Why “Chicagoland”

WBEZ’s Curious City looks into “Chicagoland,” the term, its origins, purpose, and definition—its boundaries. Chicago Tribune publisher Robert R. “Colonel” McCormick commissioned James O’Donnell Bennett to write a series of Chicago region travel articles. That’s how the word made its first appearance nearly 100 years ago in the July 27, 1926 edition of the Chicago Tribune. … Read more