Chicago Stories

Chicago Stories: Downtown Disasters

04/08/2022 | 55m 42s | Video has closed captioning.

Chicago Stories recalls two very different disasters that occurred in the heart of Chicago’s Loop 90 years apart: First, the deadliest building fire in U.S. history: the 1903 Iroquois Theatre Fire. Then, the Great Loop Flood of 1992: a $2 billion disaster. As downtown buildings mysteriously flooded with water from the Chicago River, the city searched for answers in a long-forgotten tunnel system.

Aired: 04/08/22

Rating: NR

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Chicago Stories is a local public television program presented by WTTW.