Ellen Shubart


Lifelong Chicagoan Ellen has worked more than two decades as a journalist, some years as a college-level instructor, and others as a city planning advocate. A historian by training, with master’s degrees in U.S. history and historic preservation, she has written two books for Arcadia Publishing, Glencoe, Illinois and Taylor Street, Chicago’s Little Italy. She spends her retirement giving tours of Chicago architecture with the Chicago Architecture Foundation.


On this edition of The Arts Section, host Gary Zidek talks to the author of a new book that explores Chicago’s North Shore.

Many people might have pedestrian knowledge of the location of the Home Alone house in Winnetka or famed architect’s Frank Lloyd Wright’s imprint in Glencoe or the origins of the nation’s first planned shopping center, which happened in Lake Forest.

Author Ellen Shubart joins WGN Morning News to talk about her book, Secret North Shore Chicago: A Guide to the Weird, Wonderful, and Obscure.


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