Afternoon Briefing: This Day in Chicago’s History


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Today marks the anniversary of two major events in the city’s history: the 1967 Blizzard and the 1986 Super Bowl victory of the Chicago Bears.

See historic photos of the worst snowstorm ever recorded in Chicago, View the top page of Tribune Let’s take a look at January’s coldest and snowiest day. Then you can: Browse excerpts From the Tribune’s Super Bowl XX winning edition.

The Tribune’s Kori Rumore and Marianne Mather delve into these gems each week in the Vintage Chicago Tribune Newsletter. This is a deep dive into the archives featuring photos and stories about the people, places and events that shape Chicago’s past, present and future. Sign up Receive our newsletter every week in your inbox.

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Mayor Lori Lightfoot speaks at the reelection petition launch party at Plumbers Local 130 in West Loop, Chicago, August 30, 2022.

Mayor Lori Lightfoot’s student recruitment campaign efforts are being investigated by CPS Inspector General Will Fletcher and Chicago IG Deborah Wittsburgh. Please check this out for details.

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A 7-bedroom, 25,000-square-foot Lincoln Park mansion is on the market at a record $50 million asking price.

The $15 million markdown, representing a 33% markdown, is the largest single housing markdown in the history of the Chicago area. Please check this out for details.

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The Chicago Blackhawks logo is illuminated as the ice is smoothed ahead of the game against the Nashville Predators at the United Center in Chicago on April 23, 2021.

Harms will be remembered through a trading card series by Upper Deck commemorating eight indigenous players called First Peoples Rookie Cards. Please check this out for details.

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Hubbard Street Dance Company's upcoming Choreographer Azul Burton (Center) is seen with Artistic Director Linda Dennis Fisher Harrell inside the Hubbard Street Dance Studios in Chicago on January 11, 2023.

“Azur is one of the most important choreographers of the 21st century,” said Linda-Dennis Fisher-Harrell, Hubbard Street Artistic Director. Please check this out for details.

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Vice President Kamala Harris pays tribute to the victims of last week's mass shooting at a memorial outside Star Dance Studios in Monterey Park, Calif., Jan. 25, 2023.

The 72-year-old gunman who killed 11 people by spraying a ballroom dance hall in Southern California with bullets was not known to be related to the victims, and investigators are trying to determine a motive for the massacre, he said. Los Angeles County sheriff said. Please check this out for details.

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