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History

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A Crew to Remember

A new documentary catches up with members of the Manley High School team, which rowed its way to stardom from Chicago’s West Side in 1999.

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How Nixon Used the ‘68 Riots to Flip Illinois

After unrest on the West Side following MLK’s assassination — and later at the DNC — Illinois went to the Republicans, who won the state in six consecutive elections.

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The Battle That Chicago Forgot

Years before the Haymarket Affair, 30 Chicagoans were killed by police during America’s first-ever nationwide strike in 1877. But the spot where the most blood was shed bears no mark of what happened there.

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