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Episode 509 - Clifton Wooldridge, Chicago's Real-Life Sherlock Holmes

There wasn’t a more effective police officer on the force during his tenure, and if anyone back then didn’t believe it, they could just ask him. Today we’re discussing Clifton R. Wooldridge, Chicago’s Real-Life Sherlock Holme...

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June 25, 2022

Episode 509 - Clifton Wooldridge, Chicago's Real-Life Sherlock Holmes

There wasn’t a more effective police officer on the force during his tenure, and if anyone back then didn’t believe it, they coul…

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June 18, 2022

Episode 508 - Herrin Coal Massacre of 1922, The

The 100th anniversary of the most violent labor battle in the U.S. is June 22, 2022. This is the story of the Herrin Coal Massacr…

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June 14, 2022

BONUS EPISODE - The Dick Biondi Film with director Pam Pulice

One of the best known radio disc jockeys in Chicago's history is the subject of a new documentary - The Dick Biondi Film. The fil…

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June 11, 2022

Episode 507 - Lincoln Park Zoo

It isn’t the oldest one or the largest one in America, but the awesome one here in Chicago does have a fascinating history. Today…

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June 4, 2022

Episode 506 - Missing Sunbathers of the Indiana Dunes, The

It was supposed to be a leisurely day spent on the beach along Lake Michigan by three friends, but before the sun set, the trio o…

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May 28, 2022

Episode 505 - Chicago History At The Movies: The Untouchables 35th An…

In June 1987, director Brian De Palma’s gangster-themed film set in Chicago was released to movie theaters. In this episode, Chic…

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