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Drive far enough for your radio presets to go fuzzy, where newspaper boxes and area codes look unfamiliar, and your car ride can now be deemed a road trip. An hour from downtown Chicago is that placid slice of northern Indiana and southwestern...
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Haki Madhubuti met the late, great poet Gwendolyn Brooks in 1967 in a South Side church where she was teaching poetry writing to members of the Blackstone Rangers street gang. Back then, Madhubuti was a young, published poet who wasn't in a gang, just...
Carl Sandburg once described Chicago as hog butcher for the world, but that moniker has shifted well beyond U.S. borders to China. The Asian nation's growing appetite for pork was underscored Wednesday when a Chinese meat company announced a deal to...
CHICAGO Deanna Pirpiris, Chicago, Taft High School NORTH & WEST SUBURBS Courtney Ackerman, Wilmette, New Trier Township High School Leila Ayoub, Arlington Heights, Buffalo Grove High School Emily Bartusiak, Lake Forest, Woodlands Academy of...
It launched softly, almost silently, like the inaudible patter that Carl Sandburg called the fog that comes in on little cat feet. The Morning Call's "Walk This Way!" campaign, sponsored by Highmark, began more than two months ago as a way to...
As they prepare for the annual Relay for Life, many students in Consolidated High School District 230 are remembering the loved ones they lost to cancer. That's what spurred Barrie Chileen, a senior at Carl Sandburg High School, to earn financial...
Roger Ebert was a hot trend on Google's top 10 trends earlier this week. As of Wednesday, more than 50,000 people had searched for his name, an impressive display of his influence. He wasn't quite as hot as North Korea or Jay Leno, but he was...
Chicago Tribune reportersA screenwriter who went by the pseudonyms of R. Hyde and Reinhold Timme died recently in Chicago. Others knew the man as Roger Ebert, film critic for the Chicago Sun-Times. Ebert's death got us thinking about interesting facts involving movie critics....
From his stove, Nelson Algren saw a dark shape stumble out of the bar across Wabansia Avenue. It teetered once, then slumped under the Nectar Beer sign, sizzling neon in the bitter February cold. Eight degrees, an army fatigue jacket, and too many shots...
It must have been tempting for poet Kevin Coval to read from his own work during “Chicago Classics,” which took place one Friday night in late March in packed-with-people Preston Bradley Hall at the Chicago Cultural Center. That is because...
Roger Ebert was a hot trend on Google's top 10 trends earlier this week. As of Wednesday, more than 50,000 people had searched for his name, an impressive display of his influence. He wasn't quite as hot as North Korea or Jay Leno, but he was running...
This column originally ran in the Chicago Tribune on Oct. 21, 2011. Some years ago when I was new to Chicago, I spotted Roger Ebert in the frozen-foods aisle of a grocery store. He was famous by then, and I did what any normal person does at the sight...
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