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Beach Coats, Shoes, and Robes, Please: Shoreline Motel Ephemera
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Chicago’s Forgotten Fountains
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2017 Event and Tour Season
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Building New: 25 Years of the Harold Washington Library Center
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That Not-So-Great Street: State Street in Transition
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Chicago’s Glass Block Part I – 1893, Early Glass Block, and Prism Glass
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Uncovering Forgotten Chicago Through Research and Events
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Sharply Defined Masses: The Forgotten Work of James F. Eppenstein, Part 3
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Bridgeport’s Chicago & Alton Railroad Bridge
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July 30: Division Street Walking Tour (Sold Out)

August 13: Jane Byrne Interchange Walking Tour

August 20: 35th Street Walking Tour

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Images of America: Avondale and Chicago's Polish Village


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