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A young “Papa Bear” George Halas (founder of the Chicago Bears and the NFL) was supposed to be on the ill-fated Eastland cruise that capsized in the Chicago River, killing 822 Western Electric employees and family members in 1915, but he overslept and arrived a few minutes after the boat cast off.

Very impressionable to public art, Michael poses before the 1998 Hubertus von der Goltz sculpture "The Crossing," just north of Chicago's Loop on LaSalle Street.

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Michael embodies a unique and remarkable blend of riveting performer and serious scholar and weaves together fascinating stories of the city's architecture, art treasures, and movie locations with hilarious tales of its colorful past.

 

     
               

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