Chicago Today Newspaper, The adventures of a paper boy
Date: January 08, 2015 10:50PM
My brother and I had a Chicago Today Paper route, when we were kids. I still have many memories of those days.Our route was from 67th.st. to 69yh.st. and Marshfield and Paulina. We had about 52 people on our route. We had to ride our bikes to a green garage ,on 69th.st between Western ave. and California ave.to pick up our papers. The garage must of been the areas office. A man name Harry was in charge.We would roll up our papers there, with those little green rubber bands.Sunday morning papers were delivered around 6:30 ,and weekdays were delivered after school,around 3;00 o clock. Tuesday night we went out to collect the money. Each stop was a new adventures,we would wait at the front door, on maybe step inside. Each family was different,most vary friendly. One of our favorite stops was Mr. Fogerty. He lived on the second floor, on the south east corner of 68th. and Paulina. It always sounded like he was tumbling down the stairs. The Chicago Today paper closed down around 1972, Papers are delivered from cars,out here in the suburbs. In plastic bags,tossed in the driveway.To bad its not safe anymore,for kids to deliver papers. I would of liked to see my sons work that old route..