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BONUS EPISODE: City Cast Chicago and Bally's

On Wednesday, 5/11, I was a guest on the City Cast Chicago podcast discussing the 90 year history of Bally's (pinball, slot machines, arcade games, Six Flags, casinos, and Bally's Total Fitness) and how that all got started h...

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May 15, 2022

BONUS EPISODE: City Cast Chicago and Bally's

On Wednesday, 5/11, I was a guest on the City Cast Chicago podcast discussing the 90 year history of Bally's (pinball, slot machi…

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May 14, 2022

Episode 503 - Edgewater Beach Hotel, The

It was known as the Queen of the Lakefront, a resort hotel unlike any other, offering guests luxury and entertainment by some of …

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May 7, 2022

Episode 502 - Leo Koretz, Chicago's Greatest Swindler

They called him “The Oil King” and the “New Rockefeller.” He was charming, generous, the life of the party, and by all appearance…

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April 30, 2022

Episode 501 - Wingfoot Express Air Disaster, The

Like something out of a Michael Bay movie, a crash in downtown Chicago became America’s first civil aviation catastrophe. Today w…

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April 23, 2022

Episode 425 - Navy Pier

It is one of the most popular tourist destinations not only in Chicago but in all of Illinois, although its use has changed numer…

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April 16, 2022

Episode 424 - Marx Brothers in Chicago, The

They were some of the biggest comic actors of their time, influencing comedians for generations to come. Today we’re talking abou…

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