Photograph shows a band playing at the exercises held on the steps of City Hall, New York City on September 14, 1918 in commemoration of the one hundredth anniversary of the writing of "The Star Spangled Banner." Library of Congress

How A Boring Cubs World Series Game In Chicago Turned The ‘Star-Spangled Banner’ Into A Sports Game Staple

The national anthem was around before the 1918 World Series, but the crowd's response in Chicago during that game made it what it is today, experts say.

Bridgeport, Chinatown, McKinley Park Primary category in which blog post is published
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Kitten Trapped In Car’s Engine Rescued By Ukrainian Village Neighbors

A neighbor who cares for a feral cat colony alerted Animal Control and cops for help, to no avail. It took a nearby vet tech and the car's owner to save it.

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Social Distancing Is A Privilege — And More Black And Latino Chicagoans Died Because They Couldn’t, Study Says

That translated into neighborhoods with more Black and Latino residents seeing more COVID-19 deaths in the spring, according to the study.

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Free Christmas Trees Available Saturday In Englewood

The giveaway, courtesy of the Pastors of Englewood, starts noon Saturday.