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Chicago and Northern Illinois History

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History web ring celebrating the rich and diverse history of Chicago and the Northern Illinois Counties of Boone, Cook, DeKalb, DuPage, Kane, Kankakee, Kendall, Lake, McHenry, Winnebago and Will. Any sites which contain historical information of places or events are welcome, including municipalities, history and genealogy sites, museums, libraries, colleges, and personal pages that contain historical information. Explore your heritage!

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   Chicago, Rail Capital Preview Go
In the late 1940's Chicago was the nation's railroad capital, today Chicago is freight, commuters and a greatly-reduced number of intercity passengers
   Chicago Rail Fair of 1948-1949 Preview Go
In a recent National Railway Historical Society Bulletin I read that at the time of the Chicago Rail Fair of 1948, Chicago had 22 Class 1 railroads, 9 switching/terminal roads; 6 industrial railroads and 3 suburban (interurban) roads. I have searched for all the information available on this memorable event.
   Chicago Bypass Preview Go
A Chicago Bypass is all about getting railroad freight around Chicago instead of going through Chicago (with the resulting delays and pollution). Lots on car pollution in Chicago. Lots of energy saved.

   Chicago River and Indiana Railroad Preview Go
The Chicago River & Indiana Railroad and the Chicago Junction Railway controlled access to the Chicago Union Stock Yards district. They were part of the New York Central System. Includes the Indiana Harbor Belt.
   Elgin, Joliet & Eastern, The J Preview Go
The Elgin, Joliet & Eastern, runs a huge circle around Chicago, crossing every line entering the Chicago terminal. In addition, it serves great industries, like US Steel's Gary Works.
   The Chicago History Blog Preview Go
Eclectic collection of posts and articles on the general history of Chicago and its neighborhoods. Posts include encyclopedia entries on Chicago, descriptions from vintage books and newspapers, and interesting old photographs.
   Chicagoland History Preview Go
Historical photos, information, nostalgia and tidbits of interest from all around Chicagoland!
   Uptown Theatre, Chicago Preview Go
This site is the online home of Friends of the Uptown, a volunteer advocacy group founded in 1998 to help support and promote the Uptown Theatre, Chicago. See Uptown Adviser for more!
   Eastland Memorial Society Preview Go
The Eastland Memorial Society is dedicated to provide information and support for descendants of Eastland disaster victims and survivors, to promote historical knowledge and remembrance of the disaster, and to plan and facilitate activities and projects which contribute to the commemoration of the disaster, which occurred on July 24, 1915.
   Vintage Illinois Postcard Search Preview Go
Illinois photo postcards, private mailing cards, classic linen and chrome cards, or even rare undivided backs

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