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1380 East Madison Avenue Park

Bill Veeck Chicago

During Bill Veeck's career as a baseball owner, he headed the Cleveland Indians, St. Louis Browns (now Baltimore Orioles), and the Chicago White Sox (twice).  Known as the "fan's owner," Veeck started "bat day," created the exploding scoreboard at Comiskey Park, and was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1991.  He was also a front-office assistant with the Cubs and planted the ivy at Wrigley Field in 1937.  In 1961, Veeck wrote an autobiography called "Veeck--As In Wreck."  He lived at 1380 East Madison Avenue Park with his wife, Mary Frances.

Veeck's childhood home is located in Hinsdale, Illinois.

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17101 South Park Avenue South Holland, Illinois

Thornwood High School

Thornwood High School at 17101 South Park Avenue South Holland, Illinois opened in 1972.  Its notable alumni include Eddy Curry (of the Chicago Bulls and New York Knicks), Mark Mulder (of the Oakland A’s and St. Louis Cardinals), and Steve Trout (who pitched for both the White Sox and the Cubs, among other teams). 

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7200 Archer Road, Justice, Illinois

Resurrection Mary

Resurrection Mary is Chicago’s most famous ghost.  Over the course of the past eight decades, reports of encounters with Resurrection Mary have made the rounds among local newspapers, radio shows, and websites.  The stories typically share a common theme:  Someone is driving down 7200 Archer Road between Willowbrook Ballroom and Resurrection Cemetery when he or she notices a blond-haired, blue-eyed, young woman wearing a white dress and perhaps clutching a small handbag.  She asks for a lift, but then, as the car is passing Resurrection Cemetery, she asks to be let out, at which point she vanishes into thin air.  In some tellings, she vanishes right out of the passenger seat of the car.  Resurrection Mary is said to be the ghost of a young woman who was killed by a hit-and-run driver in the 1930s, right near the cemetery, which is at this address.  We at domu treat ghost stories with just as much skepticism as the next guy, but this particular tale has been told so many times by so many different witnesses that we now feel compelled to believe that something supernatural is going on.