Patrick Butler

The Hidden History of Uptown and Edgewater


Location: Edgewater Branch, Chicago Pubic Library, 6000
N. Broadway

Co-sponsored by the Edgewater Historical Society

Book launch, free and open to the public. Come learn
about the fascinating history of Uptown and Edgewater as told by veteran beat
reporter Patrick Butler, including how both Babe Ruth and Mahatma Gandhi found
a place of refuge at the Edgewater Beach Hotel, how Al Capone reportedly moved
booze through a secret tunnel connecting the Green Mill and the Aragon
Ballroom, and how a "Kitchen Revolt" by some not-very-ordinary
housewives sent once-invulnerable machine ward boss Marty Tuchow on his way to
Club Fed. Patrick Butler is a journalist with Insider
Publications who has covered Edgewater and Chicago's north side for 45
years, going back to his days with the Lerner papers. He is also
President of the Ravenswood/Lake View Historical Association and the
author of The Hidden History of Ravenswood and Lake View. Refreshments
will be served.  

Event date: 
Saturday, November 16, 2013 - 11:00pm
Event address: 
6000 N Broadway
Chicago Public Library, Edgewater Branch
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