Take the day off to see Ferris Bueller (1986)

There's a lot of magic and humor practiced in Ferris Bueller's Day Off. Written and directed by John Hughes, this energetic and offbeat comedy captures the best feelings about being young.

Looking back at the history of Chicago (1977)

It is hard to believe that only two centuries ago, Chicago was a lonely marshland of trees and tall grass, a place with an abundance of wild onions, from which the Iroquois gave it its name, Chicagou.
Ride the rails in style Train cars from the 1940s

Ride the rails in style: Train cars from the 1940s

During World War II, the railroad companies had to devote their resources to the war effort by transporting troops around the country. Here's a look back at some of what the railroads were offering to entice passengers back in the late '40s!

Music legend Curtis Mayfield: 1942-1999

Influential singer/songwriter/musician/producer Curtis Mayfield died December 26, 1999 at age 57. He passed away at the North Fulton Regional Hospital in Roswell, Georgia, from complications arising from diabetes.