WGN’s Harry Volkman says it’s going to be hot and humid (the heavy snow and tornado are winks)…1967, Chicago.

Volkman served as meteorologist at several stations in Chicago, including WGN, WBBM (CBS 2), WMAQ (NBC 5) and most recently at WFLD (FOX 32), starting in 1959 until his retirement in 2004.

Volkman also happens to be the father of Eddie Volkman, half of WBBM’s Eddie and JoBo, who most now know from the United Auto Insurance TV ads.

WGN’s Harry Volkman says it’s going to be hot and humid (the heavy snow and tornado are winks)…1967, Chicago.

Volkman served as meteorologist at several stations in Chicago, including WGN, WBBM (CBS 2), WMAQ (NBC 5) and most recently at WFLD (FOX 32), starting in 1959 until his retirement in 2004.

Volkman also happens to be the father of Eddie Volkman, half of WBBM’s Eddie and JoBo, who most now know from the United Auto Insurance TV ads.

Detail from an ad for Kelly Tires, looking north on Michigan Ave, 1958, Chicago.

Detail from an ad for Kelly Tires, looking north on Michigan Ave, 1958, Chicago.

Looking east along the river, 1947, Chicago.

It appears the Carbide and Carbon building is getting a cleaning.

Looking east along the river, 1947, Chicago.

It appears the Carbide and Carbon building is getting a cleaning.

Waiting for a streetcar in the First Ward, 1941, Chicago. John Vachon

Waiting for a streetcar in the First Ward, 1941, Chicago. John Vachon

Drake employees, please, no spitting on the floors…, The Drake Hotel, 1930, Chicago.

Drake employees, please, no spitting on the floors…, The Drake Hotel, 1930, Chicago.

A stall awaits assistance on Lake Shore Drive at Diversey, 1895, Chicago

A stall awaits assistance on Lake Shore Drive at Diversey, 1895, Chicago

Separating the bulls from the heifers, Union Stockyards, 1895, Chicago.

Separating the bulls from the heifers, Union Stockyards, 1895, Chicago.

The Grand Pacific Hotel, Clark and Jackson, 1887, Chicago

The Grand Pacific Hotel, Clark and Jackson, 1887, Chicago

Looking north on State from Madison, 1874, Chicago.

Looking north on State from Madison, 1874, Chicago.

Looking north across the Rush St. Bridge to Rush and Hubbard, now site of the Wrigley Building, 1869, Chicago.

Looking north across the Rush St. Bridge to Rush and Hubbard, now site of the Wrigley Building, 1869, Chicago.

Looking west on Washington from Dearborn, 1865, Chicago.

Looking west on Washington from Dearborn, 1865, Chicago.

Looking west along the river toward the Merchandise Mart, 1947, Chicago.Wil Deppe

Looking west along the river toward the Merchandise Mart, 1947, Chicago.Wil Deppe

Boarding a north bound 151 at a bus stop on North Michican Ave and the river, 1932, Chicago

The 151 still runs; its route only slightly deviating from the one 80 years ago.

Boarding a north bound 151 at a bus stop on North Michican Ave and the river, 1932, Chicago

The 151 still runs; its route only slightly deviating from the one 80 years ago.

Looking north on Dearborn at Van Buren, 1923, Chicago

Looking north on Dearborn at Van Buren, 1923, Chicago

Looking north on LaSalle from Jackson, 1918, Chicago.

Looking north on LaSalle from Jackson, 1918, Chicago.