|Turn of the Century Chicago|
|Chicago Skyline Today|
Some cities seem to suffer more than their fair share of disasters. Chicago is one of those cities. The book, Darkest Hours, devotes no less than eighteen pages just to disasters in Chicago. In the next few posts I will cover several of the disasters in Chicago.
Chicago is also known as one of the most corrupt of cities. This is why I am including a background post on Mayor William "Big Bill" Thompson. While he was not personally a creator of disasters, he does hold the distinction of having no fewer than thirteen disasters happen during his two terms as mayor.
But (perhaps more importantly) Chicago is also known as a city that rises from the ashes of disaster as an always improved and more beautiful city.
City by Design photo - Panashe City by Design: Chicago
Turn of the Century Chicago photo - Chicago Magazine
Chicago Skyline Today photo - What to Do in Chicago
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