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A profile drawing of cartoon character Dick Tracy adorns a basement wall at 230 17th Street, Wilmette. It was placed there by the newest member of my Wilmette/Kenilworth Hall of Fame, Chester Gould. He lived at the 17th Street house from 1926-1936.
Born on a farm in Oklahoma in 1900, Gould showed artistic talent from an early age. After high school, he enrolled at Oklahoma A&M. Despite his passion for cartooning, he took courses in business, not art.