Chicagology (pronounced shə-kä-goh-OL-luh-jee) is a study of Chicago history with a focus on the period prior to the Second World War. The purpose of the site is to document common and not so common stories about the City of Chicago as they are discovered. It is not intended to be a nostalgia site nor to collect info in order to promote services or products of any kind.
Research is a never-ending journey of discovery. Information posted here is constantly being revised with either additional or corrected information. Therefore, the site is in a constant growth and change state. However, browsing through Chicagology is like flipping the pages of a book. You can visit any section or page at random, yet have no difficulty in knowing where you are.
I hope that you enjoy your visit and welcome any input that you want to offer – good or bad. The intent is to provide each visitor with a pleasant ad-free experience and to ignite a flame that discovering history is just as exciting as living it.
Outside the Loop RADIO
Outside the Loop RADIO is Chicago’s Almost Above-Ground Audio Magazine. Founded as a podcast in September 2006 and picked up for broadcast by Chicago Sound Alliance WLUW 88.7-FM in March 2007, “OTL” now airs on Chicago’s Very Own 50,000-watt heritage powerhouse station WGN Radio 720-AM. Storyteller and urbanologist Mike Stephen hosts this weekly program featuring fun segments and interviews with local newsmakers, artists, musicians, and others doing cool stuff around the greater Chicago area. The show covers topics stories that don’t always get mainstream media attention… and it’s all presented with a strong and independent Chicago slant. Show co-founder Andy Hermann has returned to produce Phase III of OTL Radio.
Thu, 18 March 2010
OTL: Episode #182
Mike Stephen dives into Chicago history with the Chicagologist, remembers the life of a friend, and discusses the local open mic scene.
Although you are able to search and use the contents of Chicagology free of charge, it does take time and money to maintain the site. I believe that if you use something and like it, you should encourage the creators. I am always happy to send in my donations when I find something I like and use. Any amount sent as a token “Thank You” is greatly accepted.
NOTE: Chicagology is not a registered charity AND that ANY and ALL donations made to Chicagology are NOT tax deductible.
But you will feel better about yourself.