Chicago's first tavern, "Wolf Tavern," received its liquor license in 1829, years before the city was incorporated.
January 16 at 10:07 PM
The first reported crime in Chicago was around 1830, in which a man stole $34 from a fellow guest at the Wolf Tavern. He was found guilty when the money was discovered in his sock.
January 15 at 8:02 PM
Wolf Point was named after a tavern built there in 1823. The tavern was named after either a Potawatomi chief's nephew, Mo-a-way, or Elijah Wentworth's alleged killing of a wolf in the tavern in 1830.
January 7 at 4:25 AM
Prior to 1909, the center of Chicago's address system was Wolf Point, with N/S and E/W addresses divided by the Chicago River.
December 6 at 5:51 PM
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