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  • Small town succeeds where Chicago fails

    Small town succeeds where Chicago fails
    — Moving from Chicago's South Side to a public housing development in this city of 32,000 was a major culture shock for Keona Lee. For one thing, she never expected to find a truancy officer at her door, asking why her second-grade daughter had...
  • Library Foundation fete a literary feast

    Library Foundation fete a literary feast
    The Chicago Public Library and the Chicago Public Library Foundation hosted the 13th annual Carl Sandburg Literary Awards dinner at the UIC Forum on Oct. 17. Emcee Bill Kurtis introduced more than 65 noted authors, all with ties to Chicago, to the crowd...
  • Book review: West Coast photo icons developed in Glendale

    Book review: West Coast photo icons developed in Glendale
    One of the more hidebound notions about American art is that modern art photography was strictly an East Coast phenomenon, and that Los Angeles represented a cultural backwater. Last fall's publication of “Artful Lives,” Beth Gates Warren's...
  • 10 things you might not know about Abraham Lincoln

    10 things you might not know about Abraham Lincoln
    Steven Spielberg's film about a long-limbed, inspirational figure is finally coming to theaters. No, it's not a re-issue of "E.T." It's "Lincoln," starring Daniel Day-Lewis. Here are 10 facts about "Honest Abe": 1 Lincoln detested the nickname Abe, and...
  • 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 Ernie Gullerud, a former professor of social work at the university, came upon a previously unpublished poem by Carl...
  • 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....
  • You (Still) Can’t Say That on TV?

     
    It should come as no surprise that as a happy proponent of vulgarity, I don’t think there’s much point in TV, radio, newspapers and other media censoring language. Let’s focus on a specific case: the word to which my parents referred...
  • Meat cutters of Kabul hack at carcasses and praise Obama

     
    The late Illinois poet Carl Sandburg once called President Obama’s town, Chicago, the “hog butcher of the world.” Here in Kabul, the former Midwest capital of slaughterhouses has a kindred spirit in Butcher Street, a small road lined...
  • Oak Forest: Where town meets country

    Oak Forest: Where town meets country
    Long walks through the winding forest preserve or the tree-lined streets near her Oak Forest home are a favorite pastime for resident Donna Bos, who also enjoys the city's easy access to transportation, nearby grocery and drug stores and "hard-working,...
  • "Alice I Have Been" by Melanie Benjamin and "The Lost Summer of Louisa May Alcott" by Kelly O'Connon McNees

    "Alice I Have Been" by Melanie Benjamin and "The Lost Summer of Louisa May Alcott" by Kelly O'Connon McNees
    "Alice I Have Been" by Melanie Benjamin Delacorte, 351 pages "The Lost Summer of Louisa May Alcott" by Kelly O'Connor McNees Amy Einhorn Books/Putnam, 342 pages Nature may abhor a vacuum, but historical novels adore one. Even the most extensive...