Chicago’s secret Cold War history is hidden in plain sight

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Before the Cold War’s race for space, we had our eyes on the skies for a different reason: wondering if the Soviets would send bombers through U.S. airspace.

It’s a story that’s becoming more distant with each passing day, but one Chicagoland veteran is sifting through the remnants of that era — missile silos hidden in plain sight — to teach a new generation lessons from the Cold War.

Larry Potash has the Backstory.

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