Ad for Dirty Dragon from TV's Cartoon Town appearing at Ford City Shopping Center on August 5, 1972. From The Chicago Tribune August 4, 1972.

Vintage A&P Supermarkets Toy Truck.

Marilyn Monroe passed away on August 5, 1962. Here she is on the cover of TV Forecast Magazine dated October 4, 1952.

Vintage Basket Rack from Woolworth's

Ad for Salerno's version of Fig Newtons, Mr. Figgs. From The Chicago Tribune July 30, 1987.

Plastic bag from White Hen Pantry.

Ad for jojos Restaurant once located at 3509 W Devon Ave in Chicago. It had several locations in the Chicagoland area at one time.

Lady Lee Sodas from Eagle Food Centers.

Here is something obscure. Ad for the grand opening of Digital Ticket Record Store once located at 1825 N Clark St From The Chicago Tribune July 31. 1987.

1981 Tastee-Freez ad. What is your favorite memory of going there? Most of them are gone now. Used to go there a lot when I was in high school. Check out the locations on this ad at the time.

Here is a VCR Cassette Cleaner from Suncoast Motion Picture Company Video Store.

A postcard from Barney's Market Club Restaurant once located at 741 W Randolph St Chicago.

Ad for Magikist Rug & Carpet Store. Ron Santo & George Atlman of The Chicago Cubs appeared there. From The Chicago Tribune July 26, 1962.

Here is The Little Dipper Roller Coater at Kiddytown Amusement Park once located at 4250 N Harlem Ave in Norridge, IL.

A Zenith Color TV Sign from the 1970's.

Ad for The Super Bowl of Rock Game 4 at Soldier Field on 8/13/77 sponsored by Flipside Records & WDAI 94.7 FM. Chicago Tribune 7/24/77.

Shopping Bag from A&P with WEO

A dress shirt from Wieboldt's Department Store.

Here is a button that featured Poplar Creek & WFYR 103.5 FM.

Here is a High-Low Foods Store once located in Elmhurst, IL. Photo credit by Penny O'Shaughnessy-von Seeger.

A can of motor oil from Venture Stores.

Here are two students from Bogan High School holding a Cuddly Dudley Doll. I graduated at Bogan from 1981. Photo is from 1970

Here is the Zephyr Ice Cream Restaurant once located at 1761 W Wilson Ave. Photo credit by Robert W Krueger. Photos taken in 1985

The Dorchester Inn once located at E 154th St & The Calumet Expressway in Dolton, IL. It's now a senior center and retirement home.

Menu from John's Garage Restaurant once located in Vernon Hills, IL. Also located at two other locations, Schaumburg at Woodfield Mall & Ford City Mall in Chicago.

Salerno Cookies are still around, but who remember Salerno Astro Cremes Cookies. Ad from High-Low Foods Store in 1972.

Bus from West Towns Bus Company. Photo from 1982.

A milk crate from Wanzer's 

The Blue Streak Rollercoaster from Riverview Park.

Vintage Canfield's Orange Soda Can.

Ad for Linco Plus All Fabric Bleach. From The Chicago Tribune June 29, 1972.

Marshall Field's Store once located at Old Orchard Shopping Center in Skokie, IL. It's now Macy's.

A Gary-Wheaton Bank Card.

Who remembers this slogan from WMAQ AM 670 from the 1970's? It's now 670 The Score NBC Chicago

Here is an ad for a forgotten Greek restaurant. Acropolis Restaurant once located at W Adams & S Halsted Sts in Greektown Chicago

Salerno Cookies are still around, but who remembers Royal Stripes & Royal Grahams? They were one of my favorites. April 23, 1987.

Postcard from The Brown Bear Restaurant once located at 6318 N Clark St from 1962.

Here is an ad for the debut of Satellite News Channel on 6/21/82. It lasted until 10/27/83. It's regional associate was WLS-TV Channel 7

Cocktail Menu Cover from Toffinetti Restaurants. Not sure what decade it's from.

Color ad for Cal's Great Sandwich Restaurants from March 5,1978. There is one in Crete, IL at the present time.

Vintage Flagg Brothers Mens Shoes Store Sign from 1975.

Clock from First Federal Savings of Chicago once located at 1 S Dearborn Ave.

Here is the Ramova Grill once located at 3510 S Halsted St in the Bridgeport neighborhood of Chicago. Was in business for over 80 years. Closed in 2012, One of the owners, Tony Dinos passed away on June 14, 2017.

Dressel's Party Cakes Coupon ad from The Chicago Tribune June 9, 1977.

Here is Adam West on the cover of Chicago Daily TV News Magazine from August 5-12, 1966 with Burt Ward and the four main villains. I'm so sad of his passing today. Grew up watching Batman on WFLD-TV Channel 32 in 1970's. I have the Batman Blu-ray DVDs to watch. He will be missed so much. R.I.P.

Here is a postcard from Power Ford Dealership once located at 4400 S Archer Ave. The car featured is a 1974 Ford Mustang.

Uptown Snack Shop once located at 4668 N Broadway in the Uptown neighborhood of Chicago.

Who remembers JR's Music Shops? I remembered them from the 1980's.

Price tag sticker from Turn-Style Family Center Store.

Cookie Tin from Hillman's Pure Foods Store. 

Winchell's Donut House once located at Dolton, IL. Still in business, but not in the Chicagoland area. 

Shopping Bag from National Foods Store. 

A can of Hydrox Sugar Free Ginger Ale. 

Prince Castles Chocolate Chip Ice Cream Carton.

Kresge's Menu from February 24, 1961.

Zenith Royal 500 Pocket Transistor Radio from the mid-1950's.

Egg Carton Floppy Diskette Case from Egghead Software

Front window of Almer Coe & Company Opticians Store.

Ad for the debut of Meister Braü Lite Beer. It eventually became Miller Lite. From The Chicago Tribune May 23, 1967

All Weather Motor Oil Can once sold at Martin Gas Stations. 

Matchbook from Stump's Banquet Inn & Pub. Once located at S Southwest Hwy & S Harlem Ave in Worth, IL. 

Ad for the grand opening of Schmerler Ford once located in Bensenville and later in Elk Grove Village IL. It opened on May 19, 1967 with an appearance from Stan Mikita of The Chicago Black Hawks. 

Ad for WAIT 820 AM in 1985.

Matchbook from The Snack Time Coffee Shop once located at 11150 S. Michigan Ave in the Roseland neighborhood of Chicago.

1968 catalog from Klein's Sporting Goods Store. 

Coaster from Doc Weeds Restaurant. 

Two flashlight batteries from W.T. Grant department store.

Hillman's Pure Foods Grocery Store Bonus Chip

Who remembers MCI, the long distance telephone company from the 80's? Here is one their cards from the company.

Tip Top Lucky Cakes cake rack display.

A Can of Edelweiss Light Beer.

Menu from Sherwood Castle Restaurant once located at Lyons, IL.

Vintage decanter from Zimmerman's Liquor Store.

Who remembers these Mexican restaurants? el Mirador, La Margarita, El Mexicano and La Margarita de Las Flores. 

The River Oaks Theater once located in Calumet City IL was playing Star Wars in 1977. Photo credit from The Planet Hammond Facebook Page.

Marshall Field's Tea Room Coffee. 

Fire Chief Hat from Texaco with the box included. 

Bananas Laser Disco ad. Once located at 5246 N Broadway.

Here is The Coral Theater once located at 4710 W 95th St in Oak Lawn, IL. Photo taken in December 6, 1952. 

Postcard from Fairyland Amusement Park once located at W 40th St & S Harlem Ave in Lyons, IL.

Hamburger Hamlet Restaurant once located at 1024 N Rush St.

A empty box of Salerno Coconut Bars Cookies.

Here is an album bag from Wax Trax Records. Once located at 2449 N Lincoln Ave.

Here is The Chicago Sunday American Newspaper printed on April 23, 1967 that featured full coverage of the tornadoes that hit the Northern Illinois area 50 years ago on April 21, 1967. My deepest condolences to the families that lost their loved ones on that tragic day.

TWA ticket counter at Midway Airport.

Vintage Wieboldt's Sign.

Tickets from Dispensa's Kiddie Kingdom.

A can of Canfield's Olde London Quinine Tonic 

Ad for The Chicago Spurs on WGN-TV Channel 9 from 1967.

Gift Certificate from Herman's World of Sporting Goods. 

Here is Erin Murphy who played Tabitha on Bewitched performing Easter magic on the cover of Chicago Sunday American TV Roundup Magazine March 26-April 1, 1967.

Easter ad for Lancer's Restaurant once located in Schaumburg, IL. Guests were Cooky the Clown, Marshall Brodien and others appearing at the Easter Buffet & Magic Show. From The Chicago Tribune April 2, 1977. 

Easter ad for businesses listed at Scottsdale Shopping Center in March 29, 1962. Almost all of them are gone. I will list them below. See if you or anyone remembers them. Here is the list of businesses. Almost of all them are gone. Cupid Candies, Ellendale Casuals, Dolly's Hats, Famous Beauty Salon, Gangi's, United Savings And Loan, Fluffy Flake Pastries, Gold-N-Mellow, Goldblatt's, Joe's Meat House, Fran's Women Wear, National Foods Store, Jewel Box, Kresge's, Richmans Bros, Massey's, Scottsdale Currency Exchange, Pam's Tots to Teens, Shore Line Cleaners, Scottsdale Corset Shop, R & S Shoes, Singer Sewing Machine, Thom McAn, Shapiro's Shoes, Walgreen's Drug Store, State Farm Insurance, Tally Ho Snack Shop, Vicki's Cards & Gifts and Western Tire and Auto.

Who remembers Chicago's newspapers stacked like that in shelves? This one is from 1960's.

Como Inn Restaurant Ashtray.

Jekyll and Hyde Club once located at 43 E Ohio St. The Eataly Chicago Restaurant is there now.

Two coupons from Mister Donut. List of of locations from the Chicagoland area from April 12, 1972. Still in business in Asia

Tickets from Riverview Park in Chicago.

Natco Coffee Can. Once sold at National Foods Store

Front & back cover of The 1975 Chicago Cubs Schedule sponsored by Texaco.

1966 Special Summer Catalog from Alan Radio & Appliance Company. It had few locations in the Chicagoland area at one time.

CTA Bus Route 36 Broadway at W Randolph St & N State St in 1976. King Kastle, Ronny's Steak House, Bressler's Ice Cream and The State Lake Theater. Worked at King Kastle in 1980 when I was at Bogan High School. Don't know what was next door at Ronny's Steakhouse.

It's National Beer Day! Old Chicago Lager Beer Truck from The Peter Hand Brewery Co

Here is Don Rickles on the cover of Where Magazine March 23,1963. He appeared at Manny's Skar's Sahara Inn once located in Schiller Park IL. 

Photo of the children of Andy Frain at Comiskey Park in May 1964. Notice the ads for Continental Bank & Bowman Dairy.

Photo of Dominick's Finer Foods grand opening at Palatine, IL on May 1, 1962.

A receipt from MusiCraft store. From 1988.

Ad for the grand opening of Plaidland Stamps Redemption Store once located at 4039 W Peterson Ave on March 30 1962. A&P Grocery Stores used to distribute them

Who remembers this obscure store called Toco Discount Center? Once located at 4639 N Milwaukee Ave. Also had a location in Oak Lawn, IL. Chicago Tribune November 5, 1964

Who remembers Evons Nuts? Not sure if they still around. I haven't seen them in a long time.

Tumblers from The Stock Yard Inn Restaurant once located near The International Amphitheater on the South Side of Chicago.

List of locations when Sportmart was in business.

Grand Opening of Topps Super City Store in Niles, IL at N Harlem Ave & W Dempster St on March 30, 1960. Also included are Sav-Mor Drug Store and National Foods Store.

Maurice Lenell Cookie Bag.

Top 40 Survey from Musicland. From August 11, 1973.

Who remembers Apple Jackie from Canfield's?

Zayre ads from 1981.

Between Bogan Jr College & Daley College, there was Southwest College. Photo taken on 11/1/70 with the Ford City Sign in the background at W 76th St & S Pulaski Rd. I used to live a block away from there.

Cover of The Coffee Shop Menu from The Sherman House Hotel from the 1960's.

Highland Superstores Coffee Mug

87 87th St CTA Bus parked at W 87th St & S Cicero Ave in June 1994. Notice the Blockbuster Video Sign. The store was there for years

Happy Greek Independence Day! Matchbook cover from It's Greek To Me Greek Restaurant once located at 306 S Halsted St in Greektown. The Atropolis Bakery occupies it now.

WJPC-AM 950 poster from 1974. Once owned by The Johnson Publishing Company

Ad for the grand opening of Woolco in Schaumburg, IL. From The Chicago Tribune March 23, 1977, 40 years ago.

South Suburban Safeway Lines Bus in 1964.

Menu from The Buffalo Restaurant & Ice Cream Parlor. Once located at the corner of W Irving Park & N Pulaski Rds in Chicago.

Vintage Gift Box from Lytton's Department Store.

Here is Chuck Berry outside of Kroch's & Brentano's Bookstore once located at 29 S Wabash Ave in 1986. 

Classic CTA Bus on the corner of W Division St & N Central Ave in 1970 in front of a Texaco Gas Station.

Ad for a Burny Brothers Cheese Cake. From The Chicago Tribune March 16, 1962.

St. Patrick's Day Parade on State St in 1977, 40 years ago. Passing by Woolworth's & Lerner Shops. Photo credit by The Daily Herald.

Vintage Clark Gas Station once located at W 95th St & S Bishop Its in the Washington Heights neighborhood in 1979. There are few Clark Gas Station in the Chicago area.

Poppin' Fresh Pies Menu Cover from 1981.

Beautiful Boxes from Marshall Fields.

Chicago Sting Ticket. Played with the Miami Toros at Soldier Field on July 10, 1975.

Suncoast Motion Picture Company Movie Catalog. Fall/Winter 1994 Edition.

1970 Meister Bräu Beer Calendar.

Ad for Playback The Electronic Playground. From April 1974.

The Bobs Roller Coaster from Riverview Park

Wm. A. Lewis store once located at 2301 W 95th St in the Beverly neighborhood of Chicago. Photo taken on September 23, 1954.

Vintage Dirty Dragon/Maurice Lenell Cookies T-Shirt Mail In Coupon Offer from 1969. BJ & The Dirty Dragon Show aired on WFLD-TV 32 & WGN-TV 9.

A set of four juice glasses from Magikist.

Bowman Dairy Strawberry & Chocolate Ice Cream Cartons.

Musicland Store 

White Hen Pantry once located at W Chicago & N Wabash Aves. 

Photo album from Korvettes.

Billboard for the 1st National Bank of Chicago in 1961.

Lloyd J, Harriss Apple Pie. Photo is from 1969.

Remember Home Juice Company? Here are three empty glass bottles from them. Not sure if they are still in business. Haven't seen them in years. They delivered orange juice to Chicago's homes for many years.

Saturday Matinee The Movie Store.

Postcard from The Golden West Pancake House once located at 3422 W 95th St in Evergreen Park, IL. Photo taken in 1964.

Hillman's Lake Shore Coffee

El Torito Margarita Glass. The Mexican restaurant is still in business, but in the Chicagoland area anymore.

Chez Paul French Restaurant once located on the corner of E Erie & N Rush Sts.

Ad for Toys By Rizzi Toy Store from Februaury 21, 1982.

Sound Warehouse Wooden CD Holder.

Maurice Lenell Cookies.

Maurice L Rothschild store once located at Randhurst Mall in Mt. Prospect Had a huge store on the southwest corner of E Jackson Blvd & State St in the Loop for years.

Who remembers this place? Mel Markon's Zanadu located at 6259 N Broadway. Opened in 1976.

Vintage Shopping Bag from Bell Phone Center Stores.

Here is a Zenith TV repairman's tool chest. 

B. Ginnings Night Club once located at 1227 E Golf Rd in Schaumburg, IL. 

Here is Frazier Thomas, Garfield Goose and Romberg Rabbit on the cover of Chicago's Sunday American TV Roundup Magazine, dated, August 19-25, 1962. 

Concert ticket from Poplar Creek. Al Jarreau and Chaka Khan performed there on August 28, 1987. R.I.P. Al Jarreau.

Union 76 Antenna Ball. Union 76 Gas Stations are still in business in other states.

Salerno Cookies is sort of still around. Here is a box of Super Mario Brothers 3 Chocolate Chip Swirl Cookies from 1990.

Hat from The Peter Pan Restaurants. Had a few locations in the Chicagoland area years ago.

Schlitz Beer Truck. Address on the truck says 366 N Ogden Ave in Chcago.

Super Bowl ad for Cub Foods. Still in business, but mostly in Minnesota. Not in the Chicago area anymore. From The Chicago Tribune January 22, 1987. 

Classic photo of a Vintage CTA Bus with a Wallen Fine Furniture sign in the background. Location at Belmont & Central Aves in 1972. Photo found on Ebay. 

ewel Supermarkets are still here, but who remembers Yummy Soft Drinks?

ChicagoFest Button with Old Style Beer Logo.

The Golden Ox Restaurant. Once located at 1578 N Clybourn Ave.

Nortran Bus at W Touhy Ave & N Northwest Hwy. Photo taken at September 14, 1975.

Montgomery Ward Blue Plastic Bag.

Surf & Surrey Restaurant Matchbook. Once located at E 50th St & S South Shore Dr. Photo taken in the 1960's.

A Storm Souvenir Section about the Chicago 1967 Blizzard from The Chicago American Newspaper dated February 6, 1967.

Gus Snack Shop and Peoples Movie Theater once located at the corner of W 47th St & S Marshfield Ave in the Back Of The Yards neighborhood on Chicago's South Side.

Noah's Ark Pet Center T-shirt from 1983.   

Cool 1960's photo of Happy Foods Grocery Store once located at 5233-35 N Clark St. Two stores are still in business Photo credit Rachel Burs

Dick and Doug on Super CFL (WCFL 1000-AM) in 1976. 

A record sleeve from Peaches Records & Tapes. 

Two Red Barn Chicken Boxes.

A model of small billboard featuring WSDM-FM 98.

Selected desserts pictured from Dressel's Bakery.

Here is something very obscure and almost totally forgotten. Tele1st was a Pay TV subscription service that aired on WLS-TV Channel 7 from 2-6 a.m. Began on February 6, 1984 and lasted through June 30, 1984. From The Chicago Tribune

The Drury Lane Theater and Martinique Restaurant once located in Evergreen Park, IL.

The movie, The Exorcist on the marquee of The State-Lake Theater in 1974. William Peter Blatty, the author of The Exorcist, passed away on January 12, 2017.

Bresler's 33 Flavors Ice Cream Coca-cola Glass from the 1970's.

Jewel Grand Bazaar Cardboard Tokens. Photo from EBay.

A&P Sign, plus National Foods Store Hours Sign. Photo credit from Eric Baudler.

Cover of Babbage's 1991 Summer Catalog 

Zenith Video Director Betamax VCR from 1981.

WDAI-FM 94.7 FM poster from 1976.

Arthur Treacher's Fish & Chips Soft Drink Cup. 

Two vintage National Foods soft drink cans. Sugar Free Black Cherry and Creme Soda.

Chicken Unlimited Key Chain.

For my Greek friends and the Greek community, who remembers The Grecian Paradise Greek Restaurant? Once located at 2124 W Lawrence Ave. New Years Eve ad from The Chicago Tribune December 30, 1971.

Ad for Old Chicago Amusement Park New Years Eve Disco Bash. From The Chicago Tribune December 30, 1976.

Who remembers this place? James Tavern had two locations. Northbrook and Downers Grove. Ad is from The Chicago Tribune in the 1980's. 

Vintage sign saying Cubs on TV WBKB-TV Channel 4 sponsored by Atlas Prager Beer. WBKB-TV Channel 4 & WGN-TV Channel 9 broadcasted Cubs game at the same time in the late 1940's. In 1953, WBKB-TV Channel 4 became WBBM-TV Channel 2, WENR-TV Channel 7 changed to WBKB-TV. In 1968 it became WLS-TV.

Canfield's Grape Soda from 1962.

Here is a Princess Leia action figure from Kenner Toys in 1977. It has a Zayre sticker price. R.I.P. Carrie Fisher.

David's Restaurant once located at 3100 S Halsted St in Bridgeport.

Two George Michael concert tickets when he performed at The Rosemont Horizon, now called The Allstate Arena on September 7, 1988. 

Concert Ticket from Poplar Creek featuring George Michael when he was in WHAM! Dated August 23, 1985.

TV Forecast TV Magazine featuring Walt Disney characters celebrating Christmas. December 22, 1951.

State Street Christmas 1967. On the left side you can see Evans Furs, Maling Shoes, Three Sisters and Kresge's.

I. Magnin Christmas Shopping Bag.

Maurice Lenell Christmas Cookie Tin Box.

Chicago Today Television TV Magazine December 19-25, 1971.

S&H Green Stamps Christmas ad.

Happy 70th Anniversary to It's A Wonderful Life! Opened on Christmas Day in Chicago at The RKO Grand Theater once located at 119 N Clark St, December 25, 1946.

Ad for Wanzer Egg Nog Mix. From The Chicago Tribune December 20, 1961.

Who remembers C. Foster Toy Stores? From The Chicago Tribune November 7, 1976.

n honor of Zsa Zsa Gabor who just passed away, here she is on a Stagebill program cover of the Mill Run Playhouse that was once located in Niles, IL. She performed in the Noel Coward play, Blithe Spirit in the spring of 1969. 

Woolworth's Store during the Christmas season at night. Location unknown.

Venture Store Christmas Mug from 1986.

Chicago Ave in Evanston, IL. Christmas time 1976. Evanston Bank is on the left. From The William C Brubaker Collection. 

Christmas Card from Tip Top Bread/Lucky Cakes.

Remember the Fire Chief Hats with microphones and speakers that were once sold at Texaco Gas Stations? From The Chicago Tribune December 11, 1964.

Timmy, the gingerbread boy ornament next to a Goldblatt's ad from 1976.

Kroch's & Brentano's Bookstore Christmas Book from 1990.

Kroch's & Brentano's Tote Bag.

Wieboldt's Xmas Button.

Ad for The Wee Folks Toy Store once located at 1708-10 E 79th St in the South Shore neighborhood of Chicago. From The Chicago Tribune 12/6/64.

Chicago Today Newspaper TV Magazine Christmas cover dated December 20-26, 1970.

Here is a wrapper for Salerno Jingle Cookies from 1975. Keebler makes them now. Feels good to see a vintage Chicago memory.

Montgomery Ward Store once located in downtown Chicago on State St. Christmas time 1969.

Vintage Santa Claus glasses from Henry's Hamburgers Restaurant.

Here is a vintage Christmas album sold exclusively at The Treasury Discount Stores in 1970's.

Remember calling this telephone number and Santa Claus would be telling you a different story or customs from around the world every day? Illinois Bell from The Chicago Tribune December 1, 1981.

Who remembers of The Wavelength Store? Once located at 7112 W North Ave. Grand opening ad from The Chicago Tribune November 28, 1986.

Photo of Gately's Peoples Store Service Van. I vaguely remember them when I lived in Roseland. Gately's Peoples Store once was located at 112th St & S Michigan Ave.

Jack Brickhouse on the cover of TV Forecast TV Magazine dated October 15, 1949.

John's Garage Restaurant menu from Schaumburg, IL.

Here is an ad for the new MGM Play Tape Machine on sale at Rose Discount Record Stores. From The Chicago Tribune November 27, 1966. 

Child World Toy Store.

Twin Oaks Dairy Milk Crate.

In honor of Florence Henderson's passing on 11/24/16, here she is on the cover with Robert Reed Chicago Daily News TV News Magazine dated October 18-25, 1969.

Who remembers Hear-Here Discount Record & Tape Stores? It had two locations in Chicago at 2833 N Broadway, 4016 N Cicero Ave and one in Evanston at 609 W Dempster St. From The Chicago Tribune November 26, 1976.

Thanksgiving menu from Holloway House Cafeteria.

John F. Kennedy on the cover of Chicago American Newspaper TV Roundup Magazine January 15-21,1961.

Canfield's Hula Fruit Punch Soda.

Who remembers Cuddly Dudley and his car from the 1960's?

Who remembers Toys By Rizzi Toy Stores? This ad is from The Chicago Tribune November 15, 1981.

Cities Service Gas Station once located at W Touhy Ave & N Sheridan Rd in Rogers Park in 1961.

Key for The Playboy Towers once located at 163 E Walton Place in Chicago.

The 1978 movie Grease on Betamax from Fotomat Drive-Thru Movies rental service in 1980.

National Food Store Coffee Brand from the 1970's. Photo credit by Edina Alverio.

Vintage The Fair Department Store Credit Card from the 1960's.

Here is the late Robert Vaughn and David McCallum from the TV show The Man From U.N.C.L.E. on the cover of Chicago Sunday American TV Roundup Magazine dated March 6-12, 1966.

Here is a photo of W Cermak Rd & S Kedzie Ave in 1953 with a Dressel's Cake sign in full view.

The Edgewater Beach Hotel once located at 5300 N Sheridan Rd. Photo taken in the 1960's.

Who remembers Red Owl Grocery Stores? They were very prominent in Minnesota, but for a time, a few were located in The Chicagoland area in the early 1960's. This one was once located at W 79th St & S Western Ave on the SW side of Chicago. From The Chicago Tribune November 9, 1961.

Zum Deutschen Eck German Restaurant once located at 2924 N Southport Ave.

Believe it or not, WGN-TV Channel 9 owned a travel agency called WGN World Travel Services once located at 500 N Michigan Ave. As a former travel agent, this is pretty cool! From The Chicago Tribune November 8, 1971. 

Wag's Late Night Restaurant Menu Cover.

JukeBox Saturday Night poster from 1980.

CTA Bus Route 36 Broadway parked in front of the old Marina Cinemas Sign and next to Marina Bank on State St. Photo taken on April 1980. 

Come Back Inn Pub Matchbook. Once located at 1913 W Lake St in Melrose Park, IL.

Ad for the grand opening for Kohl's Mayflower Food Store once located at 2626 Golf Rd in Glenview, IL. From The Chicago Tribune November 3, 1971. 

Congratulations to The Chicago Cubs from Chicago's Extinct Businesses Facebook page! If you have plenty of faith and hope that comes from your heart, your dreams do really come true. Chicago has such a rich history, in businesses, sports, and architecture. The team and the fans deserve this! It's been long overdue. Even though, I am non-sports fan, any Chicago sports team always had my full support no matter if they won or lost any games! Here is the cover of The 1967 Chicago Cubs/Sox schedule sponsored by Zenith Television. 

1958 Spiegel Catalog.

The legendary Chicago telephone number we all know and loved throughout the years.

1st issue of Television Forecast Magazine featuring Bill Nicholson who played for the Chicago Cubs. Dated May 9-15 1948. It only listed two TV channels, WBKB-TV Channel 4, which turned into WBBM-TV Channel 2 and WBKB-TV went to Channel 7 in 1953 and WGN-TV Channel 9. 

Wimpy's Hamburgers once located at W 95th St & S Western Ave in Chicago.

The Avon Theater once located at 3327 W Fullerton Ave in the Logan Square neighborhood. It used to show Greek-language films in the 1970's.

Salerno Cookies are still around, but this is a vintage Salerno Tricks or Treats Cookies Box for Halloween.

Here is the cover of the 1962 Chicago Cubs Schedule sponsored by Magikist.

Karoll's Men's Wear Red Hanger.

In honor of Bobby Vee's passing on 10/24/16, here he is on a WCFL 1000 AM Radio Survey from October 12, 1967.

Ad for the grand opening of Terry's Discount City Store once located at 6400 W 95th St in Oak Lawn, IL on October 24, 1961. From The Chicago Tribune October 21, 1961.

Golden Bear Restaurant Menu Cover.

Believe it or not! Bozo's Sausage Pizza was on sale at these defunct grocery stores in Chicago. From The Chicago Tribune October 21, 1976.

Ad for High-Low Foods Shop on a Dime Sale. From The Chicago Tribune October 22, 1971. 

Woolworth/Woolco Popcorn Popper.

The Flip Side Record Store once located somewhere on The North Side,
possibly on W Foster Ave. Photos Credit from Bob Evans.

South Suburban Safeway Line Bus at E 63rd St & S King Dr.

Febo Restaurant Menu Cover. Once located at 2501 S Western Ave.

A vintage Dutch Mill Candy Box

Vintage Zenith sign.

Color photo of Alexander's Steakhouse Restaurant once located at 3010 E 79th St in the South Shore neighborhood of Chicago.

Goodman's Community Discount Store.

1st Edition Bookmark from Kroch's & Brentano's Bookstore.

Tip Top Bread Lucky Cakes Push Door Sign.

Chicken Unlimited menu from the 1970's. 

Tangiers Inn Motel once located at 4944 S Archer Ave on the SW Side of Chicago. It's now called The Carlton Inn Midway.

Turn-Style Price Tag.

Ad for the grand opening of Children's Village Shopping Center in Highland Park, IL. It had Children's Bargain Town and 2 other stores. From The Chicago Tribune October 7, 1971.

Vintage Wieboldt's Box

Stop & Shop Gourmet Store Candy Tin. Once located on W Washington St in the Loop.

Old Dutch Root Beer Can.

Hillman's Coffee Bags. 

Vintage Egg Shampoo Bottle from Helene Curtis once manufactured in Chicago.

John M Smyth Homemakers Store once located at Woodfield Mall in Schaumburg, IL.

Swift Swiftning Shortening.

Bonanza Sirloin Pits Matchbook.

The Avalon Theater in 1964. Later called The New Regal Theater located at E 79th St & S Stony island Ave in the South Shore neighborhood of Chicago.

Davlantes Restaurant Matchbook. Once located on the corner of W Devon Ave & N Clark St in Rogers Park. 

White Hen Pantry Coffee Club Mug.

Vintage Cash Register from Kresge's.

Ford City Shopping Center 155+ Newsletter announcing the opening of John's Garage Restaurant. Date June-July 1978. Courtesy from Rob Bitunjac.

Octagon Bar once located at 2483 N Clark St.

Here are two bowling patches. First one is from Ford City Bowling Center and the second one is from Scottsdale Lanes. Both were once located on the SW Side of Chicago.

Happy 50th Anniversary to The Monkees! Here they are in front of a Zenith Store once located on N Michigan Ave in 1966. 

Chicken Unlimited Restaurant once located at 5300 N Clark St in the Andersonville neighborhood of Chicago with a 22 Clark CTA bus stop sign on the right. Also posted on my other Facebook page Vintage CTA Bus Routes & Signs. Photo credit by Rachel Burs.

Gately's People Store looking south from the northwest corner of 112th and Michigan. 
Photo taken from the 1969 South End Chamber Of Commerce 75th Anniversary Issue.
From the collection of the late Dr. Gene Ossello.

A 1953 Top Taste White Bread ad from National Foods Store with baseball tips.

I am posting this photo for a special reason. The woman on the far right, Joannie Kakos Christofer, lost her battle with colon cancer on August 29. I never met her, but a lot of people from my church knew and went to Koraes Elementary School with her, like I did years before. She was so young and this terrible disease had her life taken away from her. She leaves behind her husband and her four boys. My deepest condolences to them and her entire family. Joannie is pictured here with The Orpheus Hellenic Folklore Society posing in front of The Courtyards of Plaka Greek Restaurant which was once located at 340 S Halsted St in Chicago's Greektown neighborhood. May her memory be eternal. 

Here is a store directory of The Dixie Square Mall once located in Harvey, IL. It's second opening was August 31,1966 50 years ago today. Montgomery Ward opened a year earlier in October 21,1965. It's official dedication was on November 9,1966 with celebrations from November 10-12 with more stores opening. The film, The Blues Brothers was filmed there in January 1979. It had a famous car chase scene. Was finally demolished in May 17, 2012 after years of being vacant.

Jonix Restaurant once located at W Golf Rd & Plum Grove Rd in Schaumburg. Photo taken in the 1970's.

Goldblatt's store once located in the Uptown neighborhood of Chicago.

 Here is a photo of Baskin clothing store once located at Randhurst Mall in Mt. Prospect, IL.

56A North Milwaukee CTA bus driving by a Saxon paint store. 

Here is a 1973 The Jokers Wild Board Game from Milton Bradley with a Dispensa's Castle of Toys price sticker.

Benson & Rixon Clothing Store once located at 230 S State St. I don't know when it closed, but there was at McDonald's there for the longest time and it has since closed too.

Here are three businesses that are no longer around. Just Pants, Boudin Bakery and Fotomat at W Chicago Ave & N Rush St in August 1986.

Woolworth's store once located in Glenview, IL.

151 Sheridan CTA Bus on N Michigan Ave with Marshall Field's at Water Tower Place in the background.

Twin Drive-In Theatre once located in Wheeling, IL had its grand opening on August 19,1966.

Chicago & North Western Railway photo from 1961.

I. Magnin Store once located on N Michigan Ave near Water Tower Place.

Canfield's Dry Ginger Ale 

Come Back Inn Pub once located at 1913 W Lake St in Melrose Park, IL.

Venture Senior Citizen Discount Card.

Here is an ad of Telly Savalas appearing at The Sabre Room in Hickory Hills, IL from August 13-15, 1976. From The Chicago Tribune July 10, 1976.


Tower Records once located at 214 S Wabash Ave in the Loop.

Ad for FM 100 WLOO. It's now WSHE-FM 100.3. From The Chicago Tribune August 9, 1981.

Continental Bank Automatic Banking Card.

Who remembers Merrill Chase Galleries? This ad is from 1975.

Here is a ticket stub from The Coral Theater once located in Oak Lawn, IL. A Hard Day's Night & Ensign Pulver were playing on October 25, 1964. Note: the date on the ticket was scratched off as the printed date was October 24, 1964. 

Vintage Hillman's Pure Foods Store Sign in The Loop.

A few pages from a 1980 McDade & Company Catalog.

 Ad for the grand opening of Prince Castle Hamburgers at W 127th St & S Western Ave in Blue Island, IL. From The Chicago Tribune August 6, 1961.

Petros Dianna's Greek Restaurant once located at 1633 N Halsted St. 

Magikist Coaster Stamp.

Egghead Software ad from 1993.

WCLR 102 FM Magic Ticket Button sponsored by Jewel.

Red & White Coffee.

Map of ChicagoFest at Navy Pier. From The Chicago Tribune August 2, 1981.

1963 Admiral Color Television Operating Instruction Manual.

Who remembers Victoria Station Restaurant from the 1970's? Here is an ad and coupon from it's Niles, IL location.

There are few Clark gas stations still around. Here is a vintage Clark Gas Station Credit Card.

Rand McNally Store once located at 444 N Michigan Ave.

Chances R Ashtray

Hillman's Pure Foods Store once located at North & Harlem Aves in the 1950's.

Who remembers BoSa Donuts? They were once located in the Chicagoland area at one time, now they are in Phoenix AZ. From The Chicago Tribune July 24, 1986. Correction, there is one in St. Charles, IL.

Here is Jack's Restaurant once located at 5201 W Touhy Ave in Skokie. I used to go there in the 90's when I worked in the area. Whenever I went in there with someone, I remembered the two questions the man asked us with the deep voice. "Table or booth and are you going to smoke?" I can still hear his voice to this day. I'm still laughing about this. The restaurant closed in August 2015.

Home Federal Savings Bank Pouch.

Luciano Pavarotti signing autographs at Laury's Discount Records at Lake & LaSalle Sts in 1980.

Blackhawk Restaurant once located at 139 N Wabash Ave. Notice the classic CTA bus route on the right. The routes are 11 Lincoln-Wabash, Express Garfield, 38 Indiana and 76 Diversey.

A six-pack of Canfield's Cola 

Arco Service Station at W 144th & S LaSalle Sts in Riverdale, IL in 1980.

Eagle Foods Supermarket in the 1970's 

Kangaroo and Joey coin bank from Continental Bank.

Woolworth's Door Handle 

Bob Neal Pontiac Dealership once located at 7720 S Stony Island Ave in the South Shore neighborhood of Chicago.

Andy's Steak House once located at W 22nd St & S Midwest Rd in Oak Brook, IL.

Crawford Department Store Shopping Bag.

The Fair Department Store on State St in 1962.

St. Paul Federal Savings matchbook. Once located at 6700 W North Ave in Chicago.

Some businesses along State St are no longer there. Here is the CTA Bus Route 149 Stateliner.

Virgin Megastore once located at 540 N Michigan Ave. 

Heritage Pullman Bank 24 hour banking card.

Brick Yard Shopping Center Postcard from 1977.

Hydrox Cream Soda.

Plantation Peach Ice Cream from Hawthorn Mellody.

Karmelkorn Electric Clock.

Ground Round Restaurant.

Envelope from Olympic Airways from Athens, Greece to Chicago. Olympic Airways once had a travel agency located at 18 S. Michigan Ave in the Loop.

Ames store once located at W 79th St & S Harlem Ave in Bridgeview, IL.

TraveLodge Motel Postcard.

Matchbook from Alexander's Steak House once located in the South Shore of neighborhood of Chicago. 

Who remembers Town House TV & Appliances, The Super Store once located in Niles IL? From the Chicago Tribune June 25, 1986.

Yellow Book is still around. Before that, it was called The Chicago Yellow Pages. But, who remembers The Chicago Red Book? This edition is from 1974.

Arthur Treacher's Fish & Chips serving tray.

Jays Potato Chips Factory once located at E 99th St and S Cottage Grove Ave on the South Side. Jays is still in business, but no longer in Chicago.

Sinclair Gas Transistor Radio.

Here is Barnabas Collins (Jonathan Frid) on the cover of Chicago Sunday American Newspaper TV Roundup Magazine from March 24-30 1968

W.Bell & Company Catalog from 1988.

Herman's World of Sporting Goods Store once located at Chicago Ave & Rush St.

Vintage Meister Brau Beer Cardboard Case.

Chicago Today Newspaper Box from the 1970's

Two South Suburban Safeway Lines Buses. The ran from the southern suburbs through the South Side to Downtown Chicago.

Burny Brothers Products from 1965.

Stouffer's Oak Brook Inn once located at 2100 S Spring Rd at Oakbrook Center in Oak Brook. It's now a Le Meridien hotel.

Fielo's Restaurant once located on W 104th St & S Western Ave in the Beverly neighborhood.

Chicago Bulls portable radio from Sportmart.

Inside of Rose Records once located at 214 S Wabash Ave in the Chicago Loop.

Fahey Flynn on the cover of Chicago Daily News TV News Magazine. August 30-September 6 1975.

Marshall Field's Frango Mint Liqueur.

Three Dog Night concert ticket. They performed at The International Amphitheatre on April 18, 1971.

Grocerland Grocery Store next door to a vintage Walgreens in LaGrange IL in 1955. Photo credit is from University of Illinois at Chicago Library.

Woolworth/Woolco Telephone Lock unopened with a Woolworth's price tag.


Hellenic House Restaurant once located at 4836 N Lincoln Ave.

West Town Suburban Roll Curtain. Served the Western Suburbs at one time.

Newspaper ad for Linco Bleach. From The Chicago Tribune June 9,1966.

Vintage Box from The County Seat Clothing Store.

Ponderosa Steak House restaurant once located in Westmont, IL.

Hamilton Movie Theater once located at 2150 E. 71st St in the South Shore neighborhood. Photo is from 1936. 

Dressel's Bakery Kitchen Timer from the 1940's  

WBBM-TV Envelope with the 630 N McClurg Ct address from April 10, 1963.

50/50 Canfield's Soda Bottle Cap.

Jack In The Box Restaurant in Chicago Heights, IL during the 1967 Chicago Blizzard.

Sabre Room on W 95th St in Hickory Hills. It is now closed.

Mayflower Coffee House once located at 1017 N Rush St in the Gold Coast neighborhood of Chicago.

Evergreen Plaza under construction in 1966 in Evergreen Park, IL. It became an indoor mall.

1983 ad for Computerland. Had several stores in the Chicagoland area at one time.


FAO Schwarz Toy Store once located at 840 N Michigan Ave.

76 Lemon-Lime Soda.

Olympic Flame Greek Restaurant once located at 4637 N Western Ave. Photo is from The Ravenswood-Lakeview Community Collection.

Goldblatt's Shopping Bag.

The London House Jazz Club & Restaurant Menu. Once located on the corner of E Wacker Dr & N Michigan Ave. 

Stores no longer exist on State St in 1978.

Kool-Aid Factory once located 7400 S Rockwell Ave on the SW Side of Chicago.

Fireside Coffee.

Holiday Inn once located on W 95th St in Oak Lawn,IL.

Metro Golden Memories Nostalgia Shop once located at 5425 W Addison St.

Augie's Restaurant once located at 5347 N Clark St. Closed in August 2007. 

WiseWay Food Centers Store once located on W Columbus Ave in the Ashburn neighborhood of Chicago. From May 21, 1964,

Menu from Wag's Restaurant.

Illinois Bell once located in the Chicago Loop.

Talman Bank Keychain.

A letter and a business reply card from Kroch's & Brentano's Book Store.


Jupiter Store once located at 4700 N Lincoln Ave in the Lincoln Square neighborhood in 1970. Photo credit from The Ravenswood-Lake View Community Collection.

Jewel-Osco opened on May 17, 1966 at W 84th St & S Pulaski Rd. 

Diana's and The Greek Fisherman Restaurants on Halsted St in 1983.

Union 76 Gas Station on Ogden Ave in Downers Grove, IL.

Red Balloon Coffee House Matchbook.

Bob Seger's first album on sale Laury's Records.

Bozo ad at Goldblatt's Department Store.

Shutan Camera once located at 153 W Wacker Dr and other locations in the Chicago Loop.

Esquire Theater once located at 58 E Oak St.

Venture ad.

Dispensa's Kiddie Kingdom Castle of Toys Belt Buckle.

Mother's Day Candy Tin Box from Marshall Field's in 1973.

Bananas Steak House once located at 94th & Cicero Ave in Oak Lawn, IL.

National Foods Root Beer Cans.

The Blaze 103.5 FM Keychain sponsored by Tower Records and Video.

Chi Chi's Restaurant margarita glasses.

La Margarita Mexican Restaurant once located on Wabash Ave.

WDAI-FM ad in a Chicago L train car.

Wieboldt's Shopping Bag.

Topps Discount & National Foods Stores once located in Rolling Meadows, IL.

David's Restaurant Breakfast Menu once located at W 31st St & S Halsted St in Bridgeport.

Kickapoo Inn Restaurant once located on E 79th St & S South Chicago Ave in South Shore.

Vintage Spiegel Envelope

Scoozi Restaurant once located at 410 W Huron St.

Super X Drug Stores Shopping Basket.

Sulky Club Restaurant Menu Cover once located in Homewood, IL

McCuddy's Tavern once located at 247 W 35th St near Comiskey Park.

Dutch Mill Candies Ice Cream Menu Cover.

Illinois Bell Telephone book from August 1975 for the western suburbs of Chicago.


Gee Lumber & Hardware Apron.

Lloyd J Harriss Pies Office.

4 Mix Lemon Lime Soda by Canfield's

Tip Top Bread Toy Truck.

1966 Wieboldt's Menu from the Oak Park, IL location.

1962 Zimmerman's Cut Rate Liquor Store Calendar.

Turnstyle Family Center Store in Skokie in 1963.

Magikist ashtray. 

A Goldblatt's plastic bag from the 1980's.

The Thirsty Whale once located in River Grove, IL.

Branding Iron Restaurant Matchbook once located in Oak Lawn, IL

Marquee from The Roseland Theatre once located on the South Side from 1937.

Skokie Blvd and Gross Point Rd in Skokie, IL in 1964. Notice the stores in the photo that are no longer in business.

CTA Bus Route 79 79th St Bus passing by a Texaco Gas Station on 79th St on the South Side of Chicago. Date unknown.

Lytton's in Old Orchard Mall in Skokie Postcard.

National Foods Store Sign in 1954. Location Unknown.

In honor of National Pi Day, here is a Poppin' Fresh Pies placemat from the 70's.

Here is the inside of Van Sipma's Jewelry Store once located at 11145 S Michigan Ave in the Roseland neighborhood of Chicago in 1972.

Holloway House Cafeteria Menu from 1956. Once located at 27 W Randolph St in the Chicago Loop.

Zum Deutschen Eck Restaurant matchbook once located at 2924 N Southport Ave on The North Side of Chicago.

Kroch's & Brentano's Bookstore Bookmark.

Vintage High Low Foods Shopping Bag.

Harlem Corners Theater once located at W 87th St & S Harlem Ave in Bridgeview, IL. 2003 photo from the Adam Martin collection.

Here is a Gas City Matchbook. Second photo shows the location in the Chicagoland area at the time.

Here is a menu from Marc's Big Boy Restaurant. Once located in Chicago. They are still in business in other states under different names.

Classic Gately's Peoples Store photo. Once located in the Roseland neighborhood on the South Side of Chicago.

Jukebox Saturday Night Nightclub once located at 2251 N Lincoln Ave. Photo taken in 1980.

Surf & Surrey Restaurant next to the 50th the Lake Motel in the Hyde Park neighborhood of Chicago.

Lucky Cake Sign. Brand from the TipTop Bread Company.

Sinclair Gas Station At Erie and Dearborn Sts in 1960.

Ad for Auchan Supermarket once located at W 79th & S Harlem Ave in Bridgeview, IL. From the Chicago Tribune December 16,1990.

Hawthorn Mellody Toy Truck

Cal's Roast Beef Restaurant Tray

Menu from The Pickle Barrel Restaurant.

Here are 3 Greek Restaurants that are no longer in Greektown. The Olympia House, Grecian Gardens and Hellas Cafe. All were located on S Halsted St.

The Bobs Roller Coaster from Riverview Park once located at W Belmont & N Western Aves on the North Side of Chicago.

Sky Hi Drive-in Restaurant once located on the corner of S. Cicero Ave & W Monroe St in the Austin neighborhood of Chicago.

This is parade that was held in Downtown Elmhurst with Burny Brothers Bakery in the background. Date is 1966.

High-Low Flyer Wagon. Complete with instructions on the box. Those were once sold at High-Low Foods Stores in Chicago.

Jeffery Theater Marquee. Once located at E 71st St & S Jeffery Blvd in the South Shore neighborhood of Chicago.

Here is a bus from The Evanston Bus Company at the corner of Sherman Ave & Davis St in Evanston in 1970. Notice the Valencia Theater on the left.

Vintage Marshall Field's Valentine's Day Candy Box.

Menu of Aylward's Restaurant once located at W 77th St & S Kedzie on the Southwest Side of Chicago.

Wieboldt's Store once located in Evanston, IL.

Deni's Den Greek Restaurant Matchbook. Once located on N Clark St on the North Side of Chicago.

Ad for Maurice Lenell Cookies. From The Chicago Tribune February 6, 1964.

Zenith Space Commander 600 Remote Control.

Chicago City Map with Union 76 on the cover.

Rose Records Price Sticker.

Como Inn Italian Restaurant once located at 546 N Milwaukee Ave.

Wax Trax Records Store once located at 2449 N Lincoln Ave. It's now The Lincoln Park Institute for Oral and Cosmetic Surgery.

Chances "R" Restaurant once located at 1538 N Wells St in the Old Town neighborhood of Chicago in 1970.

Here is a newspaper ad for WAIT-AM 820. Printed in The Chicago January 27, 1964.

West Suburban Transit Lines. This bus pictured here, it's destination is Hillside Shopping Center.

Canfield's Cherry-Ola Cola.

Here is Dan Blocker of the TV series Bonanza who made two personal appearances at Nickey Chevrolet on The North Side of Chicago. It happened 50 years ago on January 29 & 30, 1966.

Vintage Ford City Bank T-shirt.

Here is a newspaper ad for cinnamon pull apart coffee cake from Dressel's Bakery. From The Chicago Tribune January 27, 1966.

Drive-Thru at a vintage Jack-in-the-Box Restaurant. Location unknown.

Here are two Chicago TV magazines featuring Jim Conway. He passed away last week. He was in Chicago television that spanned over 40 years. First photo is from the TV Roundup Magazine from Chicago American Newspaper when he was working at WBBM-TV Channel 2 in the 1950's. Second photo is from Chicago Daily TV News Magazine from 1971. He worked at WMAQ-TV Channel 5, WLS-TV Channel 7, but I remembered him at WGN-TV Channel 9 where he first anchored the news in 60's and had his own talk show. He was wonderful man and he will be missed. 

Happy 30th Anniversary to the Chicago Bears winning Super Bowl XX. This ad features MainStreet Store. Printed in The Chicago Tribune January 26, 1986.

Here is a newspaper ad of Talman Federal Savings & Loan opening a new branch at 111th St & S Crawford (Pulaski) in Oak Lawn, IL. Printed The Chicago Tribune January 18, 1976.

Happy 100th Birthday to the late Jack Brickhouse. Here he is on the cover Chicago Today Television Magazine on May 18-24, 1969. 

Sportmart once located on Deerbrook Mall in Deerfield, IL.

Wag's Restaurant Menu

Woodfield Theaters 1 & 2 opened at Woodfield Mall in Schaumburg, IL in 1971. Closed around 1999 or 2000.

Baja Beach Club at 219 W Erie St. It was once located at 401 E Illinois St. Popular place in the 80's and 90's.

Wieboldt's once located at Harlem-Irving Plaza.

Jimi Hendrix on the cover of WCFL Sound 10 Survey in 1967.

Here are three newspaper ads where the Eagles performed in during the 1970's. First and second ads, they performed at Chicago Stadium, the third was at Comiskey Park. They have been torn down and we now have The United Center and US Cellular Field. I'm shocked and saddened by the passing of Glenn Frey today. He was one of a kind. 

Here is a On TV Program Guide featuring Star Wars and SportsVision on the cover. Date is September 1982.

Here is a newspaper ad featuring Mitch "The Man" Michaels on WDAI-FM 95. From The Chicago Tribune November 13, 1974.

Here is a newspaper ad for the grand opening of Marina City Bowl that opened on January 16, 1966, 50 years ago today! I believed it closed in the mid 1990's. The bowling alley now at Marina City is now named 10pin Bowling Lounge.

Vintage Montgomery Ward Credit Card.

Woolworth's Store in 1973. Location unknown.

Kroch's & Brentano's Bookstore in Evanston in the 1970's. Check out those cool cars parked in front of the store.

Talman Federal Savings & Loan once located at W 55th St & S Kedzie Ave on the SW side of Chicago.

Record City plastic bag. Once located at 4504 W Oakton St Skokie IL.

The late David Bowie starred in the 1983 movie The Hunger. Below are the list of the theaters that the movie premiered. Most of them are gone. From The Chicago Tribune April 29, 1983.

Here are two vintage Chicago Tv Magazines to featuring Batman, the TV series that debuted on January 12, 1966, 50 years ago today. From The Chicago Daily News Newspaper.

Hillman's Pure Foods Bonus Chips.

In honor of David Bowie's passing, Here is a 1983 Radio Promo Backstage Pass from his concert at the Rosemont Horizon sponsored by 95 1/2 WMET FM. He performed there from August 2nd through the 4th in 1983. WMET is gone, but the Rosemont Horizon is now called Allstate Arena. I can't believe David Bowie is gone, didn't know he was sick. He had very interesting musical career. R.I.P.

Here is a newspaper ad for Cal's Corn Fed Beef Restaurant. Printed in The Chicago Tribune January 11, 1976, 40 years ago today.

Fayva Shoes ad.

Meister Brau Beer Sign at the Kennedy Expressway.

Silo Electronics Store

Quarter Saver Folder from Home Federal Savings Bank once located on Adams & State St in Chicago.

Breakdown of a newspaper ad of Old Orchard Mall from The Chicago Tribune on January 1966.

Here is the directory of Old Orchard Mall from January 9, 1966. All the businesses are gone except C.D. Peacock Jewelry Store is still only is located elsewhere in the mall.

W.T Grants Credit Card.

The Union National Bank once located at 11108 S Michigan Ave in the Roseland neighborhood of Chicago.

A beautiful ad for Marshall Field's & Company from 1970.

Newspaper ad for Sound Warehouse Store. From The Chicago Tribune December 21, 1990

Here are three issues of the magazine The Chicagoan from 1974. There was a magazine called The Chicagoan that was published for 10 years from the 1920's to the 1930's. I believe it was brought back a few years ago but it on the internet for digital reading

Here is a menu from John's Garage Restaurant menu. It once had location in Ford City Shopping Center, Hawthorne Mall and Woodfield Mall.

Here is a Standard Gas Station at 113th Street & S. Cottage Grove Ave on the South Side of Chicago. Notice the #4 Cottage Grove Streetcar. Photo found on Ebay. Date unknown.

Magikist Sign where Shoppers Corners was located at Randolph & State Sts in Chicago's Loop.

A&P WEO Sign from the 1970's

Newspaper ad for the grand opening of Talman Federal Savings and Loan on W 55th St & S Kedzie Ave.

Dandyburger from Yankee Doodle Dandy Restaurant.

Chas A Stevens Credit Card.

nside of a Omni Superstore in Schererville, Indiana. They were quite few in the Chicagoland area.

Downtown Chicago in December 1963.

Chicken Unlimited Xmas ad

1978 McDade & Co. Xmas Catalog.

Wieboldt's Xmas Box

W.T. Grant Company Christmas Catalog from 1957.

Old Chicago Indoor Amusement Park Xmas ad.

Mr. Ned from Bozo's Circus appeared at Turn-Style Family Center Store in Skokie.

Lytton's Christmas Box

Gadzooks Clothing  Store.

Spiegel Christmas catalog from 1972.

Christmas card from Poppin' Fresh Pies, now Bakers Square from Hoffman Estates, IL in 1980. Photo credit by Patricia C Berg Hanson.

Here is a newspaper ad for Gately's People Store that the ad said it was open Sunday from 12 Noon to 5.P.M. Christmas Time in the Roseland neighborhood in Chicago at that was magical when I lived there. From The Chicago Tribune December 13, 1970.

A newspaper ad featuring audio and video cassettes for sale at Waldenbooks. It also had Betamax tapes for sale as well too. From The Chicago Tribune December 13, 1985.

Cracker Jack Factory once located on SW side of Chicago.

Oranges Records and Tapes ad

1963 Meister Brau Beer ad featuring Irv Kupincet.

Marshall Fields photo found from 1963.

Woolworth's on State St in the 1950's 

Judas Priest appeared at The Chicago International Amphitheatre sponsored by 95 1/2 WMET FM.

Mister Steer Steakhouse Glass Tumbler.

Lloyd J Harriss Pumpkin Pie Store Coupon.

Coupon for Dressel's Cream Cheese Cake 

Merry Go Round Boutique

Fritzel's Restaurant postcard  from 1951.

Morris B Sachs Inc. label.

Here is a newspaper ad for Spectrum TV Subscription that was once broadcasted on WFBN TV Channel 66,the station is now WGBO-TV. Printed in the Chicago Tribune TV Week Magazine February 12th 1982.

Ponderosa Steak House in Westmont, IL . Courtesy of The Westmont Historical Society.

La Margarita Mexican Restaurant.

79th St & S Pulaski Rd across from Bogan High School in 1971. Photo courtesy from Al Krasauskas.

Morrie Mages Sports Store.

Musicland Shopping Bag.

Levi's The County Seat Shopping Bag.

1800 N Clybourn Sign from 1989.

Karmelkorn Popcorn ad once located at Golf Mill in Niles, IL.

Highlander Ice Cream Cover.

Candlelight Playhouse Dinner Menu from July 1984

John's Original Pizza Pie cigarette lighter.

Tides Motel once located on Chicago's North Side.

MainStreet Shopping Bag.

Pie-Pan Drive-In Menu Cover.

Archer Ave Big Store Trading Stamps.

Here is a carry-out box from Arthur Treacher's Fish & Chips Restaurant from the 1970's.

S&H Green Stamps Dispenser courtesy of

Ivanhoe Menu Cover

Here is a newspaper ad for a Gambit three-in-one table on sale at Imperial Gardens on the SW side of Chicago. Printed in The Chicago Tribune October 30, 1975.

Here is a newspaper ad for C.E.T. for television sets for sale with that familiar telephone number MOhawk 4-4100. Printed in The Chicago Tribune October 30, 1950.

Here is a photo of Olympic Grocery that was once located at 4656 N Rockwell St in the Ravenswood neighborhood in Chicago. From The Chicago Tribune October 30, 1970.

Menu cover from Traders Vic's restaurant once located at The Palmer House Hotel.

A phonograph from Zenith.

Chicago Tribune ad for the grand opening of the Colony Theatre at W 59th St & S Kedzie Ave on the SW side of Chicago. It opened on Augiust 26, 1926.

Menu cover from The Athens Restaurant & Nightclub once located at Lawrence & Western Aves on the North Side of Chicago. From

Vintage Clark Gas Station at night.

Marshall Fields at Water Tower Place in 1975.

Disney Quest at Ohio & Rush Sts.

Here is Merri Dee as a DJ at WBEE-AM in the 1960's

Ad for the grand opening of Montgomery Ward at Ford City Shopping Center on October 16, 1975.

National Food Store on the corner of Armitage & Lawler on the North Side of Chicago.

Ad for Playback, The Electronic Playground featuring Zenith television sets on sale from The Chicago Tribune October 11, 1975.

WDAI-FM 94.7 poster from 1971.

Farrell's Ice Cream Parlour & Restaurant.

Zayre Shopping Bag.

Bozo the Clown on the cover of Chicago's American Sunday TV Roundup Magazine. December 3-4, 1967.

E. Wacker Dr. & N Wabash Ave in 1962. Cities Service and Canfield's billboards. Oxford House Motel on the corner.

Wieboldt's Nylon Box

Newspaper ad featuring the grand opening of House of Fabrics in Ford City Shopping Center on October 7, 1975.

Woolworth's on E 63rd St. Photo taken on December 12, 1952.

Swift Ice Cream Sandwich Wrapper.

Kroch's & Brentano's Bookstore in Evanston.

Maurice Lenell Cookies in the 1980's.

Newspaper ad for W. Bell & Co. Printed in The Chicago Tribune 10/3/85.

Prince Castle's Chocolate Chip Ice Cream Carton.

Walter Payton's 34's Restaurant matchbook.

Chicago Motel Ashtrays. The motels are no longer in business.

Bowman Milk Carton.

78 Montrose CTA Bus at the Blue Line entrance with the Magikist sign in the background.

1963 Chicago Cubs Pocket Schedule with Silvercup Bread. 

Ad for Sugar-free Twix Lemon-Lime Soda from 1970.

Vie De France Cafe And Bakery ad from 1985.

Marina Cinemas at Marina City in 1970. The House of Blues occupies that location now.

Woolworth's sidewalk sign in the South Shore neighborhood of Chicago.

South Suburban Safeway Bus Lines in 1964.

Burny Brothers Bakery Truck.

Izzy Rizzy's House of Tricks Matchbook once located on 6034 S Pulaski Rd on the SW Side of Chicago.

Grand Opening of The Diana Theatre in Homewood, IL on September 19, 1975.

Grand Opening of Topps Discount Store in Elgin, IL on September 20, 1965.

Colby's Furniture Logo.

Ad for the debut of ON-TV Subscription Television on September 15, 1980.

Newspaper ad for Robert Hall opening in Hillside, IL in September 1965.

Here is a 1981 REO Speedwagon backstage pass at The International Amphitheatre sponsored by 95 1/2 WMET-FM in February 1981. 

Here is a newspaper ad for Yankee Doodle Dandy Restaurants. Printed in The Chicago Tribune September 14, 1975.

Roseland Plaza Sign at Roseland Plaza once located at 115th St & S Michigan Ave in The Roseland neighborhood of Chicago.

Here is a 1950's menu from Kappy's Restaurant once located at E 71st St & S Jeffery Blvd in the South Shore neighborhood of Chicago.

Marshall Field's once located at Old Orchard Shopping Cnter in Skokie, IL.

John's Garage Restaurant.

WFYR-FM 103.5 FM photo.

Here is a photo of The Ewing Department Store at E 105th St & S Ewing Ave in the East Side of Chicago. Photo taken in September 1973 at the Labor Day parade. Courtesy from Alderwoman Susan Sadlowski Garza from the 10th Ward.

Here is a newspaper ad for Mandel Brothers Department Store featuring the new 1951 Dumont television sets. Printed in The Chicago Tribune September 9, 1950.

In honor of Judy Carne who has just passed away, here is aStagebill program for the 1975 stage comedy Absurd Person Singular performed at the Shubert Theatre. Technically, the theatre is still there, but it is now called the Bank of America Theatre.

Bic Banana Pen with Woolworth's price tag.

Here is a newspaper ad featuring Bill Veeck appearing at Kroch's & Brentano's Bookstore in downtown Chicago for a autographing party for his book, The Hustler's Handbook. Printed in The Chicago Tribune September 7, 1965.

Dispensa's Castle of Toys Kiddie Kingdom Drinking Cups.

George Diamond Steakhouse Restaurant.

Two Chicago streetcars in front of Western Electric in Cicero.

Blockbuster Video VHS rental video case. It has Honey, I Shrunk The Kids on the label. Dated October 14, 1990.

Here is a newspaper ad for the grand opening of Child World Toy Store in Calumet City, IL on November 17, 1984. Printed in The Chicago Tribune November 16, 1984.

Here is a 153 Wilson-Michigan CTA Bus in front of a Bramson Store on Michigan Ave.

Great Godfrey Daniels Restaurant ashtray. The restaurant was once located at 10027 Skokie Blvd in Skokie, IL.

Here are National Foods Store, Ben Franklin and Burny Brothers Bakery at the Village Market in LaGrange Park, IL sometime in the 1960's.

Here is a 1964 ad for Bozo's Circus on WGN-TV Channel 9 advertising to get half-price at kiddie park rides using Bowman Milk Product Tops.

Chuck Cavallini's Restaurant once located at 3835 W 147th St in Midlothian. Photo taken on November 18, 1969. Courtesy of The Chicago Tribune.

Steinberg-Baum Toy Catalog. Christmas December 1966.

Ad for The Floyd Brown Show on WMAQ AM 670. Debuted on August 30, 1965.

Admiral Color TV sign.

Color ad of Evans Furs Inc. From Life Magazine, September 29, 1967.

Magikist Carpet Co Sign at 86th St & S State St at the Dan Ryan Expressway.

Sinclair Gas Station once located at W 103rd St & S State St in the Roseland neighborhood in Chicago.

ChicagoFest sign in 1978.

Chicago Fire Truck in front of the Grecian Garden Restaurant once locates in Chicago's Greektown on S Halsted St in the late 1970's.

Zenith Radio Store once located on the corner of Huron St & S Michigan Ave.  

Ad for the grand opening of Shoppers World in Oak Lawn, IL Printed in The Chicago Tribune August 26, 1960.

Groovy 1970's Marshall Field's Tote Bag.

O'Connor & Goldberg Shoe Store located on W Madison St on the West Side of Chicago.

Part of the menu from The Governor's Table Restaurant once located in the Bridgeport neighborhood of Chicago. Dated 1969.

Nickey Chevrolet once located on the North Side of Chicago. Rare photo of the letter "K" not in reverse.

Regency Steakhouse once located in Oak Lawn, IL.

Old Chicago Amusement Park Banner.

Chicago Subway "L" entrance at State St with Three Sisters Dress shop on the right in 1970.

Vintage Basket Sign from Woolworth's

Holiday Inn Chicago SW Oak Lawn IL once located at 4140 W 95th St in Oak Lawn, IL

Jewel Grand Bazaar at W54th St & S Pulaski Rd on the SW Side of Chicago in 1973. Courtesy of

Hillman's Pure Foods Matchbooks

Limelight Nightclub Complimentary Drink Ticket 

Kite from Polk Brothers.

Zayre Store in the 1970's 

Midway Airlines Logo.

Maurice Lenell Cookies Refrigerator Magnet.

Goldblatt's Department Store color ad.

Sealtest Ice Cream Truck.

Tower Oldsmobile once located at 1233 N. Wells on the North Side of Chicago.

Peter Hand's Reserve Beer.

Alexander's Steak House on E 79th St in the South Shore neighborhood of Chicago.

Here is a photo of Barb Shlensky pumping gas in her AMC Gremlin at Gas City once located at 85th & S Pulaski Rd in the Ashburn neighborhood of Chicago. From The 1980 Bogan Medallion Yearbook.

Wieboldt's once located at W 63rd & S Halsted Sts in the Englewood neighborhood of Chicago. Courtesy of

Here is a ad for the Grand Opening Week of The Coral Theatre in Oak Lawn, IL that was remodeled inside and out. From The Chicago Tribune August 2, 1963.

Vintage ad for The Union National Bank of Chicago once located in the Roseland neighborhood of Chicago. Printed in The Chicago Tribune August 1, 1963.

Here is a ad for the Grand Opening of Highland Electronic Superstores at 8146 S Cicero Ave, Burbank,IL. Printed in The Chicago Tribune August 1, 1985, 30 years ago today.

Here is the invitation for the pre-grand opening of Old Chicago Amusement Park in Bolingbrook, IL on June 17, 1975 by invitation only. It officially opened on June 26, 1975 to the public

Here is the inside of Illinois Bell Phone Center Store. Location unknown.

Former Salerno Cookies Factory at 4500 W Division St in the Humboldt Park neighborhood of Chicago. It has been recently demolished.

Here is Cohn & Stern Inc. Store For Men, once located at 1500 E 55th St in the Hyde Park neighborhood of Chicago. Opened in 1951, closed in 2004. Credited by University of Chicago Photographic Archive, [apf digital item number, e.g., apf12345], Special Collections Research Center, University of Chicago Library.

Motorola/Quasar Clock Sign.

Wieboldt's Store at Harlem Irving Plaza on the North Side of Chicago.

Vintage Downtown Chicago Postcard.

Hawthorn Mellody Chocolate Milk.

Bonanza Steakhouse ad from The Chicago Tribune July 27. 1980.

Mr. How Warehouse Grand Opening. Location unknown.

Multimedia Cablevision of Oak Lawn.

Dominick's Grocery Store at Elmdale & Broadway on Chicago's North Side July 15, 1972.

Standard Gas Station at 1128 W Taylor St in 1961.

McLaughlin's Manor House Coffee.

Maling Shoes receipt.

A 45 rpm from Deep Purple sold at Turn-Style stores.

Avon Theatre at W Fullerton & Kimball Aves on the Northwest side of Chicago.

The Rotunda Building in Oak Lawn, IL, across the street from Christ Hospital.

Ad for Shakey's Pizza Parlor in Calumet City,IL.

Ad for The Body-Thon event once held at The Brickyard Mall on the Northwest side of Chicago. Printed in the Chicago Tribune July 19, 1985.

Ad for the grand opening of Twin Drive-In Theatre at 87th St & Cicero. Printed in the Chicago Tribune June 11, 1948.

Final Edition of Chicago Today Newspaper on  September 13, 1947. 

Montgomery Ward Music Guide from April 30, 1978.

Vintage Dressel's Frozen Whipped Cream Cake ad. From The Chicago tribune July 15, 1965.

Diana Grocery & Restaurant once located in Greektown. Courtesy from The Chuckman Collection. 

Sound Warehouse Records Crate.

Ad for Cal's Roast Beef from March 5, 1978.

Card for Metro Golden Memories Nostalgia Store once located on the North Side of Chicago.

Venture Discount Store.

Woolco Credit Card.

Sinclair Dinosaur Exhibit at Ford City Shopping Center from July 26 to July 30 1967. From the Chicago Tribune July 10, 1967.

American Travelers Cheque from The Beverly Bank from the South Side of Chicago.

Three matchbooks featuring Golden Rexall Drugs, Two located in Berwyn, the other one in Westchester.

Agar Ham billboard ad on a vintage Jewel Food Store.

Planet Hollywood in Chicago.

Silvercup Bread Wrapper

Vintage color photo of Wieboldt's from 1966.

Ad for The Summer of Stars at Washington Park in Homewood, IL. Took place in the summer of 1975.

Bramson Department Store Sign.

Prager Beer once made in Chicago.

Menu from The Swiss Chalet Restaurant, next door to The Bismarck Hotel once located at W Randolph & LaSalle Sts in downtown Chicago.

Ad for Gately's Peoples Store in Roseland. Printed in The Chicago Tribune July 4, 1965.

Changing a Pure Sign to a Union 76 sign at a gas station in Westmont IL.

Ad for Talman Bank. From The 1968 Bogan Medallion High School Yearbook.

Grand Central Station on W Harrison St in Chicago. Photo taken in 1963.

Hillman's White Enriched Bread.

Ad for the grand openings of Korvette Tire & Auto Centers. Opened in June 30, 1963.

Sugar-Free Flair Soda.

Poplar Creek Concert Sign.

S&H Green Stamps Redemption Center Store. Location unknown.

Ad for Pants-A-Plenty Store in Morton Grove and at 97th St & S Western Ave in Chicago. Printed in The Chicago Tribune April 30, 1970.

Dunes Motel once located on S Stony Island Ave on the South Side of Chicago. 

Canfield's Root Beer.

Studebaker's once by Walter Payton. Located in Schaumburg.

Ad for The Regency Steak House once located in Oak Lawn and Calumet City IL. From The Chicago Tribune in 1975.

T.H Mandy Women's Clothing Store. From The Chicago Tribune September 5, 1983.

Gas City Gasoline Station at W 55th St & S Pulaski Rd on The Southwest Side of Chicago in 1974. Courtesy of The Chicago Tribune.

Jack Brickhouse on the cover of Chicago Today TV Magazine May 18-24 1969.

Roney's Ice Cream once sold at High-Low Food Stores. 

Bireley's Orange Soda.

Chances R Restaurant Coffee Mug.

1970 Meister Brau Beer ad.

40 years ago, Jaws premiered in theaters. Printed in The Chicago Tribune June 20, 1975. Some of these theaters don't exist anymore.

These are Orchard Park Soft Drinks once sold at National Food Store.

1927 Chicago Black Hawks Program. Game was held at The Chicago Coliseum.

YMCA Hotel Chicago once located at 820 S Wabash Ave.

4 Screen Drive-In Theatre in Riverdale, IL. Opened in June 16, 1950.

A copper backstage pass given to Flipside Records for the four night concert performed by REO Speedwagon at The Internation Amphithearte in 1981.

Dominick's Grocery Store at W 115th St & S Western Ave. Date April 17, 1975.

International Amphitheatre at W 42nd & S Halsted Sts. 

Cezars Inn Hotel Room Key once located in Burbank, IL.

Klee Brothers Store in Chicago's North Side.

Yankee Doodle Dandy Restaurant.

Faber's Restaurant once located in Chicago's Loop.

Vintage Kinney's Shoe Box.

Vintage S&H Green Stamps Dispensers.

Ad for Dressel's Danish Pecan Coffee Cake advertised at High-Low Foods Store. Printed in The Chicago Tribune January 21, 1971.

Ford City Bank once located at Ford City Shopping Center in Chicago's Southwest Side.

Burger Chef Logo from 1973.

Jolly Good Soda Pop.

1964 Zenith Television Manual.

Mill Run Theatre ad featuring George Carlin and Cheech & Chong on April 6, 1973.

Children's Bargain Town USA ad from June 5, 1965.

Amy Joy Donuts ad.

Ovaltine Factory in Villa Park, IL.

Old Chicago Lager Beer.

Judas Priest performing at The Chicago Amphithearte on May 8, 1981. Sponsored by 95 1/2 WMET-FM.

Tip Top Truck at E 63rd St & S Maryland Ave in Chicago's Woodlawn neighborhood. 

Highland Superstores Credit Card.

The Suitery in the River North neighborhood of Chicago.

Boston Sea Party Restaurant Menu.

Vintage Certified Grocers Sign.

V&H Stationery Books & Supplies Store across the street from Bogan High School.

Dispensa's Castle of Toys in Oakbrook Terrace,IL

Matchbook from The Thunderbird Hotel at E 75th St & S. South Shore Dr in Chicago's South Shore neighborhood.

The Ground Round Restaurant Menu.

ON-TV schedule ad from February 1981.

Rustler Steak House Doggie Bag.

Kiddieland Amusement Sign once located in Melrose Park, IL.