Images: #TBT gallery looks back at November 1979

 
 
Posted11/16/2017 1:00 AM

There were some big events that took place in the Chicago area in 1979. American Airlines Flight 191 crashed after taking off from O'Hare. Also this year, Jane Byrne was elected Chicago's first female mayor.

Some noteworthy events took place in November 1979, including Ronald Reagan's Cicero appearance and Ted Kennedy's stop in Chicago shortly after announcing their bids as candidates for the presidency.

In the suburbs, residents enjoyed Thanksgiving-related events, prep sport state playoffs and a couple early winter snowfalls. In this #TBT Gallery, you will get a look back at some of these events from November 1979.

Ted Kennedy makes a visit to Chicago and greets supporters.
  Ted Kennedy makes a visit to Chicago and greets supporters.
Daily Herald file, 1979
Members of the Cancer Society in Arlington Heights prepare items for an upcoming dance.
  Members of the Cancer Society in Arlington Heights prepare items for an upcoming dance.
Daily Herald file, 1979
A Hoffman Estates player looks for shooting room during a boys basketball game at Elk Grove High School.
  A Hoffman Estates player looks for shooting room during a boys basketball game at Elk Grove High School.
Daily Herald file, 1979
The first one-inch snowfall of the season was captured in Mount Prospect.
  The first one-inch snowfall of the season was captured in Mount Prospect.
Daily Herald file, 1979
A touchdown is signaled during a football game between Elk Grove and Deerfield in Elk Grove Village.
  A touchdown is signaled during a football game between Elk Grove and Deerfield in Elk Grove Village.
Daily Herald file, 1979
A Right to Life group holds a march in Rolling Meadows.
  A Right to Life group holds a march in Rolling Meadows.
Daily Herald file, 1979
A barn was donated to the Long Grove Historical Society.
  A barn was donated to the Long Grove Historical Society.
Daily Herald file, 1979
Ringling Brothers held clown and showgirls tryouts in Chicago in 1979.
  Ringling Brothers held clown and showgirls tryouts in Chicago in 1979.
Daily Herald file, 1979
Players from Maine South play in a state soccer match in Palatine.
  Players from Maine South play in a state soccer match in Palatine.
Daily Herald file, 1979
Actor William Shatner talks to reporters during a trip to Chicago.
  Actor William Shatner talks to reporters during a trip to Chicago.
Daily Herald file, 1979
Snow blankets the Chicago suburbs during a 1979 storm.
  Snow blankets the Chicago suburbs during a 1979 storm.
Daily Herald file, 1979
Girl Scouts decorate the village Christmas tree in Hoffman Estates.
  Girl Scouts decorate the village Christmas tree in Hoffman Estates.
Daily Herald file, 1979
Hopeful future Ringling Brothers clowns attend auditions in 1979.
  Hopeful future Ringling Brothers clowns attend auditions in 1979.
Daily Herald file, 1979
Chicago Cubs' Bruce Sutter received the National League Cy Young Award in 1979.
  Chicago Cubs' Bruce Sutter received the National League Cy Young Award in 1979.
Daily Herald file, 1979
Maine North students rehearse for "Funny Girl" in Des Plaines.
  Maine North students rehearse for "Funny Girl" in Des Plaines.
Daily Herald file, 1979
Nancy and Ronald Reagan make a stop at Morton College in Cicero after making his bid for Republican candidate for President.
  Nancy and Ronald Reagan make a stop at Morton College in Cicero after making his bid for Republican candidate for President.
Daily Herald file, 1979
Church members come together for a community feast in Hoffman Estates.
  Church members come together for a community feast in Hoffman Estates.
Daily Herald file, 1979
Wheeling High School home economics students work on preparing Thanksgiving dinner.
  Wheeling High School home economics students work on preparing Thanksgiving dinner.
Daily Herald file, 1979
Open house attendees try out the equipment in the new physical education building at Harper College in Palatine.
  Open house attendees try out the equipment in the new physical education building at Harper College in Palatine.
Daily Herald file, 1979
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