Tag: Chicago

Forgotten heroines

By Susan Eleuterio. There are so many forgotten stories in Chicago but I’ve chosen one I know about because of my work as a folklorist and educator. Years ago,…

Festivity in Chicago

By Susan Eleuterio. Chicago festivals and celebrations range from the smallest unit, the block party, to citywide official events such as The Taste of Chicago, Chicago Blues Festival, Gospel…

Urban renewal in Chicago

By Susan Eleuterio. As in many cities, urban renewal has been a mixed blessing in Chicago. On the positive side, one of the city’s main boulevards, State Street,…

Food in Chicago

By Susan Eleuterio As in all cities, food exists on multiple levels in Chicago: As a symbol of the city, rooted in folk tradition and in the local…