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Paul Durica and Bill Savage Member Picks Recommended

When: Sat., June 1, 1 p.m. 2013

"Chicago has been called, in its time, the wickedest city in the world, and somehow or other (in exactly what manner it matters not) the impression has gone abroad that it is really a very wicked place indeed." And yet: "It is possible for a perfectly moral person, one used to all the refinement and peace of the most law-abiding and self-respecting of communities, to spend any length of time in Chicago without being contaminated by the evil that may be found easily enough if sought. This statement is made with due consideration and careful thought. It may seem a bold one, but it is true, nevertheless." This bold statement is to be found in the amazingly boosterific Chicago by Day and Night: The Pleasure Seeker's Guide to the Paris of America, a guidebook published for the benefit of visitors to the World's Columbian Exposition of 1893, held, of course, in this very wicked city. Continue reading >>


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