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6 years ago
West Town
Are you thinking of Jupiter's?
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6 years ago
West Town
When I was growing up in West Town it was a Sunday morning ritual after going to 9AM mass at Holy Innocents we'd stop at DeMar's at Paulina & Chicago for breakfast and then hit the Hub bakery for fresh bread and pasteries on the way home.
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6 years ago
West Town
bump
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6 years ago
West Town
bump
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6 years ago
West Town
This I crazy, I had to go back six pages before I found real content from us users.
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6 years ago
West Town
I'm not an IT person, but couldn't they make the site where you would need a log on and password to get on?. I know it would be a hassle, but to get away from these dam spammers it be worth it.
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7 years ago
West Town
I remember both crashes as well. If you go on e-bay do a search of Chicago Police Helicopter. There are several pictures of both crashes from the Tribune along with PR pictures of the CPD helicopters. Sadly there is a picture from 1958 of Officer Baldy and another officer posing next to the WGN copter announcing the beginning of radio traffic reports.
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7 years ago
West Town
The Southeast Corner of Fullerton & Cicero from early 80's to the early 90's was a walk up & drive up for Cragin Federal Savings. I worked for them from 1985 thru the take over by LaSalle Bank (ABN-AMRO) until I was laid off in 2007 when they were bought by Bank of America. The location was closed and relocated to 5525 W. Diversey.
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7 years ago
West Town
Congress Bowl on Milwaukee Ave. had bowling alleys on the 2nd & 3rd floors. Marina City Bowl was on the second floor of the smaller building besides the towers.
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7 years ago
West Town
Yep, Not to far from Malec's Funeral Home. My parents got the flowers for me & my brothers first holy communion at Holy Innocents from there and flowers for my mothers funeral.
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7 years ago
West Town
My memory is kinda fuzzy, but I seem to recall in the late 60's they had some kind of facility in the Ogden/Grand Ave. area. We thought it was cool to walk by when they had the overhead doors open and see them working on Christmas displays and snag stuff from their dumpsters.
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7 years ago
West Town
Sorry, I went on their website and as far as Salerno products they only list the Butter Cookies, still it might be worth a shot.
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7 years ago
West Town
I don't know if they are still in business, but not to far from the old Maurice Lennel factory at 3829 N. Harlem is The Cookie Store. They carrry Maurice Lennel & Jay's products. They have a web site www.chicagocookiestore.com
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7 years ago
West Town
Grew up in West Town. The one by our house was Bruno's on Wood St. just South of Huron St. Comic books and magazines hanging from a wire over the glass cases that held penny candy. Two coolers with ice cold soda. Nickel and dime size candy bars and potatoe chips. Chest freezers with all kinds of ice cream. I liked the cups. Remember the wodden "paddle" spoons used to eat them? Two phone
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8 years ago
West Town
In High school I started as a stock boy at the Oakley Pharmacy (Chicago & Oakley), then as an Andy Frain Usher. Graduating High School I worked at Weiboldt's, Schwinn Bicycle Co., Oscar Mayer & Co., Bankers Life & Casualty, Cragin Federal Savings, Which was bought out by LaSalle Bank and in turn Bank of America who laid me off (along with 6,000 other employees in Illinois and Michigan)
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9 years ago
West Town
There is an excellent article in the Feature section on the main page called Remnants of the L By Terance Banich. He goes into great detail about the old elevated lines and has a lot of photos including a few of the bridge.
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9 years ago
West Town
Rusty Thank you. That would have made sense. 1829 was a large 6 flat (or larger) two doors down from when we lived at 1825. Could you please tell me the addresses of the other two Joseph Kaczynski's you found in the 1951 directory? Thank you again for you help, Joe
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9 years ago
West Town
Rusty, could you please look up Joseph or Josef Kaczynski for an adress on Haddon or the 1800 block of W. Huron? I remember as a kid in the 60's living at 1825 W. Huron St. (MOnroe 6-4912). My Mother told me before I was born in 1957 they had lived at two other Addressses in the 1800 block and when they came to Chicago after the war they lived on Haddon Ave.. Thank you!
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9 years ago
West Town
I worked as a security guard for Schwinn from 1978 to 1980. We had a 6 story warehouse. It used two adresses, 3701 W. Cortland & 1836 N. Lawndale. We had a rail spur that curved into our property right near the Western end of the Bloomingdale line. It was an elevated spur that lined up to the second floor of the building's west side to a series of overhead doors on the loading dock that would
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9 years ago
West Town
I remember Deitch's pharmacy (still there) the at Wood St. & Chicago Ave. Futher west on Chicago Ave. at Oakley there was the Oakley Pharmacy. My first job was there as a stock boy / delivery boy. That was another thing from the past, drug stores that made deliveries!
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9 years ago
West Town
In the 60's, Mickey's on Ashland Ave. one or two block's North of Chicago Ave. I remember the old red Jeep that used to sit out front for deliveries. Not great but good pizza.
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9 years ago
West Town
I think there was a Community store on the Northwest corner of Chicago Ave. & Hermitage.
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9 years ago
West Town
I think there were a couple of Wimpy's Hamburgers in the Loop as well :-)
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9 years ago
West Town
I grew up in the West Town neighborhood in the 1960's near Huron & Wood. We had two choices within easy walking distance of home. The Hub on Chicago Ave. just east of Wood St. & the Alvin also on Chicago Ave. just west of Ashland across from Goldblatts. Those were the days :-). We moved in the early 70's to the Portage Park area. I remember going to the Will Rogers on Belmont (also acr
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10 years ago
West Town
I worked for ABN-AMRO which was the parent company of LaSalle Bank until they sold out to Bank of America around 2007. When I worked there it was called the "Vault" and your right it was wonderful! Big salad bar, sandwich stations, stir fry stations. Employees got a discount, but it was also open to the public as well and the prices were reasonable. My bet is the new owners (Bank of Ame
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10 years ago
West Town
Was Falstaff a Chicago Beer? I rememeber Harry Carey in the early 70's while he was still the Sox broadcaster hawking it before he became a "Bud" man.
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10 years ago
West Town
I remember the Hub bakery in the 1700 block of Chicago Ave. it was next door or one door down from the Hub Theater. There was another bakery further east on the south side of Chicago Ave. It was under where the old El tracks were. both places had great rye bread and rolls.
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10 years ago
West Town
Jubilee's Gas for Less on the east side of Ashland between Huron & Erie. Almost kiddie corner from Duk's Hot Dog stand.
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10 years ago
West Town
If you look at the top of the windshield of car 5613 in the picture you can see the beat tag 140? the last number is cut out. In the days of the single rotating light the beat tags were placed either in the top of the windshield or back window. Lately on E-Bay the Chicago Tribune has had a ton of Chicago Police photos from their archive for sale or auction. A lot of neat squad car pictures include
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10 years ago
West Town
Kchi, I want to say the fireman was Ken Little, I can still hear Eddie's voice "Ken Little Senior Fire Alarm Operator and unofficial historian for the Chicago Fire Department". I maybe mistaken but was the second person a Fire or Police Dept. Chaplin? I LOVED and looked forward to when Eddie had the Chicago Shows. West Town
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