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FBI files detail the story of ex-Chicagoan Martha Dodd Stern who became a Soviet spy

Her father was U.S. ambassador to Germany as Hitler rose to power, and she was romantically involved with the Nazis’ secret police chief before embracing the Soviet Union.

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A pig and a steer and a whole lot of history are packed into Back of the Yards mural

Chicago artist Joe Miller tapped photos from the heyday of the old Union Stock Yard for his large-scale brick canvas at The Plant, an urban farm and food production incubator.

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Kenwood mural celebrates Chicago civil rights figure Rev. Jessie ‘Ma’ Houston

The 1994 mural by Bernard Williams spotlights the late jail and prison chaplain who was a founding member of what’s now the Rainbow PUSH Coalition.