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.

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Webster Street Bridge Will Close During Daytime Hours Starting Monday

Crews will work 9:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Monday through Friday until Nov. 25.

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2-Floor, Massive Christmas Bar In Wrigleyville Is Returning In November

Christmas Club will return with themed food and drinks, decorations and holiday music on Nov. 20.

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High Lake Levels Are Pushing City To Prepare For A Dangerous Winter And A Precarious Future

Chicago's needed lakefront repairs are in the billions of dollars. “The work we are talking about is with a 'B' and not an 'M' when it comes to money,” Ald. Harry Osterman (48th) told residents Monday night.