Good afternoon, Chicago.
Today marks the anniversary of two big events in our city’s history: The Blizzard of 1967 and the Chicago Bears winning the Super Bowl in 1986.
See historic photos of the worst snowstorm on record in Chicago, view the front page of the Tribune and take a look at the city’s coldest and snowiest January days. Then, you can browse excerpts from the Super Bowl XX-winning edition of the Tribune.
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Lightfoot campaign defended emails seeking volunteers after CPS raised alarm; memos now subject of watchdog investigations
The effort by Mayor Lori Lightfoot’s campaign to recruit students is under investigation by CPS Inspector General Will Fletcher and Chicago IG Deborah Witzburg. Read more here.
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Lincoln Park mansion that once had a record-high price tag undergoes $15 million cut
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78 years later, Chicago Blackhawks forward John Harms finally gets his rookie card as part of a campaign to honor Indigenous players
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