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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CPS Dodged Reforming Police In Schools For Two Years, Inspector General Says. Now, District Vows To Do Better

For five hours Thursday, aldermen grilled CPS and CPD officials about why they failed to address concerns about police in city schools.

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Chicagoans Flock To Closed Beaches, But City Plans To Kick Them Out This Weekend

The city's "social distance ambassadors" weren't having much luck clearing Montrose Beach Thursday. “We tried telling them but they ignored us."

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Want To Stop The Violence? Keep Showing Up, Pastor Says While Bringing Food, Other Essentials To South Siders

The Trap Pastor will return to his outpost near Moran Park on Friday at 3:30 to give out hot dogs, hamburgers, groceries, masks and baby items for those in need.