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(L-R) Likely Naomi Pollard; John and Amanda Pollard; Luther Pollard. Images: Courtesy Rogers Park/West Ridge Historical Society

The Extraordinary Achievements of the First Black Residents of Rogers Park

Daniel Hautzinger

The Pollard family contained the NFL's first Black head coach, the first Black licensend nurse in Illinois, a producer of silent films, the first Black woman graduate of Northwestern University, a Civil War veteran, and the winner of an Olympic medal.
The film poster for Downton Abbey: A New Era

Watch the New Trailer for 'Downton Abbey: A New Era'

Julia Maish

A new extended trailer has just dropped for the eagerly anticipated Downton Abbey movie sequel, and it contains some more information about elements of the plot.
Film set for a silent western featuring Gilbert M. Anderson, known as Broncho Billy, at Essanay Film Studios in Chicago, Illinois, circa 1910. Image: Chicago History Museum; ICHi-016886

Geoffrey Baer's Favorite Uses of Chicago in Film

Geoffrey Baer

Chicago has become a major hub for film and television production in the past decade, but the city has been an important part of the film industry almost since the birth of movies. Here are some of Geoffrey Baer's favorite uses of Chicago in films.
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