176 years ago, Jean Baptiste Point DuSable founded a trading camp here… and promptly got a ticket from LAZ. And thus Chicago was born. Celebrate our city’s 176 years of colorful politics and everything else with a birthday party at the Chicago History Museum in Lincoln Park, beginning at 10 a.m. with the Tony DoRosario Trio and activities for kids, followed by refreshments and cake for everybody from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. It’s all free, including admission to the museum for Illinois residents; go here for more info. Or live and eat a bit of history for yourself with Domu’s list of the city’s oldest surviving restaurants, including a few that go back to the same century as DuSable; we just went to Daley’s for Sunday breakfast and all we can say is, we were a fool to have waited 121 years to do so.
Photo: courtesy Chicago History Museum