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Martin Luther King Jr.’s 1966 Chicago Campaign

In August 1966, the Chicago Freedom Movement, Martin Luther King’s campaign to break the grip of segregation, reached its violent culmination. Fifty years on, the struggle continues.

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Why Is McDonald’s Moving from the Suburbs to the City?

The burger giant is pulling up stakes in Oak Brook and heading downtown, following the tracks of many large corporations. They’re trying to court young talent—like they did in the 1970s, when they put a swag bachelor pad in the middle of their chic open office.

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Why Can’t We Have the Lucas Museum?

The passionate beliefs of an aggressively capitalist Supreme Court justice, a stubborn department store magnate, and an environmentalist law professor somehow combined, over the course of more than a century, to keep a museum off a parking lot in Chicago.

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