University of Chicago carillonneur Joey BrinkHannah Steinkopf-Frank / Block Club Chicago

You Can Hear One Of The World’s Largest Instruments In Action This Week — And It’ll Be Festive, Of Course

The Laura Spelman Rockefeller Memorial Carillon was installed during the summer of 1932, and its 72 bells range from 10.5 to almost 37,000 pounds.

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This Very Tiny Guide To Chicago’s Music Scene Celebrates City’s Indie Record Stores And Venues

The hand-drawn mini guide highlights spots like The Hideout, Laurie’s Planet of Sound and The Empty Bottle.

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Wait, Are Two-Flats Only A Chicago Thing? Why These Uniquely Chicago Homes Have Thrived For A Century

Despite their history as affordable options for working families, two-flats are "in distress" as people convert them into single-family homes.