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Do You Remember the Measles Outbreak of 1989?

The deadly, highly contagious virus infected thousands of people in Illinois, hitting poor neighborhoods in Chicago the hardest, leading to new initiatives and laws that technically eliminated the disease.

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What the Blizzard of 1979 Was Like

It was so bad, Bill Kurtis and Walter Jacobson hosted an hour-long live call-in show that allowed residents to bombard top bureaucrats with questions, capturing history (and the collapse of a mayoral administration) as it happened.

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