Home Chicago Tribune: Chicago built back from the Great Fire in just two years. Now, 150 years later, the city finds itself at another crossroads. Chicago built back from the Great Fire in just two years. Now, 150 years later, the city finds itself at another crossroads. Image Credit: Chicago History Museum. An illustration shows an aerial view of the Great Chicago Fire in 1871 as it raged across the city.

Chicago built back from the Great Fire in just two years. Now, 150 years later, the city finds itself at another crossroads. Image Credit: Chicago History Museum. An illustration shows an aerial view of the Great Chicago Fire in 1871 as it raged across the city.

Chicago built back from the Great Fire in just two years. Now, 150 years later, the city finds itself at another crossroads. Image Credit: Chicago History Museum. An illustration shows an aerial view of the Great Chicago Fire in 1871 as it raged across the city.