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  • 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...
  • Tinley Park awards teens scholarships

    Tinley Park awards teens scholarships
    Village officials awarded six Tinley Park teenagers $1,000 scholarships "for providing outstanding community service while maintaining academic excellence." The recipients were selected from 32 applications from eight schools, village officials said. It...
  • Doc that helped save inmate Paul Crump a must-see

    Doc that helped save inmate Paul Crump a must-see
    It is a savage and sorrowful story, the life of Paul Crump. It ended in 2002 when he was 72. He died at Chester Mental Health Center in a rural area near the banks of the Mississippi River in that southern part of Illinois known locally as Little Egypt....
  • 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...
  • U. of I. volunteer finds unknown Carl Sandburg poem

    With the debate over gun control heating up, a retired volunteer at a University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign made a timely find. Ernie Gullerud, a former professor of social work at the university, came upon a previously unpublished poem by Carl...
  • Our town was Wilder's town too

    Our town was Wilder's town too
    Chicago makes a claim on many writers — Nelson Algren, David Mamet, Ernest Hemingway, Carl Sandburg — even if those scribes spent only a portion of their lives within its sweet confines. But Thornton Wilder, the author of such iconic plays...
  • Rick Kogan on Carl Sandburg's 'A Revolver'

    Rick Kogan on Carl Sandburg's 'A Revolver'
    You have, no doubt, heard about the new Carl Sandburg poem. Perhaps you have read it too. It is titled "A Revolver," and it was discovered a few weeks ago by Ernie Gullerud, a former professor of social work at the University of Illinois at Urbana-...
  • Carl Sandburg athletic director dies in single-car crash

    Carl Sandburg athletic director dies in single-car crash
    Carl Sandburg High School officials are mourning the loss of the high school's athletic director who was found dead Sunday afternoon after a single-vehicle accident in Carroll County. Bruce Scheidegger, 54, had been reported missing at 11:07 p.m....
  • 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...
  • Schmich: Ebert reflects well on Chicago

    Schmich: Ebert reflects well on Chicago
    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...
  • Kevin Coval on his new poetry collection, "Schtick"

    Kevin Coval on his new poetry collection, "Schtick"
    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...