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1,001 Chicago Afternoons

1,001 Chicago Afternoons by Paul Dailing

In 1921, Chicago Daily News reporter Ben Hecht started an ambitious project to collect 1,001 stories of Chicago life and tell them in the most artistic, creative and poetic way possible. In 2012, journalist Paul Dailing started the same. Dailing’s take on Hecht’s Daily News column, posts a new, true story of modern Chicago life every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday at

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