Myths Debunked, History Examined, And Lessons Learned Upon The 150th Anniversary Of The Great Chicago FireThis week marks the 150th anniversary of the city’s signature disaster.
150 Years Ago, Great Chicago Fire Shaped The City Of TodayThe catastrophe sparked a new approach to construction, city planning and fire prevention.
Historic Near North Side Row Houses Spared From Demolition, But Where Is The Money Investors Spent On Skyscraper Plan?The three former row houses, which have been transformed into a mix of restaurants and businesses, sit on the corner of Superior and Wabash.
Neighborhood Guide: The LoopHere's where you can grab a drink, see a show and more in Chicago's historic Loop neighborhood.
Amazing Images Of Great Chicago Fire, Courtesy Of New YorkWithin the newly opened digital archives of the New York Public Library, are hundreds of images taken after the Great Chicago Fire of 1871.
A History Lover's Travel Guide To ChicagoThe Chicago Water Tower, Grant Park and Wrigley Field are among the must see attractions in Chicago for history lovers.
Weather, Electrical Problems Dampen Chicago Fire Festival The Chicago River was a-flame Saturday night to commemorate the Great Chicago Fire.
Festival Commemorating Great Chicago Fire To Feature Flammable Houses Floating On Chicago River It was a day like all days on the Chicago River with kayaks, ducks, sightseeing boats and a barge hauling three story book mansions destined to be burned down this Saturday night.
10 Things You Didn't Know About ChicagoMany know Chicago is known as "the Windy City" and Wrigley Field is one of America's oldest baseball stadiums, but there are a lot of other things about this great city that are not widely known.
Harold Washington Library Displays Books Key To City's First LibraryPillows at the Harold Washington Library Center cushion the display of two books donated by Queen Victoria, who sparked British contributions to Chicago's first free public library.
Emanuel Aide Defends Cost Of New Great Chicago Fire FestivalAt City Council budget hearings on Wednesday, a top city official defended the $1 million price tag for a highly-touted new city festival next year, four years after the city ended the popular, and much cheaper, Venetian Night festival.
Chicago Fire Festival To Light Up The Chicago River Next YearThe “Great Chicago Fire Festival” will launch in October 2014, and feature acrobatic performances, live music, and a river parade of art, dance, and fire.
Firefighters Remind Homeowners To Check Smoke DetectorsCal Ripken Jr., a calf, the Energizer Bunny and Chicago Fire Commissioner Jose Santiago teamed up on Michigan Avenue Monday in front of a mock-up of Ms. O’Leary's famous barn, to promote fire safety and battery sales, with the end of Daylight Saving Time approaching next month.