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Chicago's honorary brown street signs, days, and commemorative honors; the who, what, where, when and why.  Honorary Chicago guide book, maps, biographies, history, trivia, tours, and gifts.

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A Tour from Atop - Chicago from the 80th floor at the Mid-America Club, volume 3

Linda Zabors

Honorary Chicago presents a Chicago author led tour by Linda Zabors

Tour from Atop - April 27th

Volume 3 - Chicago architecture and inventions

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A Chicago tour viewed from the private club on the top floor of the Aon Center

Stay warm and dry, this tour is entirely indoors

Saturday, April 27, 2019 10:30 AM

 
 
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The Mid-America Club

200 East Randolph Street
Aon Building, 80th floor
Chicago, IL, 60601

Saturday, April 27, 10:30 AM

$25 ($15 club members) includes the tour and brunch refreshments
This tour is held indoors with spectacular views of the city below

Reservations required for building access
Contact the Mid-America Club (312) 861-1100

Mid-America Club members can RSVP online or on the app

 

A Tour from Atop - Chicago from the 80th floor at the Mid-America Club, volume 2

Linda Zabors

Honorary Chicago presents a Chicago author led tour by Linda Zabors

Tour from Atop - February 9

Volume 2 - Structures, streets, and waterways - an early Chicago history

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A Chicago tour viewed from the private club on the top floor of the Aon Center

Stay warm and dry, this tour is entirely indoors

Saturday, February 9, 2019 10:30 AM

 
 
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The Mid-America Club

200 East Randolph Street
Aon Building, 80th floor
Chicago, IL, 60601

Saturday, February 9th, 10:30 AM 

$15 includes the tour and brunch refreshments
This tour is held indoors with spectacular views of the city below

Reservations required for building access
Contact the Mid-America Club (312) 861-1100

Mid-America Club members can RSVP online

 

A Chicago Tour viewed from the 80th floor - Mid-America Club

Linda Zabors

The Mid-America Club and Honorary Chicago present the second installment of the skyscraper tour by Chicago author, Linda Zabors

Tour from Atop, II

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Chicago history, streets, and architecture

Chicago as viewed from the private club on the top floor of the Aon Center. This is an indoor tour overlooking the city below.

Saturday, October 20, 2018
due to unforeseen circumstances this tour has been rescheduled for early 2019

 
 
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The Mid-America Club

200 East Randolph Street
Aon Building, 80th floor
Chicago, IL, 60601

Rain or shine, this tour views the city from the top floor of Chicago’s third tallest building

October 20th
10:30 AM  Architecture and History Tour

$25 includes the tour and brunch refreshments

Reservations required
Contact the Mid-America Club (312) 861-1100

 

Mid-America Club - Tour Chicago from the 80th floor

Linda Zabors

Honorary Chicago presents

Tour from Atop

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Chicago's ten tallest buildings viewed from the private club on the top floor of the Aon Center

Saturday, July 21, 2018

 
 
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The Mid-America Club

200 East Randolph Street
Aon Building, 80th floor
Chicago, IL, 60601

10:30 AM  Chicago Inside and Out Tour

$15 includes the tour and brunch refreshments

Reservations required
Contact the Mid-America Club (312) 861-1100

 

Honorary Chicago on CRIS Radio

Linda Zabors

Linda Zabors was interviewed by Ruth Fairfax Frazier and Marshall Mathews on Tuesday, May 8

Linda Zabors, author of the Honorary Chicago series, at the Chicago Lighthouse for the Blind

Linda Zabors, author of the Honorary Chicago series, at the Chicago Lighthouse for the Blind

Broadcast: May 8, 2018

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This episode includes information on the history of Chicago's honorary streets and the street grid system, recent changes to the honorary signs program, and the stories behind several signs including:

Dolores Mueller Bajda
Ann Landers
Dr Henry Betts
WOOGMS
Gene Chandler
Bill Veeck
Confucius
Bernarda Wong
Mother Teresa
Ida B. Wells
Stone Temple Baptist Church
Edward Brennan
Swami Vivekananda
Bob Fosse
Senn Centennial
Pat Sajak
Jesse White

The Honorary Chicago Guidebook and series are printed in the United States in large print for the enjoyment of the visually impaired and the comfort of all readers.

Marshall Mathews and Ruth Fairfax Frazier, of CRIS Radio with the Honorary Chicago Guidebook

Marshall Mathews and Ruth Fairfax Frazier, of CRIS Radio with the Honorary Chicago Guidebook

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The Chicago Lighthouse for the Blind

The Chicagoland Radio Information Service (CRIS Radio) is located at the Chicago Lighthouse for the Blind. It is a public service which provides daily news read on-air for the benefit of the vision impaired.  Ruth Fairfax Frazier is the founder of the FAACT organization and hosts a daily broadcast on CRIS radio.

The interview can be found on the Lighthouse for the Blind website. 
https://chicagolighthouse.org/podcasts/

The FAACT Organization: The Forum to Achieve Altruism, Compassion, and Tolerance
Building Communities ~ Strengthening Nations (BCSN)

Veterans Day 2015

Linda Zabors

Their names are on brown honorary signs all over Chicago - but did you know that many of them also served in the United States military?  Here are a few of the honorees and their branches of service.  Click the map markers to learn more.

1st Annual North Halsted Parade eve tour

Linda Zabors

Thanks to everyone who joined me on the first  Honorary Chicago - North Halsted Pride Parade eve walking tour of the brown honorary street signs and Legacy Walk.  See you at the Parade!

Temporary tattoo designed for the 2015 Pride Parade by Honorary Chicago.  Limited edition t-shirts available at local stores.

Temporary tattoo designed for the 2015 Pride Parade by Honorary Chicago.  Limited edition t-shirts available at local stores.

Join us for our newest walking  tour on Saturday, June 27th at North Halsted and Cornelia.  Honorary Chicago tells you the who, where, and why of Chicago's brown honorary street signs along the Pride Parade route and the fascinating stories of The Legacy Walk.  

Look for the Honorary Chicago Tour Flag.  There is no cost for the tour.  T-shirts, books, and other gifts will be available for purchase.  

Veterans and Honorary Chicago

Linda Zabors

Captain James A. Lovell Jr.  U.S. Navy pilot and NASA Astronaut - Apollo Program.    Photo: L Zabors/Honorary Chicago

Captain James A. Lovell Jr.  U.S. Navy pilot and NASA Astronaut - Apollo Program.    Photo: L Zabors/Honorary Chicago

 

Honorary Chicago on Veterans Day

If you are passing by any of these Chicago honorary streets (the ones with the brown signs) give a salute in honor of Veterans Day.  

(in no particular order)

Veterans Street
POW/MIA Avenue
POW/MIA Way
AMVETS Post 243 Way
Private First Class Milton Lee Olive III (Olive Park)
Captain Ernest A. Griffin Place
Captain William J Hurley Drive
Captain L. Brenton Way
Captain William Pinkney Way
Captain James A. Lovell Way
Corporal Albert Bitten Place
Corporal John Thomas Olson U.S.M.C. 
Commander Richard J McCurrie Drive
Lieutenant T. C. Merrell Way
Private First Class Omar E. Torres Way
U.S. Marine Thomas L. Miller Way

Bill Veeck Drive
Dr. Joseph B. Kirsner Drive
Ed Paschke Way
Edward J Moskala Drive
George M. Burditt Place
Jay J. G. Schatz Way
Jesse C. White Way
Jim Murray Way
Lester J. Anixter Way
Mike Royko

Paul Ash Way
Phillip H. Corboy Ct.
Quentin J. Sisco Way
Robert F. Lundergan Way
Deacon Rudy Schoewe Way
Donald E. Mikesh Jr Way
Dr Paul P. Krolik, D.D.S. Way
Harry G. Comerford Way
Henry Ford II Bridge
Ray A. Kroc Way
Will S. Sider Way
Abraham Lincoln Marovitz Ct.
Casimir Pulaski Way

Did I miss any?  Let me know!  - Linda
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