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Carl Sandburg

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  • Bookmark: The unforgettable tale of 'Rin Tin Tin'

    Born on a battlefield in France during World War I and rescued by a U.S. soldier named Lee Duncan, a terrified German shepherd puppy would become the most famous dog in the world. Named Rin Tin Tin, after a popular French doll of the time, the dog...
  • Bringing the newspaper to life: An invitation to join us at Chicago Live!

    Bringing the newspaper to life: An invitation to join us at Chicago Live!
    As you read Tuesday’s Tribune, imagine what you would talk about if you could meet the people in the stories you find most fascinating – the political leaders, the sports stars, the artists. Imagine the Tribune “coming to life,”...
  • Poetic justice

    A good anthology is like a dartboard in a crowded bar on a Saturday night. Everybody lines up to take their best shot. Everybody wants the chance to squint, aim and let fly. The more august and monumental and definitive-seeming the anthology —...
  • Chicago Literary Hall of Fame holds benefit

    Chicago Literary Hall of Fame holds benefit
    TV reporter Janet Davies, wearing a beige jacket and leopard boots, stood behind a wooden podium in a darkened room overlooking Millennium Park on October 12. "Remember, like Chicago voting, bid and bid often," she said, encouraging an audience of...
  • 'Love and Shame and Love' by Peter Orner

    'Love and Shame and Love' by Peter Orner
    Lately, I've been trying to cure myself of my packrat tendencies and have been sorting through boxes of papers and mementos I've amassed over the years. In the box I most recently opened, I found an old Comiskey Park ticket stub from a Sox game I attended...
  • The God Squad: After Newtown, 'be not afraid'

    Carl Sandburg wrote, "A baby is God's opinion that life should go on." Oh, God, dear God, what is your opinion about the slaughter of 20 babies and their brave teachers? Is it now your opinion that life should not go on? This is one path some have...
  • 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...
  • Guide to September 2012 TV premieres, finales, specials

    Guide to September 2012 TV premieres, finales, specials
    The fall TV season gets underway in September, with the brand new season of "Doctor Who" leading the way. This year the major networks have spread out their new and returning show premieres. If you don't see a series listed here, it's more than likely not...
  • The bloodiest day: The legacy of Antietam

    The bloodiest day: The legacy of Antietam
    One hundred fifty years ago today, two great armies clashed in a titanic struggle that would decide the fate of a nation. "Around a cornfield and a little white Dunker church, around a stone bridge and in a pasture lane worn by cow paths, surged a human...
  • Riding the rail to railroad town

    Riding the rail to railroad town
    Since the first train came in 1851, Galesburg has been a railroad town. Carl Sandburg's father worked for the Burlington shops, and today the BNSF Railway Co. is the city's largest employer. As many as 200 trains a day pass through the town on seven...
  • School cashier credited with catching thieves now charged with stealing deposits

    School cashier credited with catching thieves now charged with stealing deposits
    A high school cashier who helped police catch three women after a theft from the southwest suburban school last month has herself been charged with stealing nearly $10,000 in bank deposits from the school, authorities said. Cheryl L. Becker, 54, of Oak...