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Thursday, October 18

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As President of the Chicago Historical Society, Lonnie Bunch has a unique view of Chicago. For him, the city is not merely a place with an interesting past, it's history in the making. Dave sat down with Lonnie to discuss Chicago's troublesome history of segregation, a massive artifact that isn't what historians of the past thought it was, and the incredible affection that Chicagoans have for their city.

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Chicago's "revolutionary war chain" on display
at the 1921 Memorial Day Parade.
(Photo courtesy of the Chicago Historical Society.)


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David Elfving is a Chicago history buff and proprietor of Greasy Skillet.

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