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Episode 523 - Chicago's Seedy Motel Row

The rise of motels along Chicago’s landscape brought many things – convenience, freedom, less expensive lodging than fancy hotels downtown – but in some areas, it also brought crime. Today we’re talking about Chicago’s Seedy ...

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Oct. 1, 2022

Episode 523 - Chicago's Seedy Motel Row

The rise of motels along Chicago’s landscape brought many things – convenience, freedom, less expensive lodging than fancy hotels…

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Sept. 24, 2022

Episode 522 - Chicago History Minis - Hoosier Slide, Clara Peller, an…

Today I’ve got three Chicago History Mini episodes for you, including the Hoosier Slide, Clara Peller, and G.V. Black Want to hel…

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Sept. 17, 2022

Episode 521 - Repurposed Buildings of Chicago

Structures get torn down in Chicago all the time, but what about the buildings that just... become something else? Want to help s…

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Sept. 13, 2022

EXTRAS - Episode 513 - Chicago's Mass Transit Decoy Squad of the 1970s

Extras from episode 513 - Chicago's Mass Transit Decoy Squad of the 1970s. A little more on the 1960s TUF Squad, Jimmy Davern and…

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Sept. 10, 2022

Episode 520 - Goldblatt's and the South Chicago Bomber

In the second half of the 1960s, a series of explosive devices began showing up on the south side of Chicago, some of them with l…

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Sept. 3, 2022

Episode 519 - Hairtrigger Block - Debauchery and Murder in Chicago

Rough and tumble doesn't begin to describe Chicago in the 1850s and 1860s. Want to help support the show? Buy me a coffee! https:…

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