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Poem of the Week

She Sleeps at the Side of the Drainage Canal Attributed to corrupt Chicago alderman, Bathhouse John In her lonely grave she sleeps tonightat the side of the drainage canal;Where the whipporwhill calls at the twilight hourthey planted my sweetheart, SalJust … Continue reading

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Bosses in Lusty Chicago

We all know that Chicago has a history of corruption, but do you know the chief actors: Bathhouse John and Hinky Dink Kenna? In the Gilded Age till Al Capone gained power, aldermen Bathhouse John and Hinky Dink Kenna dominated … Continue reading

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