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Carl Sandburg

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  • Writing the epilogue

    Writing the epilogue
    Last Saturday night, as the hordes gathered on and about Michigan Avenue to celebrate the lighting of lights and the beginning of the gift-buying season, a few hundred members of the Chicago literary community settled into the seats in the handsome...
  • It's Christmastime in Chicago

    It's Christmastime in Chicago
    I have seen a couple of little girls walk from a roller coaster at Navy Pier's Winter Wonderfest dizzy with delight; had a man on Michigan Avenue call me a "------ Scrooge" when I refused to give him "$42 dollars so I can have train fare to visit my...
  • 5 questions for the new 'Pickles'

    5 questions for the new 'Pickles'
    "Step High, Stoop Low, Leave Your Dignity Outside." This phrase appeared on the door of the historic Dill Pickle Club, a social club founded in 1914, which moved into its club space on Tooker Alley off Dearborn Street in 1915, according to records at the...
  • Dems scramble for tax deal amid Quinn's inauguration

    Dems scramble for tax deal amid Quinn's inauguration
    SPRINGFIELD -- Illinois Democrats are scaling back a major income tax increase as they search for votes in a frantic, last-ditch effort to deal with the state's crippling budget crisis. After rank-and-file lawmakers balked at a 75 percent hike in the...
  • Blizzard Blog: ComEd to restore power by mid-day

    Blizzard Blog: ComEd to restore power by mid-day
    As of 6 a.m. today, about 5,800 ComEd customers were still without power, according to a company news release. Of those, 5,000 were in Chicago.s The company expects all power to be restored by mid-day today. Officials late Wednesday night said crews...
  • Lincoln, a man of his time for all time

     
    by Frank James The Chicago Tribune, which endorsed Abraham Lincoln twice for the presidency, has a worthy appreciation today of the 16th president of the U.S. on its editorial page. It notes that Lincoln, like a lot of people, was......
  • Celebrating a 50th anniversary with Watts Towers

     
    If Simon Rodia constructed his Watts Towers from 1921 to 1954, what is this weekend's 50th anniversary about, exactly? It's celebrating the rescue of the towers, when a young aeronautical engineer designed a powerful, complicated stress test for the...
  • Celebration will mark 50 years since Watts Towers won a tug of war for survival

     
    With apologies to the Beatles' "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band," here???s some theme music for Saturday???s half-centenary celebration at the Watts Towers of a remarkable moment in L.A. lore: the 1959 rescue of Simon Rodia???s triple-spired folk...
  • ‘Who Wants to Be a Millionaire’: Deltona man in hot seat

     
    A Deltona man made it to the $10,000 question on Thursday's edition of “Who Wants to Be a Millionaire.” What's next for Phil Farris? You'll have to tune in the game show at 9 a.m. Friday on WFTV-Channel 9. Farris starts with the $12,500...
  • Part 3: The alternatives

    Anyone who is satisfied with the way Chicago protects its historic landmarks should hitch a ride to New York City in a tractor-trailer loaded with refrigerated steer carcasses. They'll arrive in the dead of night on the cobblestone streets of Manhattan's...
  • Another perspective: views around the worksites

    Carl Sandburg got it right when he penned these words about an earlier Chicago building boom: "Put the city up / tear the city down / put it up again / let us find a city." Chicago is again re-inventing itself, and the view is mesmerizing, terrifying,...