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December 5th

Virtual Tour | Chicago’s Prohibition Story

12/05 3:00 p.m.

Author and historian Paul Durica leads this virtual visit to Chicago of the 1920s and ’30s when Prohibition changed business, culture, and daily life. More

    December 12th

    Virtual Tour | Union Station

    12/12 3:00 p.m.

    Join guide Brian Boland to find out why Union Station was once called a “city within a city” and learn the hidden stories that go unseen by thousands each day. More

      December 15th

      Virtual Tour | Old Town: Art, Music, and Theater

      12/15 4:00 p.m.

      From postfire recovery to the hub of Chicago bohemianism in the 1960s and 1970s, Old Town reveals diverse stories about the city’s past. More
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      28

      Happy National Chocolate Day!

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      While Chicago is commonly known as the “Hog Butcher for the World,” it has also been a prolific producer of sweets. An 1857 survey showed forty-six confectioners working in the city, seven of which were large-scale manufacturers with wholesale markets. By the end of the century, Chicago would become the largest producer of candy in More

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