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    What happened to Chicago's Japanese community?

    What happened to Chicago's Japanese community?

    Lakeview once had a thriving Japanese community, but it fell victim to a push for assimilation. As one Japanese-American puts it: “You had to basically be unseen.”

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    Birdwatching Off The Beaten Path In Chicago

    Birdwatching Off The Beaten Path In Chicago

    Tips and tricks for spotting and enjoying birds in Chicago, from far flung marshes, to one birder’s window.

    • 18 分鐘
    How to Start a Community Garden in Chicago

    How to Start a Community Garden in Chicago

    Find out how the folks behind El Paseo Community Garden in Chicago's Pilsen neighborhood changed a contaminated site into a space for neighbors to grow plants, keep bees, meditate, and congregate.

    • 21 分鐘
    Chicago in 1910, and the City’s Long Rivalry with New York

    Chicago in 1910, and the City’s Long Rivalry with New York

    A tourist to Chicago in 1910 might have gone to see hogs being butchered, sought illicit pleasure in Chicago’s vice district, or simply enjoyed the majesty of Lake Michigan. We virtually explore those sites, and then trace the long history of Chicago’s rivalry with New York City.

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    Florence Price and the Chicago Black Renaissance

    Florence Price and the Chicago Black Renaissance

    As a classical composer and a Black woman, Florence Price blended African and European music into a new style of symphonic music.

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    Four Dances Invented in Chicago and One Traditional Dance Chicagoans Keep Alive

    Four Dances Invented in Chicago and One Traditional Dance Chicagoans Keep Alive

    We track down the band members, musicians and dancers who popularized dances in Chicago, and meet the people who keep La Danza Azteca alive in Pilsen.

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