When the Democratic National Convention came to town 50 years ago this month, sparking mass protests and mayhem, a young photographer found himself in the midst of it all. Here he shares his images for the first time.
Before the city gave much thought to preserving its architectural gems, Richard Nickel devoted his life to saving them. His writings, sketches, and photos—now presented in a new book—offer a fresh view of a Chicago original.
A trove of negatives chronicling the reversal of the Chicago River reveals a gritty city on the make—and a haunting landscape beyond Chicago that’s been lost forever
FROM FEBRUARY 2002: Sixty years ago this June, a German submarine dropped four Nazi agents on a darkened Florida beach.Among them was 22-year-old Herbert Haupt, the son of a German American family living on Chicago’s North Side. Haupt was part of a terrorist team a band of saboteurs with plans to blow up American bridges and factories. When apprehended, Haupt claimed he was just a homesick young man caught up in the maelstrom of war. But a secret military tribunal convicted Haupt and sent him to the electric chair. This startling story from Chicago’s past offers an eerie foreshadowing of today’s issues.