Author: MediaComm

By John Fitzgerald, RP/WRHS Volunteer The latest lecture in our Living History series focused on “draining the swamp” that was Chicago. Because the low-lying north side of Chicago barely rose above the level of Lake Michigan, it had to be dried to be made livable. The story of draining the area was the subject of […]

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Ken Walchak, RPWRHS President

We are pleased to debut a new series on the website, We’re Your Neighbors! We’ll ask a different board member, staff, or volunteer questions about their life in the community and share their answers via the website and social media. We hope that this outreach effort will put a more personal face on the Historical Society and encourage our neighbors to say hello […]

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By Matthew Amyx As the guests entered the Tudor-style home on 2357 W. Chase Ave., their jaws dropped while their eyes swam in the waves of color, geometry, and contrast washing over them. Evocative paintings, sketches, and sculptures adorn nearly every inch of free space. Each turned corner reveals a different medium expertly mastered and […]

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