Downtown was greatly damaged in the Great Chicago Fire, leading to the city imposing "fire limits" where you couldn't construct predominantly wooden buildings.Wikimedia Commons

Great Chicago Fire Killed 300, Caused Major Damage 147 Years Ago (PHOTOS)

Oct. 8-10 marks the 147th anniversary of the fire that destroyed Downtown Chicago.

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Goose Island Ends Distribution Of Honkers Ale, The Beer That Put It On The Map

Once one of Goose Island's best selling beers, Honkers Ale is now moving to brewpub-only status.

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Joe Moreno’s Bad Behavior ‘An Open Secret’ In 1st Ward, Opponent Says After Alderman’s Ex-Aide Accuses Him Of Sexual Harassment

One of Moreno's ex-aides claims the alderman once asked his staffers to take their shirts off at a bar for a pay raise "contest." Meanwhile Moreno blasted the "absurd, false charges."

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Huge ‘Marry Me’ In Maggie Daley Park That Captured Downtown’s Attention (And Heart) Was ‘A Labor Of Love’

The massive proposal took six hours of clearing snow, said newly minted fiance Bob Lempa.