Neighborhoods in the Archives: Uptown

An archivist from CPL’s Northside Neighborhood History Collection shares images of Chicago’s Uptown neighborhood in the 1980s and 1990s from the Robert W. Krueger Photograph Collection. Included are images of some of Uptown’s more well-known landmarks as well as less famous locations that played important roles in the daily lives of community members. Tune in…
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1993, Another Summer, Sound of Chicago’s Funky Drummer

What was Chicago like in 1993? Utilizing Chicago Tribune articles, author and urbanologist Max Grinnell looks into news stories about Cabrini Green, the new Comiskey Park, public schools, and other matters to talk about the cultural and social milieu around the city. Along the way, we'll also check in at the Chicago Bulls 1993 championship rally, listen…
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Neighborhood Tour: The Communion Around Beverages

In Bedrock Faith, people gather. Some people gather around martinis. Other people gather around beer. And still others gather around other beverages. This guided tour through Chicago talks about why Windy City residents of legal age gather around in lounges, taverns and other places for cold libations and conversation with others. Join us for virtual…
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