore the blog. Opening Day More

        March
        25
        March
        25

        Happy Birthday to Gloria Steinem

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        Acclaimed journalist and author, award-winning producer, political activist, and undeterrable feminist organizer Gloria Steinem celebrates her 86th birthday today. Her long list of accolades and accomplishments continues to grow as she fights for equality around the world. Today, we recognize her contributions by revisiting her 1982 interview with Studs Terkel where they discuss the history More

          March
          24
          March
          24

          We’re in this together

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          To the Chicago History Museum community, As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to evolve, supporting our community in the fight to contain the virus is more important than ever. As the local medical community let it be known that PPE (personal protective equipment) was in short supply, we realized that getting the PPE that we use More

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