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Carl Sandburg

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  • Review: 'Flyover Lives' by Diane Johnson

    Review: 'Flyover Lives' by Diane Johnson
    Diane Johnson's sometimes delightful new memoir, "Flyover Lives," gets off to a start as rocky as an Illinois farm field uncleared of glacial debris. First, the title: Though people who live on the East or West Coasts of the United States might refer to...
  • Cops: Girl found dead at Mundelein home

    Cops: Girl found dead at Mundelein home
    Mundelein police confirmed tonight a suspect is in custody after a girl was found dead at a home in the north suburb about 8:30 a.m., prompting a lockdown at three schools. For 11 hours, police would not comment on what caused the lockdowns at Mundelein...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Review: 'Chicagoland' gives Windy City a starring role

    Review: 'Chicagoland' gives Windy City a starring role
    A correction has been added to this post, as indicated below. The City of the Big Shoulders — stormy, husky, brawling, wrecking, planning, building, breaking, rebuilding, to use only words Carl Sandburg chose to describe Chicago — is the...
  • City Lights: Student poetry readers impress this judge

    City Lights: Student poetry readers impress this judge
    I don't have a recording of the first poetry feature I ever gave, but part of me is glad I don't. As I recall, I was dreadful. Like any nervous undergraduate facing a big-time venue — well, Alta Coffee in Newport Beach, although it might as well...
  • Author retracing Nelson Algren's old haunts

    Author retracing Nelson Algren's old haunts
    If you believe in ghosts — and you would not be alone: a Harris poll late in 2013 reported some 42 percent of Americans do believe in ghosts — it would have been a good idea a couple of weeks ago for the ghost of Nelson Algren to have...
  • Amtrak modifies Monday schedule due to extreme weather

    Amtrak modifies Monday schedule due to extreme weather
    Amtrak announced a modified schedule Saturday afternoon in preparation for the extreme cold predicted to hit the region Monday. The modified schedules will affect Amtrak's Chicago Hub Services as some trains will be canceled on a precautionary basis...
  • Delays but no major headaches for Metra and its riders so far

    Delays but no major headaches for Metra and its riders so far
    Metra trains were experiencing scattered delays during the evening commute Monday as the agency continued to warn commuters they may have longer waits because of the extreme cold. But Metra said it still hoped there will be no cancellations or other...
  • Pete Seeger wielded his 'Hammer' with melodic clarity and civic grace

    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...
  • Poet J.J. Tindall finds freedom in guiding boat tours

    Poet J.J. Tindall finds freedom in guiding boat tours
    The poet is on vacation until April, that “cruelest month” of T.S. Eliot’s, and so was to be found one afternoon in early December sitting at the bar at the Billy Goat Tavern and drinking a beer. His name is J.J. Tindall (James Joseph)...