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BTN LiveBIG: Northwestern alums restore historical treasures

During football and basketball games, BTN LiveBIG will spotlight notable examples of research, innovation and community service from around the conference. In-Game stories will provide more background on these features, and the opportunity to view the videos again. For decades, the roundhouse in Chicago’s Washington Park sat underutilized, its grand exterior belied its use as an oversized equipment shed. But in 2004, the former stable and carriage repair facility was given a new lease on life — literally. “It was gifted to the museum with a 99-year lease from the Chicago Park District,” said Clarence Bourne, board chairman of the

BTN LiveBIG: Northwestern sees Chicago as 'Second to None'

Even though it’s in Evanston, Ill., Northwestern University is strongly associated with Chicago. “The City” is located just south of campus, and the two have long been connected by history, culture and the “El” train. Now, the school is putting together a homage of sorts to its southern neighbor with an upcoming literary series from Northwestern University Press. “Second to None: Chicago Stories” aims to provide unique, intimate accounts that are “exciting, interesting, compelling and make you want to turn to the next page,” said Harvey Young, African-American studies professor at Northwestern and the project’s lead editor. The series’ title