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Chicago Historical Society

Amidst Suburban Sprawl, An Indian Mound Miraculously Undisturbed

Daily Herald | Posted 07.21.2011 | Chicago

In 1919, a researcher for the Chicago Historical Society named Albert Scharf recorded the existence of an American Indian mound among the prairie land...

Why Chicago Is Really Called The Windy City

Chicago Reader | Robert Cass | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

"If you had always assumed that Chicago earned its nickname as the Windy City from the chilly gusts coming off Lake Michigan, you would be wrong. The ...