Images: #TBT Gallery looks back at August 1987

 
 
Posted8/17/2017 1:00 AM

For this week's #TBT Gallery, we look back 30 years to what our Daily Herald photographers were shooting in August 1987. The biggest news that month was the weather. On Aug. 14, Chicago and the suburbs saw 14 inches of rain in less than a day. Many streets and homes flooded as a result.

Vice President George Bush paid a visit to West Chicago to speak to DuPage County Republicans as he was seeking to be the GOP nominee in the 1988 presidential race.

In sports, the Chicago Bears had a preseason game with players Jim McMahon, Kevin Butler and Walter Payton taking the field. It also was the final full season at Wrigley Field without lights.

Vice President George Bush shares a laugh with Illinois Gov. Jim Thompson during a visit to St. Andrews Golf Club in West Chicago on Aug. 27, 1987.
Vice President George Bush shares a laugh with Illinois Gov. Jim Thompson during a visit to St. Andrews Golf Club in West Chicago on Aug. 27, 1987.
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Andre Dawson of the Chicago Cubs batting against the New York Mets on Aug. 13, 1987. The Cubs beat the Mets 7-5.
Andre Dawson of the Chicago Cubs batting against the New York Mets on Aug. 13, 1987. The Cubs beat the Mets 7-5.
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A boxing club at Lions Park in Mount Prospect on Aug. 29, 1987.
A boxing club at Lions Park in Mount Prospect on Aug. 29, 1987.
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It was the 25th birthday for Randhurst in Mount Prospect on Aug. 16, 1987.
It was the 25th birthday for Randhurst in Mount Prospect on Aug. 16, 1987.
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A teddy bear clinic in Vernon Hills on Aug. 8, 1987.
A teddy bear clinic in Vernon Hills on Aug. 8, 1987.
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The Paddock girls tennis tournament on Aug. 29, 1987 in Arlington Heights.
The Paddock girls tennis tournament on Aug. 29, 1987 in Arlington Heights.
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A horse race in the mud at Arlington Park in August 1987.
A horse race in the mud at Arlington Park in August 1987.
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Boat patrols on the Chain O' Lakes in Fox Lake on Aug. 13, 1987.
Boat patrols on the Chain O' Lakes in Fox Lake on Aug. 13, 1987.
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A new clock tower in Libertyville on Aug. 4, 1987.
A new clock tower in Libertyville on Aug. 4, 1987.
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Flooded suburban streets taken from a helicopter on Aug. 14, 1987.
Flooded suburban streets taken from a helicopter on Aug. 14, 1987.
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It was the first day of school at Kimball Hill School in Rolling Meadows on Aug. 25, 1987.
It was the first day of school at Kimball Hill School in Rolling Meadows on Aug. 25, 1987.
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A production of "The Wiz" in Palatine on Aug. 4, 1987.
A production of "The Wiz" in Palatine on Aug. 4, 1987.
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The Chicago Bears played the St. Louis Rams in a preseason game on Aug. 31, 1987.
The Chicago Bears played the St. Louis Rams in a preseason game on Aug. 31, 1987.
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Buffalo Grove varsity football practice on Aug. 19, 1987.
Buffalo Grove varsity football practice on Aug. 19, 1987.
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A Drum & Bugle Corp competition in Des Plaines on Aug. 8, 1987.
A Drum & Bugle Corp competition in Des Plaines on Aug. 8, 1987.
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Fish removal took place at Turner Park in Roselle on Aug. 11, 1987.
Fish removal took place at Turner Park in Roselle on Aug. 11, 1987.
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Flooding in Des Plaines was big news in August 1987.
Flooding in Des Plaines was big news in August 1987.
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Sandbags were filled in Des Plaines after flooding in August 1987.
Sandbags were filled in Des Plaines after flooding in August 1987.
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People get out of their stranded car during flooding in Des Plaines in August 1987.
People get out of their stranded car during flooding in Des Plaines in August 1987.
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Clean up from after the Bloomingdale Park District flooded on Aug. 19, 1987.
Clean up from after the Bloomingdale Park District flooded on Aug. 19, 1987.
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The Bloomingdale Park District was flooded on Aug. 19, 1987.
The Bloomingdale Park District was flooded on Aug. 19, 1987.
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A new cat motel in Buffalo Grove was featured on Aug. 27, 1987.
A new cat motel in Buffalo Grove was featured on Aug. 27, 1987.
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An overturned plane was news on Aug. 9, 1987 at Palwaukee Airport in Wheeling. The airport is now called Chicago Executive Airport.
An overturned plane was news on Aug. 9, 1987 at Palwaukee Airport in Wheeling. The airport is now called Chicago Executive Airport.
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