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Al Capone’s first Chicago home—a historical landmark, or at least it should be

In the deep south side of Chicago lay a red brick house that today is used as a two-flat home. It’s in the Greater Grand Crossing neighborhood, just between the I-90 and the I-94, about 11 miles south from the … Continue reading

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The celebrities of Mount Carmel Cemetery

About 20 miles west of Chicago, in Hillside, IL, lies a huge plot of land. It’s Mount Carmel Cemetery and it’s the final resting place of many famous characters whom most of us know from history and through numerous books, … Continue reading

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Cuba, part II: Our man in Havana

Back in the 1940ies, Graham Greene wrote the first version of his story that later became known as “Our Man in Havana”. Interestingly though, the first version of the story was set in 1938, in Tallinn, the capital of Estonia, … Continue reading

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