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Videos tagged 'did u know'

Did U Know? Alexander Hamilton Monument

Posted on August 19, 2014

Founding father Alexander Hamilton stands immortalized in Lincoln Park. But how did the monument come to be? Chris DeRose shares the story of the gilded statue.

Did U Know? Richard J. Oglesby

Posted on August 12, 2014

A monument stands in Lincoln Park honoring Illinois politician Richard J. Oglesby. Chris DeRose shares a history less on this impressive Civil War-era figure.

Did U Know? Cook County

Posted on August 6, 2014

Where did the name Cook County come from? Chris DeRose uncovers the meteoric rise and fall of this Illinois county’s namesake, Daniel Pope Cook.

Did U Know? Chicago Harbor Lock

Posted on July 29, 2014

A “water elevator” that limits the amount of water that is diverted from Lake Michigan to the Mississippi, Chris DeRose learns all about the Chicago Harbor Lock.

Did U Know? Lakeshore Drive Bridge

Posted on July 22, 2014

Chris DeRose shares the history of the Lakeshore Drive Bridge, a Chicago landmark built as a public works program during the Depression-era New Deal initiative.

Did U Know?: Harbor Lighthouse

Posted on July 15, 2014

Chris DeRose visited the lakefront to explain the history behind a famous feature many know little about: The Chicago Harbor Lighthouse.

Did U Know? Chicago Portage

Posted on June 24, 2014

Chris DeRose visits the Chicago Portage, home to the Illinois and Michigan Canal, which connects the Great Lakes to the Gulf of Mexico via the Mississippi.

Did U Know? Village of Riverside

Posted on June 17, 2014

Featuring a gothic tower and a connection to New York City’s Central Park, Chris DeRose explores the charming and historic Village of Riverside.

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