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Meet some of the people who made the Tribune at the Tower. Photos:
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As the Trib prepares to move out of Tribune Tower, take a look back at the history of "the world's most beautiful office building."
It isn't geographically accurate and it certainly wasn't approved by the city, but this rare 1931 map of Chicago's "Gangland" could be yours — for 20,000 pounds
Hot off the presses, or more accurately, fresh from a box unearthed today from the Tribune’s archives: Boxing legend Jack Johnson in an undated photo in Chicago. #JackJohnson #boxing #boxinghistory #legend
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Hello, friends! If you'd like to keep up with the interesting things we find in the @chicagotribune archives, please join us in our new Chicagoland history Facebook group
Chicago's Mayor "Big Bill" Thompson, right with baseball, and William Wrigley Jr., second from left, at opening for the #ChicagoCubs in 1927. #OpeningDay2018 #OpeningDay #FirstPitch
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Miller’s Pub, the historic Loop bar and restaurant founded in 1935, has reopened after a $1 million renovation
In The Colonel’s lair: plaster ceiling decoration celebrating his Yale secret society, Scroll and Key.
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The era of dogs at the Shedd Aquarium ended over the weekend, and with it ended the era of people being surprised to learn that the Shedd Aquarium has dogs
Iconic Wrigley Building expected to go up for sale, could fetch more than $200 million
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The 1923 "epic of the frozen north" — and the amazing newspaper race to get the story
From the archives: On Feb. 21, 1995, Chicagoan Steve Fossett became the first person to fly solo across the Pacific Ocean in a balloon
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It seems like it was just yesterday when Carson's Ribs opened at Wells and Ontario. But no worries, my rib-loving friends! They will be moving into a new home soon.
Shovel your neighbor's sidewalk, help push out a stuck car, and don't whine. Friends, here's a reminder from @MarySchmich about how the best Chicagoans handle snowstorms
My latest for the Tribune's wonderful Flashback section. Is there such a thing as the "archive beat"? I think I'm on it.…
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Alas, more newspapers are departing their landmark homes. Architecture critic @BlairKamin explains why that matters:
How Col. McCormick set the stage for the Pentagon Papers court victory
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From the archives: On Jan. 16, 1967, McCormick Place was destroyed by a fire. One person, a security guard, died in the blaze. Read more about the night McCormick Place burned here:
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On the top of a hill on Chicago's Far South Side there sits an ancient castle
The clock is ticking on our time in Tribune Tower. Critic @BlairKamin writes the move offers a lesson on the illusion of architectural permanence
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My friends at @ChiTribLife have released another installment in their list of 200 things every Illinoisan should do — or see, eat or drink — at least once in a lifetime
Take a look back at some of the best, most compelling images @ChiTribPhoto captured in 2017
Vandals shatter nearly 160-year-old stained glass window to break into and ransack Chicago's second oldest church
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Friends, your next chance to tour the @chicagotribune printing plant is coming up in a month!
It’s the end of an era. After nearly 70 years of being held at the Museum of Science and Industry, the Chicago Public Schools science fair will have to find a new home after next year.
From the archives: On Dec. 11, 1921, gangster "Terrible Tommy" O'Connor escaped from the Cook County Jail days before he was to be executed. He was never caught. Read more about the escape here:
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Mitch Dydo, a longtime Tribune copy desk chief, has died at 73: "His encyclopedic knowledge of the Chicago area was legendary and the next best thing to a vaccine against error"
How fascinating — hundreds of letters written during World War II, mostly by members of a single Rockford family, are again seeing the light of day after turning up in an unclaimed storage unit
John B. Anderson, an Illinois Republican who cultivated a free-thinking reputation during his 20 years in the U.S. House of Representatives, and who mounted a serious third-party bid for the White House in 1980, has died.
50 years ago, Francis Brenton sailed a catamaran from #LakeMichigan to #Senegal in a catamaran he fashioned from a canoe and a pontoon. The harrowing journey ended up taking 106 days, far longer than the 45 days he predicted. See the journey:
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How marvelous! My friends at @ChiTribPhoto had the camera rolling as Chicago's Christmas tree went up this year.
The Chicago Tribune will move to Prudential Plaza in early 2018 after 93 years in the paper’s namesake tower at 435 N. Michigan Avenue
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Downtown's ice skating rinks — including my personal favorite, the McCormick Tribune Ice Rink at Millennium Park — open Friday
From the archives: On Nov. 10, 1975, the Edmund Fitzgerald sank in Lake Superior, killing all 29 aboard. It remains the largest ship to have sunk in the Great Lakes.
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How spectacular! A Greco-Roman style bathhouse is coming to Chicago. And they have red wine baths! I haven't had one of those in ages...
Restaurant critic @philvettel looks back at some of his favorite Chicago spots that are gone, but not forgotten
In 1914, an aviation pioneer brought his airship to Chicago and created one of the first aerial movies of the city. In 2017, we retraced his route:
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The World's Columbian Exposition came to an end on this day in 1893. Take a look back at the famed “White City”
Friends, we have the most spectacular footage coming to on Monday
My goodness, Chicago restaurants were awarded 33 Michelin stars this year — congratulations to all!
From the archives: On Oct. 14, 1912, Theodore Roosevelt was shot in the chest while campaigning in Milwaukee. He still gave his scheduled speech.
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Another Open House Chicago is upon us this weekend! Architecture critic @BlairKamin offers his recommendations
Friends, ask me your questions about our fair city, and you may see them answered in a future @chicagotribune story
From the archives: On Oct. 11, 1871, the first Tribune was published after the Great Chicago Fire, one day after the end of the blaze
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For 10 years, Illinois failed to screen newborns for Krabbe disease. For five families, the delay was devastating.
Ten years of blunders by Illinois government. Five children who could have been saved. Doomed by Delay: Read it tomorrow at
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Looking back at 40 years of Chicago Marathon moments: Dangerous heat, snow, controversy and the year it was canceled
Influential and controversial, admired and vilified, and seemingly forever young,#HughHefner was a Chicago original.
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If you’d like to enjoy some Cubs baseball in luxury at Wrigley Field, you’ll have to pony up.
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