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Carl Sandburg

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  • Music of Michael Miles, spirit of Pete Seeger

    Music of Michael Miles, spirit of Pete Seeger
    Michael Miles opened a thick envelope filled with sheets of paper and said, "Here, have a look at these." Near the top of the pile was a copy of a typewritten letter that he received in November 1988: "Only today I was able to get to listen to your tape...
  • Paul Greenberg: A blow for liberty

    The people yes The people will live on. The learning and blundering people will live on. --Carl Sandburg, "The People, Yes" . . . By the splittest of split decisions, by the narrowest and, yes, the most partisan and ideological differences of...
  • Pete Seeger wielded his 'Hammer' with melodic clarity and civic grace

    Pete Seeger was best known as a folk singer, an archivist and writer, and the purveyor of such beamed-from-the-heavens standards as "We Shall Overcome," "If I Had a Hammer" and "Turn, Turn, Turn." But among the musician's most important roles was one...
  • Travel books: New York's storytelling murals

    Travel books: New York's storytelling murals
    "Murals of New York City: The Best of New York's Public Paintings from Bemelmans to Parrish" (Rizzoli, $45) "In their purest form, murals have the ability to tell stories," writes Graydon Carter, editor of Vanity Fair. But as he also points out, there...
  • Chicagoans' longtime love affairs with Wisconsin, Michigan

    Chicagoans' longtime love affairs with Wisconsin, Michigan
    Warm breezes will soon hint at spring, inspiring Chicagoans with vacation homes to set a date to open cottages and cabins in a wide arc stretching from Lake Michigan's eastern shores to the vest-pocket lakes of northern Illinois and Wisconsin. Until not...
  • Review: 'Monsters' by Rich Cohen

    Review: 'Monsters' by Rich Cohen
    This is a football city, and that is because we (or most of us) still like to think we live in a rough-and-tumble town. The echo of Carl Sandburg remains strong. He called the city “alive and coarse and strong and cunning” and endowed it...
  • Lawsuit accuses Homewood-Flossmoor of recruiting players

    Lawsuit accuses Homewood-Flossmoor of recruiting players
    The Homewood-Flossmoor varsity girls basketball team had just grabbed the No. 1 ranking in the state when a new adversary appeared -- a lawsuit alleging its coach had recruited players in violation of the rules. The suit, filed by a parent of a...
  • 300 attend Orland Park chili cookoff

    300 attend Orland Park chili cookoff
    The freezing cold temperatures did not deter 300 area residents from sampling various chili recipes Saturday during the Chilly Willie Chili Challenge at the Orland Park Civic Center. The 15th annual event included 30 entrants from across the country who...
  • Chicago had love-hate relationship with streetcars

     Chicago had love-hate relationship with streetcars
    When trolleys traveled the city's streets, Chicagoans looked down the tracks with a mix of emotions: frustration on cold nights when it seemed a car would never come; anticipation of a jostling ride in a crush of strap-holders; anger at the streetcar...
  • Veronica Roth to receive library's 21st Century Award

    Veronica Roth to receive library's 21st Century Award
    Chicago author Veronica Roth will receive the 21st Century Award from the Chicago Public Library Foundation and the Chicago Public Library, it was announced Monday. The library's top award, the Carl Sandburg Literary Award, will go to authors Doris Kearns...
  • Mundelein reaches agreement for some properties for Hawley Street project

    Mundelein reaches agreement for some properties for Hawley Street project
    Mundelein officials are ready to pay for the first half of 44 properties they need to acquire to begin Hawley Street improvements. Trustees recently agreed to cut checks for 16 pieces of land along an approximately mile-long stretch of Hawley slated...