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Field Museum Offers A Closer Look At 1893 World's Fair Spectacle

Posted 10.24.2013 | Chicago

One of the most important cultural events in Chicago's history is taking center stage at a new exhibition at one of the city's most iconic museums. ...

World's Fair 'Fountain Girl' Fountain Returns After Decades Away

Posted 10.03.2013 | Chicago

Story by Paul Biasco, courtesy DNAinfo Chicago: LINCOLN PARK — A fountain that was originally intended to provide attendees of the 1893 World's C...

The World's Fair Project: An Introduction (PHOTOS)

Jade Doskow | Posted 01.15.2012 | Arts
Jade Doskow

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The Push to the Finish Continues

Patrick Ryan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Patrick Ryan

If we win the Games, the financial and social benefits generated would be tremendous--jobs, economic development, affordable housing, improved parks, and sports programs for thousands and thousands of kids.

Looking at Chicago History Through the Keyhole of Private Clubs

Howard Wolinsky | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Howard Wolinsky

The clubs played a role in shaping the city of Chicago over the past 140 years, helping transform a rough-and-tumble prairie town to a sophisticated and still rough-and-tumble world city.