The History of Lake Michigan

Although Chicago’s most popular nickname is the “Windy City,” it is also referred to as the “City by the Lake.” The reference, of course, is to Lake Michigan. Chicago’s economy, lifestyle, and recreation are all very much affected by this massive body of fresh water. Without it, Chicago would not be the economic powerhouse it … Continued

Women’s History Month: Celebrating Iconic Women in History

From Malala Yousafzai to Harriet Tubman to Ruth Bader Ginsberg, the world’s history has been shaped by the fearless women who have made significant advances in racial equality, civil rights, women’s suffrage, environmental change, and beyond. March serves as Women’s History Month, honoring the leaders, activists, and role models—both past and present—who have risked their … Continued