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May 22th... This Chicago born actress hit it big in Hollywood!!!
She was a graduate of Farragut H.S. & attended Wright Jr College. In a trip to L.A., she & a girlfriend applied to be extra's for a movie. She was spotted by a talent agent & soon became one of Hollywood's best Stars. She's best known playing opposite William Holden in "Picnic", Frank Sinatra in "Pal Joey" & Tyrone Power in "Eddie Duchin Story". She made a lot more movies before retiring to Oregon, where she now spends her time as a "Artist". Can you name this Chicago gal, who hit it big inTinsle Town??? Answer in one week!!!
May 16th... Her foundation did a lot of great things for Chicago!!!
She was born on the Southside of Chicago, one of five kids of Irish born parents. She married one of the richest men in the USA. Her sister-in-law was the great actress "Helen Hayes". She was very close friends with the radio commentator "Paul Harvey". Her husband own the Bankers Life & Casualty Company & at his death was a "Billionaire". She, with his money, formed a foundation that each year gives away millions of dollars to produce quility programing on "WTTV" public television. Can you name this Chicago gal & the foundation named for her husband & herself??? Answer posted!!!
May 8th... Chicago Gangsters, known world wide. Name this one!!!
He was born in 1908 & commited his 1st crime @ the age of twelve. In his youth he was a car thief & worked for bootleggers. He helped his friend John Dillinger escape from Crown Point Jail using a wooden fake pistol. He became "notorious" when he began home invasions of wealthy North shore homes taking jewelry & others valuables. During one of his home invasions he got a very catchy "nickname" that described his appearance. He ended his career as a bank robber in several midwest States. He died in a shootout with the FBI & Police which is known as the "Battle of Barrington". Can you tell us the name of this Chicago Gangster & further tell us how he got the nickname that he's best known as?? Answer posted!!!!
May 1st...How about telling us who this Chicago funny man is!!!!
He was born in 1950 in the suburbs of Chi-town.. He attended Loyola H.S. & during the summer made money working as a "caddie" @ local golf courses.. He was a major comic contributor to Second City Theatre & later stared in NBC's "Saturday Night Live".. He made several major movies & his celebrity is known nation-wide. He loves the Cubs & Bears & is a part owner of the Ft Myers Miracle.. He & brothers (also actors) own a sucessful restaurant in the "Golf Hall of Fame Village".. He participates in as many celebrity golf outings as he can. Who is this famous Chicago comedian?? Answer posted!!!!
April 24th...Tell us who this Chicagoland born "Tycoon" is!!!
He was born in 1902 in Oak Park, Ill & attended Oak Park-River Forest H.S.. During his life he worked as a Pianist, Jazz Musician, Radio DJ & Saleman to many differant products. During WWI, he served in the same regiment as Walt Disney as a ambulance driver. In 1954, he hit it big, when he decided to get into the franchise business. Walt Disney was one of his 1st customers. His franchises went world wide & he became one of the richest men in USA.. He owed the San Diego Padres. "Willard Scott" created a franchise symbol that kids love still today..Can you name this tycoon, his franchise & the company symbol created by Willard Scott??? Answer posted!!!!
April 17th... Sports fans, tell us this Chicago born Hall of Fame star!!!!
He starred in football @ DeLaSalle & Notre Dame & was one of the 1st winners of the Outland Trophy..In 1946, he was drafted in the 1st round by George Halas.. He's in both the College & NFL Hall of Fame.. Can you name this Chicago athlete & further tell us the only other Chicago born athlete who won the "Outland Trophy"??? HINT-He attended Notre Dame too!!!!
April 10th... One of Chicago's leading family's!!!!
The "McCormic'k's", have been a powerhouse family in Chicago since 1847 when, Cyrus Hall McCormick, moved his family & business from Virginia to Chicago. Since then the McCormick family have had an influence that's affected all Chicagoans. The McCormick's own the Chicago Tribune, founded the New World Foundation & Chicago Cummunity Chest. They also are major donors to the Lab School @ Univ of Chgo. Can you tell us the invention & name the Company that gave the McCormick's its wealth that allowed it's influence on Chicago??? Answer in one week!!!!
April 3rd... It's Easter season & Chicago has it's own Saint!!!
Saint Francis Xavier Cabrini, was born in Italy in 1880,took her vows as a nun in 1877. She imigrated to the USA & Chicago in 1889. She founded the "Sisters of the Sacred Heart". During her lifetime she founded 67 orphanages in the USA. She was the 1st US Citizen canonized as a Saint. Can you tell us the name of the Pope, who canonized Sister Cabrini, & further tell us the location in Chicago of the National Shrine dedicated to her??? Answer posted!!!
March 27th.. Chi-town-been a long time since one of these folks been Mayor!!
Most folks living in Chicago have never seen a Republican Mayor during their lifetime. Can you name the last Republican Mayor & the last year he held his office??? Answer posted!!!
March 20th... Can you name this famous Chicago born comedian!!!
He was born & raised on the West side of Chicago in the Austin neighborhood & Oak Park. He's a St Ignatius H.S. grad & attended Loyola University where he studied law. He got his start in show business as a copy writer for Independant Chicago TV.. He had a knack for comedy & developed a comedy routine he preformed in local nighclubs.. He hit it big however, when he recorded his routine into a album. It sold millions & was a #1 hit on the charts beating out even "Elvis Presley". He went on to appear in several TV shows & major movies.. Can you name this muliple Emmy Award winning Comedian & tell us the name of his 1st Album??? Answer posted in Info/FAQ!!!!
March 13th... Chicago's best known Newspaper Writer, Mike Royko!!!
Mike Royko was born & raised in Chicago. During his career writing for the Sun Times & Chicago Tribune, he produced 7,500 columns that millions of readers enjoyed daily. He also made famous, the "Billy Goat Tavern" & the Chicago Cubs jink. He loved softball & BBQ ribs. He learned his trade as a reporter for the Air Force News. Can you tell us what local collage Mike Royko attended prior to enlisting in the Air Force??? Answer posted!!
March 6th... Charles Comiskey, ball park named for him, but did you know!!
Charles Comiskey also played & managed baseball prior to being the owner of the Chicago White Sox. Chuck Comiskey played for the St Louis Browns & Cincinnatti Reds, batting .264 life time average, with 1,530 hits. He also managed MLB for years prior to being the key figure in beginning the "American League" & owning the White Sox. Can you tell us what year the AL was started & give us Charles Comiskey's nickname??? Answer posted!!!
February 27th.. Siskel & Ebert, household names in Chi-Town!!!!
Roger Ebert, born in Urbana, Ill & Eugene Siskel, born in Chicago, are famous as the two film critics whose trade mark was the "tumbs up or down" review of movies. Their syndicated TV Show "At the Movies", was broadcasted by the Disney Corporation nation wide for several years. However, can you tell us the original name of thier "Movie Review" TV show which 1st boradcasted in 1976. Also the local TV station that gave these two Chicago legends thier start in the TV business??? Answer posted!!!
February 20th.. OK Ladies,, tell us who this famous Chicago female icon is!!!
She was born Ester Friedman in 1918 in Souix City, Iowa.. However she spent most of her life in Chicago and is known by many as "The Lady with All the Answers".. There is a street named after her close to where she worked on Michigan Ave on the near North side.. Her work is considered to be a "National Institution" & herself, a "Cultural Icon".. Can you tell us what work made this lady a household name in the USA?? Answer posted!!!!
February 13th.. See if you can tell us the name of this Chicago Company!!!
The founder of this company was born in 1874 in Stevensville, Ontario Canada & immigrated to USA in 1903. He began his business selling his food product door to door in Chicago. His 1st year, he lost $3,000 & a horse. After his four brothers joined the company & a patend to extend the shelf life of his product, his company prospered. In WWI, his company got it's big break & sold 5 million LBS of his product to the US Army.. Today, it's one of Chicago's largest employers and sells multiple food products to the entire world. Can you name this Chicago based Company & its founder??? Answer posted!!!
February 6th.. He created his own style of building homes!!!
He was born in Wisconsin in 1867, died in Arizona in 1959.. However, most of his life was spend in Chicago as a innovative architect.. His work was known to millions as the "Pririe Stlye".. He designed the Unity Temple in Oak Park, Guggenhiem museum in New York & the Pride Tower in Arizona. Can you name this famous Architect & the name of the firm(s) that gave him his start in Chicago??? Answer posted!!!!
January 30th.. The Chicago Cubs, lovable losers, but did you know!!!
That the Cubs in it's early days, with the likes of Cap Anson & pitcher Albert Spalding were a powerhouse. In 1906, 1907 & 1908 they appeared in the World Series, winning two of three. They lost in 1906, despite having won 116 games during the season. They, however in 1907 & 1908, won back to back World Series. Despite being back seven more times, they have not won since. Can you tell us the name of the team the Cubs beat in their last winning World Series appearance??? Answer Posted!!!!!
January 23rd.. The Chicago Blackhawks, one of Chicago's best!!!!
The Chicago Blackhawks was one of the original six teams to form the National Hockey League (NHL) in 1926. The Hawks original owner was Chicago born coffee tycoon Frederic McLaughlin. Tell us why McLaughlin named his new team the "Blackhawks" & then tell us the names of the other five original teams that formed the NHL??? Answer posted!!!
January 16th.. Bridgeport, the southside home of many Chicago Mayors!!
Many know that Bridgeport got its name due to the low bridge along the Chicago River that prevented passage to large cargo ships.. The ships had to unload there cargo before the bridge, thus making the bridge location, a port. Prior to this, the Bridgeport neighborhood had two other names,, can you tell us what those names where??? Answer posted in Info/FAQ!!!
January 9th... How about naming this famous & historic Chicago figure!!!
He got his start in 1852 with a dry-goods store on Lake Street that catered to female customers.. He is credited with introducing "the no questions asked" return policy to customers.. He was the 1st to use "window displays".. He teamed up with Marshall Field & later sold his part of the business to Field. With his money from the sale, he build a 1st class hotel downtown that burned down during the Great Chicago Fire.. He re-build for 1.7 millon dollar, & his hotel still stands til today.. Can you name this famous Chicagoan, his hotel, & the present day owner of that hotel??? Answer posted!!!
January 2nd... These two Chicagoans began one of the great USA Company's!!
One was a watch-maker from Hammond, Indiana, the other was a watch salesman from Minnesota. In 1887, they came together in Chicago to form a company to sell watch's.. In time,the watch-maker from Hammond sold out to the Salesman from Minnesota for a meager $25,000.00.. The business took off, & became a multi-million dollar enterprise.. Years later, the watch-maker was asked about his partner & selling out so cheap.. He answered "He is dead, Me, I never felt better".. Can you name these two famous Chicagoan's?? Answer in FAQ Tab!!!!!