Here is a sign for Bowman Maple Nut Ice Cream from the 1960’s

Here is a T-shirt from The Funny Firm Comedy Club. it was once located at 318 W Grand Ave in Chicago.

Who remembers Lasser’s Beverages? They were once located 2452 N Sheffield Ave. Here is a sign from them.

An eight pack of Meister Brau Beer glass bottles from 1972. 

Here is a photo of CTA Bus Route 152 Addison. On the right is a sign of Wag’s Restaurant. Photo found on EBay and taken in the 1980’s. I went there when I was at DeVry in the 80's.

Here is a 1955 ticket from the TV show The Morris B. Sachs Amateur Hour. It aired on WBKB-TV (WLS-TV) on Channel 7 from 1949 to 1956. Morris B. Sachs owned several stores in the Chicagoland area for many years

A lid of Country’s Delight Small Curd Cottage Cheese from Certified Grocers.

Here is a photo of The Marbro Theater once located at 4110 W Madison St in the West Garfield neighborhood of Chicago. It was one of the largest theater in Chicago at one time. It was demolished in 1964. Photo credit by The Chicago Architectural Photographing Co.

 Here is a photo of Chicken Unlimited. This one was once located at E 111th St & S Michigan Ave in the Roseland neighborhood of Chicago. 

1974 photo of Zimmerman’s Cut Rate Liquors. At the corner of Randolph & Franklin.

Ad for a free game for the red pin at The Ford City Bowling Center once located at The Ford City Shopping Center in Chicago. Used to bowl there a lot. From The Chicago Tribune December 23, 1983. 

Here is a rare 1963 coloring book of The Adventures of Clutch Cargo. On the cover are Clutch Cargo, Spinner and Paddlefoot.

Ad for FuncoLand. Probably from the late 1990’s.

1960’s postcard from The TravelLodge once located at 7247 N Waukegan Rd in Niles, IL.

Here is The McCormick Inn Hotel once located at 2300 S Lake Shore Dr. Built in 1973, demolished in 1993.

Chances R Restaurant once located at 10071 N Skokie Blvd in Skokie, IL. Photo taken in 1971.

Ad for the grand opening for Rizzoli Bookstore at 294 Oakbrook Center in Oak Brook, IL. From The Chicago Tribune June 18, 1988.

Here is a photo of Karson’s Family Restaurant once located at 3422 W 95th St in Evergreen Park, IL. The owner John Karkazis, passed away on June 19th. Tavern in the Green Bar & Grill is there now.

Here is a photo of The Beverly House Restaurant & Banquet Hall once located at 10247 S Beverly Blvd on the South Side of Chicago. Photo by Dr. Gene Ossello

A beach towel from Sportmart featuring The Chicago Bulls.

Chas A. Stevens Department Store once located at 17 N State St in Chicago. Photo from The Chicago Tribune June 23, 1988.

Comp USA store once located at 101 E Chicago Ave in The Gold Coast neighborhood of Chicago. A Nordstrom Rack Store is now there presently.

1959 photo of The Lake Tower Motel once located at 600 N Lake Shore Dr.

A paper napkin from Puff-Fluff Doughnuts. Once located at 6801 N Western Ave in The West Ridge neighborhood of Chicago.

1960’s menu from The Rib Hill Restaurant once located at 9129 S Jeffery Blvd in The Pill Hill neighborhood of Chicago.

Here is a photo of The Foster-Harlem Shopping Center from June 16, 1978 when The Turn-Style Family Center Store was located there at the time. They started closing their stores around this time. From The Chicago Tribune.

Inside of a Silo Appliance Store. Location unknown.

Menu cover of The Corned Beef Center once located at Evergreen Plaza in Evergreen Park IL. Had several locations in the Chicagoland area at one time.

Here is another obscure one. Ad for HomeBase Improvement Warehouse Stores. Had a few locations in the 1990’s. From The Chicago Tribune June 10, 1993.

Here is the musical program from Grease The Musical produced at The Kingston Mines Theater Company once located at 2356 N Lincoln Ave. It later moved to 2548 N Halsted St where it’s now Kingston Mines Blues Club.

A 1980 receipt from Rose Records. Check out those phone numbers.

Here is a 1977 card disc from Zip’z Ice Cream Parlor featuring Rick Monday who played with the Chicago Cubs.

Dino Playmate Inflatable Doll from Sinclair Gas Stations. They are still some Sinclair gas stations still in business in the U.S. 

Ad for Linco Bleach’s new mini gallon. From The Chicago Tribune June 13, 1968.

Here is a photo of Cee Bee’s Foods once located at Main St & Jefferson Ave in Naperville, IL. From The Chicago Tribune May 2, 1983.

 Here are some cans of Clover Club soda drinks with a variety of flavors.

Inglenook Log Cabin Restaurant once located at 11507 S Halsted St in the West Pullman neighborhood of Chicago. Photo by Dr. Gene Ossello.

Woolworth’s store once located at Yorktown Center in Lombard, IL.

Who remembers Foxmoor Casuals? Here is a plastic shopping bag from there.

Here is a glass sign from a Ben Franklin store.

Who remembers ClubLand once located at the Vic Theater in the 1980’s? Here is a matchbook from there.

Here is a May 1973 menu cover from Fritz that’s it! Restaurant once located at 1615 Chicago Ave in Evanston, IL.

Harmony Hamburgers once located at 3643 E 106th St in the East Side of Chicago. 

Saks Fifth Avenue Stores are still around, but here is one once located at Old Orchard Shopping Center in Skokie, IL. Photo taken in 1958.

Jack in the Box restaurants are still around, but not in the Chicagoland area. Here is an ad from the 70’s when it was located at W 103rd St & S Cicero Ave in Oak Lawn, IL.

Baskin Store once located at 1035 Lake St in Oak Park, IL. Photo taken in the 1950’s

Anyone who lives or has lived on the North Side of Chicago would probably remember Mayflower Super Foods. They were in business from the 1950’s to the early 1970’s. Located at Addison & Central.

Photos of Bonanza Steakhouses in the Chicagoland area. From The Chicago Tribune May 27, 1978.

Pj Hoff Weather Kit 

Here is a rare green vinyl record from the rock group The Kind. Their album Total Insanity When You Rock was released in 1981 from their own label 360 Records once located at 360 N Michigan Ave. They were a very good back in the day.

Dove Candies Ice Cream Fountain Service once located at 6000 S Pulaski Rd.

Ad for the grand opening of Camelot Music once located at Randhurst Mall in Mt. Prospect, IL. From The Chicago Tribune May 19, 1983.

Photo of The Altman Camera Company once located at 129 N Wabash Ave. Photo taken in 1967. Notice The House of Vision next door to the place.

Photo of a Western Electric Mobile Employee Office. Location unknown. Photo taken in 1970.

Here is a photo of some cakes on display from A&P Grocery Stores. From The Chicago Tribune May 16, 1968.

Here are some vintage CTA buses at W Pershing Rd & S Archer Ave where the CTA bus barn was located. It has been demolished for years. Notice the Chicken Unlimited Restaurant on the left. Photo was taken November 1977.

Here are two kinds of boxed chocolates from Stop & Shop once located at 16 W Washington St in the Loop.

Here is a SportsChannel microphone flag.

Here is a photo of Toppers Restaurant once located at 333 N Austin Blvd in the Austin neighborhood of Chicago. From The Chicago Tribune May 9, 1968. 

Here is the first issue of Television Forecast TV Magazine was published on May 9, 1948. It only listed programs for WGN-TV Channel 9 & WBKB Channel 4 (CBS).

Here is a blink and you miss it Chicago business. Viacom Entertainment Store once located at 600 N Michigan Ave. Was only in business for 18 months. From The Chicago Tribune May 9, 1998

Here is a Lionel Train Set from Town House TV & Appliances once located in Niles, IL. Remember the commercials?

Here is a cookbook from Petros Kogiones, owner of Diana’s Grocery & Restaurant once located at 310 S Halsted St in Chicago’s Greektown neighborhood. Published in 1975.

Here’s is the 20 Madison CTA bus parked in front of the Chicago Stadium. Opened in 1929, and was demolished in 1995.

Postcard from Kiddytown Amusement Park once located at 4250 N Harlem Ave in Norridge, IL.

Here is Bluebird Coach Lines Bus. Photo is from 1965. 

This is earliest ad I found for Children’s Bargain Town USA Toy Store. Once located at 2023-33 N Milwaukee Ave in Chicago. From The Chicago Tribune May 1, 1958.

Here is a photo of a helicopter lowering an AC unit above a Colby’s Furniture Store in Oak Brook, IL. Photo taken in February 24, 1968.

A classic photo of Kroch’s & Brentano’s Bookstore that was once located at 29 S Wabash Ave. Photo taken in the early 1970’s. 

Here is a coupon postcard from Prince Castles Ice Cream Restaurant. This one was located at 3138 S Oak Park Ave in Berwyn, IL. Expiration date is January 24, 1950.

Photo of a Blockbuster Video Store once located at E Chicago & N Wabash Avenues. Photo taken in 1991.

Photo of the inside of a Robert Hall Village Store in 1976. Location unknown.

Here is a Miles Per Gallon Speed-O-Mile Teller Slide Rule from Terry’s Texaco International Service Station once located at W 79th St & S Damen Ave in Chicago.

Here is a postcard of The Last Word Chicken Restaurant once located at 925 Ogden Ave in Downers Grove, IL.

Here is a photo of Monarch Dry Cleaners once located at 114-140 W 111th St in The Roseland neighborhood of Chicago. Had several locations in the Chicagoland area for years. Photo provided by Dr. Gene Ossello. Photo taken in the 1960’s.

Postcard from The Fireside Chrysler-Plymouth Dealership once located at 1020 E Golf Rd in Schaumburg, IL.

Here is the lobby of The Jeffrey Theater once located at 1952 E 71st St in The South Shore neighborhood of Chicago. What a gorgeous place it was back in the day!

Ad for Sizzler Family Steak Houses. From The Chicago Tribune April 21, 1978. 

 Here is a 1978 jacket from Musicland.

 Here is a copy of The Record Buyer’s Guide from Peaches Records & Tapes. This is from April 1979.

A patch from ON-TV Subscription Television Service.

Here are two menu covers from The White Autumn Restaurant once located at 5754 W Division St in the Austin neighborhood of Chicago. 

Look at this beautiful ad from The Zenith Radio Company. The radios and the phonographs looked very sleek and attractive at the time. Ad is from 1942.

Here is a rare Schlitz Beer Chicago Cubs Cardboard 3D Sign.

Who remembers this place? Matchbook from Traffic Jam once located at 401 W Ontario St in Chicago.

Lums Restaurant once located in Glenwood, IL. Had several locations in the Chicagoland area in the 70's and 80's

Ad for the album Point of Know Return from Kansas on sale at Playback The Electronic Playground Store. From The Chicago Tribune April 16, 1978.

A South Suburban Safeway Lines Bus on Cermak Rd in 1972. Loved riding on these when I lived in The Roseland neighborhood of Chicago in the early 1970's. Photo found on Ebay.

Here is an ad for Bally's Tom Foolery Restaurant once located at 19 W 011 W Butterfield Rd in Lombard, IL. From The Chicago Tribune April 15, 1983.

Who remembers Plato's Place Restaurant? Once located at the corner of W Randolph & N Dearborn Sts right next door to The Woods Theater. Photo taken in the early 1960's.

Photo of The Eastman Kodak Company once located at 1901 W 22nd St In Oak Brook, IL. Opened on October 1961 and was torn down. A Costco was built on the property and opened on November 1997.

Here is a photo of Davidson's Bakery once located at 1617 W Howard St in the Rogers Park neighborhood of Chicago.

Classic photo showing the back of a vintage CTA bus. Notice the Standard & Sinclair Gas Stations on both side of the street. Location was at the intersection of Dodge Ave & Howard St in Evanston, IL. in Skokie, IL. Photo taken in 1957. 

The Arc Restaurant once located at 1813 Waukegan Rd in Glenview, IL. From The Chicago Tribune April 12, 1973.

A 1985 Chicago Bears commemorative edition coffee mug from Ponderosa Steakhouse Restaurants. 

A box of double nine dominoes from Woolworth's/Woolco.

Remember Cingular Wireless? Based in Atlanta Ga, it had lot of stores in the Chicagoland are from 2000 to 2007. Here is Nokia 5165 cellphone complete with charger and user guide. Merged with AT&T in 2007. 

Price tag from Community Discount Stores.

Lobby of The Kungsholm Scandinavian Restaurant once located at 100 E Ontario St in Chicago. Lawry's The Prime Rib Restaurant occupies that building now. 

Salerno Cookies are still around. Here is a photo of a box of Salerno Scooter-Pies

Here is a vintage menu from The Athens Restaurant & Cocktail Lounge once located on the northwest corner of S Halsted & Harrison Sts. Check out those phone numbers!

Postcard from Lytton’s Department Store once located at River Oaks Mall in Calumet City, IL.

Who remembers WICV-FM 99.5 during the early 1970’s? Started as WWZR, WEFM, WICV, back to WEFM and is now WUSN, US 99. From The Chicago Tribune April 7, 1973. 

Ad for Kinney Shoes once located at Evergreen Plaza in Evergreen Park, IL. From The Chicago Tribune April 5, 1973.

A menu cover from Sam & Hy’s Delicatessen & Restaurant once located at 3434 W Dempster St. in Skokie, IL. 

Celebrated WGN-TV’s 70th anniversary, here is an ad for The Fair Department Store having television sets on sale. From The Chicago Tribune April 4, 1948. 

Here is a 1970 photo of the intersection of W 63rd St & S Cicero Ave taken across the street from Midway Airport. You can see a Standard Oil Gas Station and next door was Children’s Bargain Town USA Toy Store. Both businesses are gone now. 

Two white vinyl pocket protectors from Maurice Lenell Cookies.

A 1975 poster calendar from WCFL-AM 1000 featuring Larry Lujack who hosted afternoons at the time. Found on Ebay.

Here is a Suburban Transit System Bus. Started operating out of Oak Lawn, IL in 1921. Later sold to the RTA and then became Pace. Photo taken in 1977.

Easter ad for Demler’s Restaurant & Gus Widen’s Cakes & Pastries once located at Evergreen Plaza in Evergreen Park, IL. I remembered Widen’s Bakery when it was located at 8250 S Cicero Ave in Burbank, IL.

Richman Brothers Clothing Store once located at Hawthorne Mall in Vernon Hills, IL. Photo taken in 1992.

The Old Spinning Wheel Restaurant once located at 421 E Ogden Ave in Hinsdale, IL. Photo credit by The Chicago Tribune. 

Ad for Luigi’s Pizza. Once located at 8512 S. Pulaski Rd in the Ashburn neighborhood of Chicago. It’s Conte’s Pizza now. It was one of my favorite pizza places when I lived in the area. The others are Vito’s & Nicks’s and Angie’s, both on S Pulaski Rd and are still open. 

An ashtray from Chances R Restaurant. 

Postcard from The Chicago’s Last Department Store once located at 10520 S Indianapolis Ave in the East Side neighborhood of Chicago.

Ad for J.R. Music Shop & Oranges Records & Tapes for the hard rock group Triumph on their new album and tour. From The Chicago Tribune March 25, 1983.

An empty carton of Yummy Vanilla Ice Cream. Jewel Grocery Stores carried this brand for years.

Buttons from Mary Lester Fabrics Shops. Another obscure Chicago business

Kraml Dairy Milk Crate. My video will be debuting shortly. 

Here are some doneness tags from The Sirloin Room of The Stock Yard Inn once located at W 42nd & S Halsted Sts.

A photo of Pullman Trust & Savings Bank once located at E 111th St & S South Park Way or Ave, now Martin Luther King Jr. Dr. Photo taken in the mid-1960’s. Photo credited by Dr. Gene Ossello.

Ad for WJJD AM 1160. It’s now WYLL. From The Chicago Tribune February 24, 1983.

Here is a photo of Flo's Restaurant once located at 7-11 W Randolph St in The Loop. Photo credited by Saul Smaizy. 

A button from The Chicago Today Newspaper. 

Here is another obscure business that was in Chicago. Here is a wooden nickel from Heap Big Beef Restaurant. They were here in the late 1960’s. It was similar to Arby’s.

A vintage Meister Brau Beer cardboard case from 1960’s.

Here is a wall mounted multi-line yellow telephone from Western Electric.

Here is the earliest ad I could find for “The Loop”. From the Chicago Tribune March 13, 1977. Thank you for the memories. 

Here is a Canfield’s electric wall clock.

A postcard of The Edgewater Beach Hotel from the 1960’s.

Photo of The Old Prague Restaurant once located at 5928 W Cermak Rd in Cicero, IL.

Credit card from Gantos Clothing Store.

Here is a 1960 spring catalog from First Distributors Inc, once located in The Albany Park neighborhood of Chicago.

Ad for ON-TV & Spectrum Subscription Television. This is the first glimpse of a Spectrum program guide I have seen so far. From The Chicago Tribune March 4, 1983.

A photo of a vintage CTA bus heading north on Wabash Ave. Notice the Johnny’s Prime Steak House sign. It was located at 501 S Wabash Ave. Photo found on eBay. Date 1964.

Here is a 1969 Wizzzer Trick Tray Set with a Dispensa’s Castle of Toys price sticker.

Jack in the Box is still in business in other locations. I had this glass when my mother bought it for me when we dined there one day. It was at W Fullerton & N Kimball Aves right across the street from The Avon Theater.

A can of Parker House Coffee. 

A Burny Brothers Bakery entrance made out of stone. This was located on the corner of First St & York Rd in Elmhurst, IL. Photo credit from Jake Parrillo. 

MainStreet Clothing Store once located in Chicago Ridge Mall in Chicago Ridge, IL. Photo is from The Chicago Tribune February 28, 1988.

Here is a Stagebill program featuring Ray Rayner & Dale Benson on the cover. They performed at The Candlelight Dinner Playhouse once located in Summit, IL. Dated December 15, 1976.

A sign from Hoe Kow Cantonese Restaurant once located at 73 E Lake St. 

Here is a 1979 photo of a Chicago Health Club once located at 6500 N Ridge Blvd. Photo credit by Buddy Casanova.

Here is a Z-Rock bumper sticker from 1986. WZRC-FM 106.7 is now WPPN-FM. 

Here is a rare Diver Dan jigsaw puzzle from the 1960’s. The show used to be shown on Ray Rayner and HIs Friends.

Postcard from Mangam’s Chateau Restaurant once located at 7850 W Ogden Ave in Lyons, IL. 

Two piggy banks from Wickes Furniture.

Here is a postcard of Topper’s Beef & Bourbon Restaurant once located at 1560 N Wells St in Old Town Chicago. 

Shopping Bag from ChicagoFest.

Who remembers Dingbat’s? Once located at 247 E Ontario St. Mr T. once worked there as a bouncer.

Who remembers Computer City Stores? There are a few stores still in business in Europe. From The Chicago Tribune February 18, 1998.

Okay, who remembers Big Daddy’s The Entertainment Stores? They were here in the Chicagoland area in the early 1980’s. From The Chicago Tribune February 11, 1983.

 A Skee Ball Ticket from Kiddieland Amusement Park once located at Melrose Park, IL. 

Photo of Stump’s Pub & Banquet Hall once located at 10551 S Harlem Ave in Worth, IL. From The Chicago Tribune February 4, 1978. People I know to this day still miss this place very much.

Here is a pizza box from Ron Santo’s The Pro’s Pizza with Ernie Banks on it. 

Won Kow Chinese Restaurant located at 2237 S Wentworth Ave in Chinatown closed its doors last week after 90 years in business. Talk about longevity. It will be missed.

A 1968 Bartender’s Guide from Zimmerman’s Cut Rate Liquor Store once located at 240 W Randolph St. 

A credit card from Paddor’s Clothing Store.

Two Beer Glasses from The Golden Ox Restaurant once located at 1578 N Clybourn Ave. 

Holloway House Cafeteria once located at 27 W Randolph St in the Loop.

Here is a photo of Reiter’s Home Furnishing Store once located at 6238 S Halsted St in The Englewood neighborhood of Chicago. Photo was taken 1968.

Who remembers Broadstreet’s Men’s Clothing Store? It had stores at The Palmer House Hotel in Chicago, Skokie and Oak Brook. Here is an ad from 1962.

Here is a poster for WGLD-FM 102.7 from the early 1970’s. Previously it was WOPA, then WGLD, WBMX and now it’s WVAZ V103.

Here is another obscure business that was in the Chicagoland area. Who remembers Little Red Hen Country Chickens Restaurant? They were here briefly in the 1960’s. From The Chicago Tribune January 28, 1968.

Here is a postcard from River Oaks Shopping Center in Calumet City, IL with Kroch’s & Brentano’s Bookstore on the right. Postcard is from late 1960’s.

Here is a photo of Hyde Park Shoe Builders once located at 1451 E 57th St. in Hyde Park. This photo is very personal to me. The owner Gus Lukis has just passed away and he and his late wife lived in my old neighborhood in Ashburn. They were good friends with my parents and visited my house frequently when we lived there. What a nice man he was. He owned the place for 55 years until January 2015. 

Here is Kline’s Department Store once located at W 131st St & S Western Ave in Blue Island, IL. Also had two other locations in Chicago Heights and Joliet. 

A menu from a Chicken Delight Restaurant. This menu is from 6424 W Belmont Ave. There were at least 20 or 25 locations in the Chicagoland area during the 1960’s

Here is an ad for The Original House of Pies Restaurant. It had few locations in the Chicagoland. Still in business in couple of states. From The Chicago Tribune January 25, 1973.

A TV set cardboard box from Zenith Radio Corporation. 

Bresler’s 33 Flavors Ice Cream Shop once located at E Hyde Park Blvd in the Hyde Park neighborhood of Chicago. Photo taken in 1988

Here is something obscure. A travel bag from Olson Travel. It had an office at 1 N LaSalle St at one time. Not sure about other locations. 

A coffee can from Orchard Park. This brand was sold at National Food Stores back in the day

Happy 50th Anniversary to Rowan & Martin’s Laugh-In. Premiered on January 22, 1968. Here are Dan Rowan & Dick Martin on the cover of Chicago’s Sunday American TV Roundup Magazine April 21-27. 1968. I have a Facebook group and page for the show. You can join the group and follow the page if you like. Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In 50th Anniversary Page Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In (1968-1973)-The Official Facebook Fan Club.

Ad for the grand opening of Discount Records at 9519 N Milwaukee Ave in Niles, IL. From The Chicago Tribune January 21, 1973.

Postcard of Johnstone’s Restaurant & Bakery once located at 4747 W Peterson Ave in the Sauganash neighborhood of Chicago

A sign from Community Family Center Store once located on W 95th St and S Ridgeland Ave in Oak Lawn, IL. This photo is from the late 1970’s.

Drovers National Bank once located at W 47th St & S Ashland Ave in the Back of the Yards neighborhood in Chicago. Photo taken in 1978.

Here is a cookbook from Louis Szathmary, owner of The Bakery Restaurant once located at 2218 N Lincoln Ave. The cookbook was published on December 1, 1980. The Bakery Restaurant closed in 1989.

Selected products from Hawthorn Mellody Dairy from the 1950’s. 

Who remembers the TV show The Magic Door? It aired on WBBM-TV Channel 2 on Sunday mornings from 1962 to 1982. Here is a certificate of citizenship, of a map of Torahville from the TV show. Very rare find. I remembered the show and watched it a few times when I was a kid.

Photo of the 62 Archer Express Bus heading northeast on Archer Ave at W Pershing Rd & S Rockwell St. The CTA bus barn on the right and The Chicken Unlimited Restaurant on the left are both gone. Photo taken in November 1977.

Here is a photo of B/G Foods Cafeteria once located at N Dearborn & W Division Sts. Photo taken in 1936. It was a chain of cafeterias back in the day. 

The Sands Motel once located at W Foster Ave & N Sheridan Rd in the Edgewater neighborhood of Chicago. Notice the Peter Pan Restaurant on the left.

A credit card from Courtesy Home Center. It had several locations in the Chicagoland. Went out of business in the mid-1990’s.

Here is an ad for The Thirsty Whale once located in River Grove, IL. From May 19, 1990.

Dutch Mill Candy Store once located on the corner of E 53rd St & S Harper Ave in the Hyde Park neighborhood of Chicago. 

T-shirt from Tower Records once located at 214 S Wabash Ave in downtown Chicago.  

Backstage pass from B’Ginnings nightclub when the band Devo appeared there on November 1, 1978. B’Ginnings nightclub was located at 1227 E Golf Rd in Schaumburg, IL. It closed in 1981.

 Here is a brush from Jack Robbins Clothes once located at 5613 W Belmont Ave. Also had a location in Elmwood Park, IL.

The Fair Department Store once located on W Adams & S State Sts all decorated for Christmas. Photo is from 1950’s.

The Millionaires Club Restaurant once located at 19 S Wabash Ave in The Chicago Loop. Had other several locations throughout the Chicagoland area.

Goldblatt's store on State St in the 1980's.

The Shore Theater once located at 2507 E 75th St in the South Shore neighborhood of Chicago. Photo is from The Chicago Architectural Photography Company. Photo taken in the 1930’s.  

Here is a Loehmann’s Store Insider Club Card. 

Klee Brothers & Co Department Store once located at Lincoln,Belmont & Ashland Aves in 1955. 

Photo of a White Hen Pantry store once located at W 144th St & S Wentworth Ave in Riverdale, IL. Photo credit by Martha Humphrey-Slaughter.

Here is an obscure one. An ad for Light Wave Video Store once located at 956 1/2 W Webster Ave in the Lincoln Park neighborhood of Chicago. From The Chicago Tribune December 18, 1987. 

A 1975 Zenith black & white portable TV with denim lining. I had one just like that when I growing up, except the denim lining.

Here is a Robert Hall Village Store once located at Washington Square Mall in Homewood, IL. Photo is from The Homewood Historical Society.

Here is a United Motor Coach Bus at The Skokie Swift Terminal. Notice the sign of the Walton Chrysler/Plymouth Dealership on the left. Not sure what year this photo was taken. Found on EBay.  

Ad for The Axle Roller Rink. From The Chicago Tribune January 6, 1978.

Manny Berger Shoe Center Store on W North Ave & N 78th Ave in Elmwood Park, IL. Photo taken in the 1960's.

Inside of a vintage Dominick’s Finer Foods Store. Location unknown. 

Here is a photo of a parade from the 1950’s on S Michigan Ave between 111th & 112th Sts in the Roseland neighborhood.This is a special photo for me, the store on the left that says R&S Shoes which the address was 11135 S Michigan, my father owned the property from 1965 to 1996. It was later became Schiff Shoes and then O-Kay Shoes. 

The Big Banjo Restaurant once located at 425 W Roosevelt Rd in Glen Ellyn, IL. 

Here is a keychain from Hand-Moor Fashions Store once located at 200 W Adams St. It was previously located at 216 W Jackson Blvd.

Who remembers PrimeCo Cellular Wireless Service? Here is a cell phone from them, complete with charger. It was once headquartered in Itasca, IL. The cellphones were around in the late 1990’s.

New Year’s Eve party ad from Great Godfrey Daniels Restaurant in Skokie, IL. From The Chicago Tribune December 31, 1982.

New Year’s Eve ad for Stump’s Banquet Inn once located at W 106th St & S Southwest Highway in Chicago Ridge, IL. From The Chicago Tribune December 4, 1982.

Here are the gas station locations that were once owned by Dan Terzakis, better known as “Danny Boy”. His son went to grade school with me. Mr. Terzakis passed away on October 2, 2008.

An CTA bus is parked in front of a Woolworth’s in Evanston. Photo taken in 1981.

In honor of Rose Marie’s passing, here is an ad for appearing in Up A Tree at The Drury Lane Theatre South once located in Evergreen Park, IL. From The Chicago Tribune July 21, 1976. R.I.P.

A frisbee from The Ground Round Restaurants.

Magikist Rug Cleaner Toy Truck Bank.

Oak Park Trust & Savings Bank once located at 1044 W Lake St in Oak Park, IL. Notice The Benson-Rixson Department Store on the right. The Chase Bank is there now.

 A Robert Hall Clothes Store once located at 2925 W 95th St in Evergreen Park, IL. Photo taken in 1954. 

A sheet of stamps featuring Chickenman from WCFL-AM 1000. Dick Orkin who played him died on Christmas Eve. He will be missed.

Ad for Tempo Tapes and Records Store. Had two location in Downers Grove and Oak Lawn, IL. Judging by the albums, I would say this ad is from the summer of 1978.

Mandel Brothers Department Store Catalog from the 1950’s.

Ad for WLAK 94 FM for airing Christmas music for 30 hours straight. From The Chicago Tribune December 24, 1972.

1974 Christmas catalog cover from The Bonwit Teller Department Store. It was located on E Pearson St & N Michigan Ave.

Ad for Egg Nog Mix from Wanzer Dairy. From The Chicago Tribune December 20, 1960. 

Christmas ad from Van Oak’s Pet Shops. From The Chicago Tribune December 22, 1962.

Toy sale ad from Wieboldt’s Department Store from 1980.

Here is a record called Christmas Party recorded by Two Ton Baker. It was released in 1946. 

Here is some of the cast members of the TV show Family Affair featuring Buffy, Jody and Mr. French as Santa Claus on the cover of Chicago’s Sunday American TV Round Up Magazine, dated December 22-28, 1968.

40 years ago,Saturday Night Fever was released in theaters in Chicago. Here is the cover of the first issue of Disco Chicago Magazine. I remembered seeing this at Crestline Pharmacy once located across the street from Bogan High School which I attended.

Here is a catalog cover of Gilmore’s Department Store once located on the corner of W Lake St & N Oak Park Ave in Oak Park, IL. It’s been closed since the 1970’s. Catalog is from 1953. 

Bell Phone Center Store Christmas ad from 1981. 

Classic Christmas Outdoor Lights from Grant’s Department Store.

Christmas ad from Wag’s Restaurants.

Who remembers Salerno Jingle Cookies that used to be packaged this way? A Chicago Christmas classic product from the past.

Christmas ad for Moondog’s Comicland Comic Book Stores. From The Chicago Tribune December 6, 1987. Please follow my Moondog’s page on Facebook! 

Christmas ad featuring products from The Hawthorn Mellody Christmas Train. From The Chicago Tribune December 8,1967.

Ad for the grand opening of Bob Nelson/Ernie Banks Ford Dealership once look located at 7600 S Stony Island Ave in the South Shore neighborhood of Chicago. Opened on December 8, 1967. 

Hillman's Pure Foods Supermarket once located at Cermak Plaza in Bewryn, IL. Photo taken in the late 1950's.

Here is Santa Claus at The Brickyard Mall. Photo taken in 1983. 

Red & green Christmas bell shaped candles from Bell Federal Savings & Loan Association once located at 79 W Monroe St in The Chicago Loop. 

Pegasus Restaurant & Taverna closed its doors for good. Located at 130 S Halsted St in Greektown Chicago. Very sad to see it go.

Here is a photo of The South Shore National Bank & Jeffrey Theater on the corner of E 71st St & S Jeffrey Blvd in the South Shore neighborhood of Chicago. Photo taken in April 1972. Credited by Pat Hammond.My parents had an account at the bank in the 1960's.

Who remembers Pam’s Young Folks Children’s Apparel Stores? From The Chicago Tribune November 26, 1982.

A box of Double Kay Assorted Nuts. They were once manufactured by The Kelling Nut Company in Chicago. 

Here is the original entrance sign that was at the Old Chicago Indoor Amusement Park once located in Bolingbrook, IL.

Two West Town Bus Company Buses. Photo is from August 1970. 

In honor of David Cassidy’s passing, here he is on the cover of Chicago Daily News TV Magazine dated December 25, 1971-January 1st, 1972. Grew up watching The Partridge Family for many years and enjoying their music. Still have the DVD’s. 

A pie server from Lloyd J. Harriss Pies.

Vintage box of Linco Plus all fabric bleach.

Here is a sign from The Coffee Pot Restaurant that was once located at 11518 S Michigan Ave at Roseland Plaza. My Roseland memory of this place was when my Mom, me and two brothers walked over to the plaza and my Mom shopped at DeKoven Drug Store, National Foods Store, and then to the Coffee Pot where my Mom treated us for ice cream. My Mom knew the owner very well and several of the employees that worked there at the time. 

Hanging sign of The Metro Golden Memories Nostalgia Store once located at 5425 W Addison St in the Portage Park neighborhood of Chicago. Used to go there all the time. It was awesome! I miss it tremendously!

Photo of The Home Store. A department store that was once located at 11800 S Michigan Ave in The Roseland neighborhood. Photo credit by Dr. Gene Ossello. When we lived in Roseland, my Mom never went to that store. She always shopped at Gately's People Store because we lived a half a block on Michigan Ave from there.

The Red Barrel Restaurant once located at 5214 S Archer Ave on the SW side of Chicago

Pixley & Ehlers Restaurant sign with a classic CTA bus on the left. Had several locations in the Chicagoland area back in the day.

Add a coin bank from Home Federal Savings Bank once located at E Adams & State Sts.

A Day after Thanksgiving sale at Gordon’s. This store that sold women’s clothing was once located at 11113 S. Michigan Ave in the Roseland neighborhood of Chicago. My mother shopped there frequently when we lived there at the time. She said the clothes were beautiful. From The Chicago Tribune November 24, 1960.

Here is a 1936 Thanksgiving Menu Cover from The Edgewater Beach Hotel once located on the North Side of Chicago. Notice The Mayflower on the cover.

Ad for The High School Spirit Contest sponsored by WMET 95 1/2 FM. Bogan High School, where I graduated in 1981, entered in contest. From The Chicago Tribune November 20, 1977.

According to the Chicago Tribune, this is a photo of the Polk Brothers Store that was once located at E 85th St & S Cottage Grove Ave on the South Side of Chicago. People were waiting for Brigid Bazlen who starred in her own TV show The Blue Fairy to make a personal appearance. It aired one year on WGN-TV Channel 9. Photo taken on 1958. 

Here is a box of special black tea from High-Low Foods Store.

1960's Bunco Score Card with Magikist Carpet & Rug Cleaners, S&H Green Stamps and National Food Stores logos.

Poster of Dispensa’s Castle of Toys' grand opening on November 16, 1967. It was located in Oakbrook Terrace, IL. A wonderful business gone forever, but the precious memories will be with us for the rest of our lives.

Who remembers Rizzoli Bookstores? Based in New York City, it had two locations in Chicago. One at Water Tower Place, which opened in 1976, and Oak Brook Center in Oak Brook, IL. One still exists in Manhattan, New York. From The Chicago Tribune December 11, 1988.

A cigarette lighter from Dressel’s Bakery.

Woodfield Theaters once located at 901 Perimeter Dr at Woodfield Mall in Schaumburg, IL. Photo taken in the early 1970’s.

146 Marine Michigan Local CTA Bus parked in front of Chandler’s Shoes & Chas A Stevens on State St. Photo taken sometime in the 1980’s. 

A National Foods Store once located at Ford City Shopping Center on the SW side of Chicago. Photo taken in 1974. Photo credit by Lee Harvey.

Who remembers Dick “Two Ton” Baker? Here he is at Riverview Amusement Park in Chicago in 1955. He was a singer & entertainer in nightclubs, radio & TV. Also, he has recorded many songs throughout his career. He was a very versatile person.

Blue Suede Shoes Night Club once located at 800 E Roosevelt Rd in Lombard, IL. From The Chicago Tribune October 8, 1982.

Coffee Cups from White Hen Pantry. 

Ad for MetroVision Cable Company. From The Chicago Tribune November 4, 1987. 

South Suburban Safeway Lines Bus on Michigan Ave. Destination says to South Holland via 100th St. Photo taken in 1969.

From the landline era, here is an ad for Sports Phone from Illinois Bell. From The Chicago Tribune November 4, 1977. 

Here is a Trick or Treat Bag from Wieboldt’s Department Store.

Amling’s Flowerland Haunted House once located 8900 W North Ave in Melrose Park, IL. 

Shopping Bags from Cub Foods. The are still in business, but not in Chicago. Most of the locations are in Minnesota.

Construction sign at Evans Furrier Store once located at 36 S State St.

Goldblatt’s Department Store once located at W Chicago & N Ashland Aves. Photo taken sometime in the 1950’s.

Here is the entrance to The Pump Room Restaurant once located at 1301 N State Pkwy. It’s right inside of The Ambassador Hotel. The restaurant is closed and will now be called Booth One. 

Who remembers Colonel Day's Levi's Emporium Stores? Grand opening ad from The Chicago Tribune 10/21/82 sponsored by WFYR 103 1/2 FM.

Who remembers Guido’s Finer Foods? This one was located at The Hillside Shopping Center in Hillside, IL. Had several locations in the Chicagoland area. I believe the family moved to Scottsdale AZ and opened a deli. It’s still there.

A shopping bag from Venture Stores.

Who remembers C.E.T. and their phone number MOhawk 4-4100? Ad from The Chicago Tribune 10/22/67. The commercials were frequently aired on TV back in the day.

A metal ashtray from Chicken Unlimited. I remembered seeing those when I lived in Roseland and the place was located at E 111th St & S Michigan Ave.

ATA ticket counter in Midway Airport. Based in Indianapolis, it had a call center in Chicago at 3 locations, Oakbrook Terrace,IL, on W Bryn Mawr Ave near O'Hare Airport and near Midway Airport. It ceased operations on April 3, 2008.

Tickets from Disco Wheels Roller Rink once located at 4150 W 55th St on the SW side of Chicago. It was later renamed Dancing Wheels.

Ad for the Commodore 64 computer on sale at the Video King. Had several location in the Chicagoland area in the 1980's.

Here is something obscure. Here is an ad for Cook's Mart Houseware Stores. It had a few locations at one time. From The Chicago Tribune 10/14/82.

Certified Red Label Calorie Reduced Cola Can from Certified Foods.

Photo of Karolls Men's Wear once located on the corner of W Washington and N State Streets with classic CTA bus stops signs. 

Matchbook from The Peach Tree Restaurant & Lounge once located at E 79th St & S South Shore Dr in the South Shore neighborhood of Chicago 

Here is The Bobs Roller Coaster at Riverview Park. 50 years ago this month, the amusement park was sold to developers.

A brass store sign from Wieboldt's Department Store. 

A small cedar chest from Homer Brothers Furniture. The address on the says it was located at 1909 W 95th St in the Beverly neighborhood of Chicago.

Postcard from Sholl Pontiac Dealership once located at 1101 Chicago Ave in Evanston, IL

Ad for The Egg Store. It had a few locations on the South Side and suburbs at one time. My mother used to shop there all the time. From The Chicago Tribune October 2, 1982.

Salerno Cookies are still around. Here is an ad from October 5, 1972. Listed are Dainty Graham, Genuine Fig Bars, Macaroon Crisp, Chocolate Nut Sundae, Sugar Cookies, Royal Bon-Bons, Oatmeal Cookies, Royal Strawberry Mallows, Almond Windmills, Fudge Sundae, Peanut Butter Sandwich Cookies, Vanilla Nut Sundae, Angel Cake Cookies, Coconut Crisp Cookies, Iced Oatmeal Cookies, Banana Flavored Sandwich Cookies and Assorted Creme Sandwich Cookies. 

1950's hotel key from The Edgewater Beach Hotel on N Sheridan Rd. The Edgewater Beach Apartments at 5555 N Sheridan Rd are still there. 

Matchbook from The Royal Castle Dinner Theater once located at 8557 S Cicero Ave in The Scottsdale neighborhood of Chicago.

Front entrance of The Lake Shore National Bank once located at 605 N Michigan Ave. Photo taken in 1993 from The William Brubaker Collection. It's now a Chase Bank.

West Suburban Transit Line Bus from 1966.

Credit card from Rosalee Stores. It was a chain of women's apparel stores in Chicago and Indiana.

An assortment of tins from Marshall Field's 

Newspaper clipping for the grand opening of Topps Discount Store once located at 280 W North Ave in Addison, IL. Opened on September 24, 1962.

Two classic CTA buses in from of The John M Smyth Co once located on Michigan Ave in 1970. The bus routes are 151 Sheridan & 3 King Dr. Photo found on Ebay. 

Menu cover from The Red Balloon Coffee House. It had two locations. One in Des Plaines, IL and the other in Niles, IL. 

1955 Allied Radio Catalog.

A candy tin from Dutch Mill Candies.

1949 Calendar from Olson Rug Co.

Metallic Out Sign from National Food Stores.

Photo of a 30 S South Chicago CTA Bus at E 92nd St & S Exchange Ave in South Chicago. Notice Gassman's Department Store in the middle. Photo is from the 50's.

Oasis Drive-In Theater once located in Des Plaines, IL. Opened on September 16, 1960.

Ad for Arrington Travel Center once located at 55 W Monroe St. Was bought out by another company Navigant International in the late 90's and then bought out from Carlson Wagonlit Travel. around 2005=2006. Used to hear a lot of this company when I worked at American Express Travel. From The Chicago Tribune September 14, 1987.

Credit card from Crawford's Department Store.

Order from Horder Office Supplies Store on E Adams St & S Michigan Ave in 1956. It had a few store locations in Chicago at one time.

Who remembers So-Fro Fabrics & House of Fabrics? Here is a plastic bag from them.

A fluorescent sign from Bowman Ice Cream.

Hi everyone! I'm back! Got a new computer and everything is back to normal. Here is a receipt from Rose Discount Record Stores.

Chicken Delight Restaurant once located at E 75th St & S Exchange Ave in South Shore neighborhood of Chicago. It later became KFC when I lived in the neighborhood. Photo taken in the early 1960's.

Hockey Puck from Herman's World of Sporting Goods. 

Name Tag from Turn-Style.

Rare Coffee Mug from ON-TV Subscription Television. Used to be broadcasted on WSNS-TV Channel 44 in the 1980's.

Wooden crate from Canfield's.

Decal from WCBR-FM 92.7 Chicago's Bear. Based in Arlington Heights, IL, the station played 90's alternative music at the time. It is now WCPY-FM and has daily Polish programming.

1977 tickets from Fun Town Amusement Park once located at E 95th St & S Stony Island Ave on the South Side of Chicago.

Cover of a L. Fish Furniture Company Catalog from the 1960's.

A photo of a gathering for the grand opening of Wieboldt's at the corner of E Madison & N State Sts. It opened on August 20, 1960

Ad for Dean Martin & Jerry Lewis appearing at The Chez Paree Nightclub August 3, 1956 It was once located at 610 N Fairbanks Ct in Chicago. 

1961 postcard from Johnny's Prime Steaks Restaurant once located at 501 S Wabash Ave in Chicago.

1962 Black & Gold Tumblers from Tony Piet Pontiac. Once located at 6600 S Western Ave on the South Side of Chicago.

Ad for Spin-It Records Store once located in Evergreen Plaza Shopping Center in Evergreen Park, IL. From The Chicago Tribune August 18, 1977.

Who remembers Memco Stores? Ad for the grand opening of two Memco stores in Niles & Arlington Heights, IL on August 16, 1972.

Elvis Presley died 40 years ago today. Here he is on the front page of The Chicago Daily News dated August 17, 1977.

Who remembers Just For Fun Video Arcade? Ad from The Chicago Tribune August 9, 1987. 

Who remembers this classic commercial and jingle for Lincoln Carpeting?

Shoppers World & A&P Supermarket once located at 5601 S Cicero Ave in Chicago. Photo taken in 1970. Photo credit from The University of Illinois Chicago Library.

Can of Thomas J. Webb Coffee. Made in Chicago for a good number of years.

1970 ad for Embassy Travel Service Inc. once located at 29 S LaSalle St in Chicago. It specialized arrangements for traveling to Greece. Served the Greek community in Chicago for years.

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.

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.

A milk crate from Wanzer's 

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.

Vintage decanter from Zimmerman's Liquor Store.

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

A Can of Edelweiss Light Beer.

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

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

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.

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.

A empty box of Salerno Coconut Bars Cookies.

TWA ticket counter at Midway Airport.

Vintage Wieboldt's Sign.

Tickets from Dispensa's Kiddie Kingdom.

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.

A can of Canfield's Olde London Quinine Tonic 

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. 

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

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.

Gift Certificate from Herman's World of Sporting Goods. 

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

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.

Como Inn Restaurant Ashtray.

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.

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.

Poppin' Fresh Pies Menu Cover from 1981.

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.

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.

Musicland Store 

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.

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

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

Saturday Matinee The Movie Store.

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

Hillman's Lake Shore Coffee

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

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

Sound Warehouse Wooden CD Holder.

Vintage Shopping Bag from Bell Phone Center Stores.

Maurice Lenell Cookies.

Here is a Zenith TV repairman's tool chest. 

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.

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.

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.

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. 

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.

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

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

Two Red Barn Chicken Boxes.

A model of small billboard featuring WSDM-FM 98.

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

Selected desserts pictured from Dressel's Bakery.

A record sleeve from Peaches Records & Tapes. 

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.

Zenith Video Director Betamax VCR from 1981.

Jewel Grand Bazaar Cardboard Tokens. Photo from EBay.

WDAI-FM 94.7 FM poster from 1976.

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

Cover of Babbage's 1991 Summer Catalog 

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.

Arthur Treacher's Fish & Chips Soft Drink Cup. 

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

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.

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

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.

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.

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

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

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.

Kroch's & Brentano's Tote Bag.

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

Wieboldt's Xmas Button.

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.

Twin Oaks Dairy Milk Crate.

John's Garage Restaurant menu from Schaumburg, IL.

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.

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. 

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.

Child World Toy Store.

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. 

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.

Wag's Late Night Restaurant Menu Cover.

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. 

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

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. 

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. 

1958 Spiegel Catalog.

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.

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

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.

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. 

Golden Bear Restaurant Menu Cover.

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

Woolworth/Woolco Popcorn Popper.

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

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

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

A vintage Dutch Mill Candy Box

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

Vintage Zenith sign.

Tip Top Bread Lucky Cakes Push Door Sign.

Goodman's Community Discount Store.

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

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.

Chicken Unlimited menu from the 1970's. 

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

Turn-Style Price Tag.

Old Dutch Root Beer Can.

Hillman's Coffee Bags. 

Vintage Wieboldt's Box

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.

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.

Bonanza Sirloin Pits Matchbook.

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.

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

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. 

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.

 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.

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.

Egghead Software ad from 1993.

WCLR 102 FM Magic Ticket Button sponsored by Jewel.

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

Magikist Coaster Stamp.

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.

Red & White Coffee.

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.

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.

Chances R Ashtray

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.

Home Federal Savings Bank Pouch.

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

Kangaroo and Joey coin bank from Continental Bank.

A six-pack of Canfield's Cola 

Eagle Foods Supermarket in the 1970's 

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.

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

Karmelkorn Electric Clock.

TraveLodge Motel Postcard.

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.

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.

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

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.

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

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

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

 

Hellenic House Restaurant once located at 4836 N Lincoln Ave.

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. 

Vintage Box from The County Seat Clothing Store.

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

Dressel's Bakery Kitchen Timer from the 1940's  

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

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

50/50 Canfield's Soda Bottle Cap.

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.

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

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

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

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

76 Lemon-Lime Soda.

Goldblatt's Shopping Bag.

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. 

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

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

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.

Menu from Wag's Restaurant.

Illinois Bell once located in the Chicago Loop.

Talman Bank Keychain.

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.