Ever wonder what’s under the surface of Lake Michigan? Recent ice thaws have left the lake crystal clear, revealing some of the many shipwrecks it’s seen through the years.
There are already nearly 12,000 followers of a Twitter feed launched just last September and dedicated to Chicago.
Throughout the years, epidemics and plagues have shaken up societies and cultures around the world.
History buff Andrew Shears doesn’t really live in an alternate reality, but he does like to imagine what the United States might look like if one added small twists to historical events.
Visiting local restaurants and bars is one of the best parts about traveling. Check out any of these old bars – most of which are older than America.
The Field Museum is all about history, so here’s a little history about the Field Museum. The museum was first incorporated into the State of Illinois on September 16, 1893 as part of an outgrowth of the World’s Columbian Exposition held in Chicago in 1893…
With the start of the NATO summit in Chicago just a few days away from beginning, here is a look back at the beginnings of the multinational alliance.
Ever wondered how Valentine’s Day started? We’ve got the answer for you…
WSCR-670 AM The Score has grown from a low-budget startup to a powerhouse in 20 years on the air in Chicago.
Labor Day facts to make you the Resident Smarty Pants at your weekend BBQ.
Since 1853, the Graue Mill in Oakbrook, Illinois, has been grinding out cornmeal, its traditional grist wheel spinning to the ebb and flow of the picturesque Salt Creek. Visit it with your family for a historical flash from the past.
It’s Father’s Day weekend and if you are looking for something cool to do with dad and the family then we have the place for you. Lincoln Park is a city neighborhood that seems tailor-made for family fun.
Commemorate this Independence Day by reading a book written by a President of the United States. Our current and former Commanders in Chief have composed many memoirs, political and social writings and even works of […]
These early American history legends may be conventional wisdom, and some are even taught in school, but they definitely are not facts. The following myths originated from poems, stories that changed over time or historical […]
Father’s Day, the holiday set aside to celebrate dad, has been an institution for 101 years. But what is the evolution of Father’s Day? How did it become the holiday it is today? One Father’s Day historian offers his unique perspective on the third Sunday in June and after you read this, you too will be a Father’s Day expert.
It’s the matchup that people dreamed of once all six NFC playoff teams had secured their seeds.