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  • Do the Time Warp with Dan Dinello’s ‘Chicago Halloween’

    Do the Time Warp with Dan Dinello’s ‘Chicago Halloween’

    Break out the candy and grab your favorite mask because it’s almost time for Halloween. To celebrate the spooky holiday, we dug into the archive and found some fascinating, and entertaining, Halloween footage from across the years. Dan Dinello’s Chicago Halloween showcases the 1988 celebration of the spooky holiday with a costume contest judged by Freddy Krueger, Rat Girl’s troupe of acrobatic rats, and more. We also found clips of a Halloween wedding, trick-or-treaters with a former First Lady, and even […]

  • [Boxing at Fuller Park]

    [Boxing at Fuller Park]

    Ben Hollis interviews boxers training at Fuller Park in Chicago at 46th and Princeton.

  • Wild Chicago, no. 507

    Wild Chicago, no. 507

    0:11 Slate 0:20 Intro and title sequence 1:10 Hollis interviews people at the airport preparing to depart for London as part of a British Airways contest. He talks to a man who has brought his own cans of tuna, and asks interviewees to attempt an English accent. 3:08 On the plane, he takes footage of sleeping passengers and interviews a set of twin brothers, the pilots, and a Dutch singer. Part of the landing is captured from the cockpit. 5:38 […]

  • Wild Chicago, no. 413

    Wild Chicago, no. 413

    00:21 Production credits displayed. 00:41 Ad for the Illinois Lottery, a corporate sponsor of the program. 01:18 Clips of the episode’s subjects shown over carnivalesque music. A narrator briefly gives depictions of each. 01:43 Opening to Wild Chicago, montage of Ben Hollis’s introduction and fragmented clips of eclectic scenes across the Chicagoland area. 02:47 “Wild Workout.” Workout instructor “Roff” dials up high energy aerobic dance workouts at Club West in Oak Park, IL. The instructor is a registered nurse whose […]

  • Wild Chicago, no. 412

    Wild Chicago, no. 412

    Wild Chicago, episode no. 412. On a special edition of Wild Chicago, Ben Hollis takes viewers on a cruise to the “Islands of Wild Chicago.” Hollis searches for buried treasure at Treasure Island Foods grocery store, journeys to one of Lake Michigan’s mysterious concrete islands, samples fried decapod crustaceans on Goose Island, and dives into the first indoor wave pool built in the U.S.

  • Wild Chicago, no. 410

    Wild Chicago, no. 410

    Wild Chicago Episode #410. Host Ben Hollis meets Muddy Water’s son at the famous Checkerboard Lounge, imbibes wheatgrass, visits ice hockey doctors in Oak Park, plays war games, and indulges at a medieval-themed banquet hall.

  • Wild Chicago, no. 409

    Wild Chicago, no. 409

    Wild Chicago Episode #409. Host Ben Hollis visits a replica of King Tut’s tomb, a store that sells cookie jars, “Dave’s Down to Earth Rock Shop,” and a model train mogul.

  • Wild Chicago, no. 408

    Wild Chicago, no. 408

    Wild Chicago Episode #408. Ben Hollis visits the Illinois Institute of Technology to discover the latest synthesis of art and science, rides a speed boat on Lake Michigan, tours a gumball factory specializing in producing goop and slime, rides double-decker with the Chicago Motor Coach Company, and learns how to make wrought iron fences.

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