It feels like 1915 all over again. Blue Islanders are once again gripped with thoughts of the Colossus, Chicago.
When Blue Island residents voted against annexation to Chicago in 1915 – by a vote of 2,965 against to 894 for! – we affirmed what we all love about our hometown: its independence, diversity and pride. Today, WBEZ’s Curious City wants to tell our story. Visit Gulp! How Chicago Gobbled its Neighbors, listen to Mayor Vargas make the case for Blue Island, and VOTE to hear Blue Island’s story on a future edition of Curious City.