By Rick Kaempfer
    In This Weeks Historical Events
    Jan 1st, 2018
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    ~On January 12, 1902, future Chicago entertainer Joe E. Lewis was born. He became the headliner at the famous north side of Chicago jazz club, The Green Mill. The owner of the club was Machine Gun Jack McGurn. As you might have guessed from his name, Machine Gun Jack McGurn was a Capone henchman. Whe...
    By Rick Kaempfer
    In Today's Cub Birthday
    Jan 1st, 2018
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    ~Ethan Allen 1904 (Cubs 1936) (Photo: 1933 Goudy Baseball Card) The Cubs were a strong team throughout the 1930s, including the 1936 season. They were the defending National League champions that May when they traded future Hall of Famer Chuck Klein (a relative disappointment with the Cubs) back to t...
    By Rick Kaempfer
    In This Week In Wrigley History
    Jan 1st, 2018
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    (Wrigley Field Postcard, 1940s) ~On January 1, 2009, Wrigley Field was turned into an ice arena. The Detroit Red Wings came to town and played the Chicago Blackhawks in an actual NHL regular season game. They called it the 2009 NHL Winter Classic. It was the first sporting event at Wrigley that wasn&...