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Carl Sandburg

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  • Chicago 1919: A racial tinderbox

     Chicago 1919: A racial tinderbox
    Almost a century ago, the poet Carl Sandburg, who doubled as a Chicago newsman, searched for the underlying cause of a bloody race riot. In the wake of the current violence in Ferguson, Mo., his essential conclusion is worth reconsidering: The slums take their revenge.
  • Millennium Park: 10 years old and a boon for art, commerce and the cityscape

     Millennium Park: 10 years old and a boon for art, commerce and the cityscape
    Millennium Park, which turns 10 Wednesday, is the best thing former Mayor Richard M. Daley ever did. But as this month's titillating trial over a controversial contract for the Park Grill shows, the popular park has never fully detached itself from...

    10 things you might not know about Chicago restaurants

    10 things you might not know about Chicago restaurants
    In honor of Taste of Chicago, running Wednesday through Sunday, let's take a look at the city's savory restaurants and their sometimes unsavory customers. Eat it up: 1/ Charlie Trotter, the influential Chicago restaurateur who died last year, once...

    Amtrak to allow dogs, cats on trains between Chicago, Quincy

    Amtrak to allow dogs, cats on trains between Chicago, Quincy
    There's a new way to train your dog, and it has nothing to do with obedience school. Amtrak on Monday announced a six-month pilot project to allow small dogs and cats aboard its trains between Chicago and Quincy. The furry traveling companions won't get...

    In defense of Billy Corgan's 'Siddhartha'

    In defense of Billy Corgan's 'Siddhartha'
    "Play normal music!" The woman yelling this at Neil Young stood three rows away from him at the Rosemont Theater in 2004. Between each song, as he spoke to the crowd about the next chapter in "Greendale," the theatrical rock play he was presenting...