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  • Legal Aid: Changing Lives one Case at a Time

    Legal Aid: Changing Lives one Case at a Time
    A recent report by the Chicago Bar Foundation found more than a million low income people in Cook County need legal services, and there are only 300 legal aid attorneys to help them. The Legal Aid Society was started in the late 1800's by famous...
  • Laurence Luckinbill Plays "Abraham" in Solo Show in South Windsor

    Laurence Luckinbill Plays "Abraham" in Solo Show in South Windsor
    Tony award-nominated actor Laurence Luckinbill will play the Jewish patriarch Abraham in a new one-man play, "Abraham," by the actor on Sunday, Nov. 27 at 6 p.m. at the Unity of Greater Hartford, the spiritual center at 919 Ellington Road (Route 30) in...
  • Opening of Mencken's papers 25 years after his death

    It was H. L. Mencken's last party, and the invitation had been written more than 25 years earlier. I was among the invited guests at the Enoch Pratt Free Library on Cathedral Street to witness the opening of Mencken's final papers, which his will...
  • Authors rock Chicago's Metro with Story Week

    Authors rock Chicago's Metro with Story Week
    Does the term "literary rock 'n' roll" sound like an oxymoron? When you hear the word "reading," do you think of a self-important blowhard droning on while you snooze? Each year since 1996, the Fiction Writing Department of Columbia College Chicago...
  • Summer reading: Biographies

    All In From Refugee Camp to Poker Champ Jerry Yang with Mark Tabb Medallion: $24.95 Yang's memoir of becoming a world-class poker champion starts with his family, along with thousands of other Hmong, fleeing their Laotian homeland during the Vietnam...
  • Baltimore Sun in the news

    Baltimore Sun in the news
    There's a fallacy that reporters detest being in the spotlight. If that were really true, articles would be published without bylines. But print journalists have found that it's easier and more fun to ask questions than it is to answer them. Nonetheless,...
  • Mike Thomas: Is FCAT a failure? No

    Now I know how Clarence Darrow felt during the Scopes Monkey Trial. That's what it's like debating people who oppose Florida's education reforms. No amount of evidence will convince them because it violates their belief system. Accepting that...
  • The Leopold and Loeb case

    The Leopold and Loeb case
    Bobby Franks, 14, was heading home for supper in the South Side neighborhood of Kenwood. But only a block and a half away from his dinner table, little Bobby simply disappeared. The boy had vanished into a car rented under a phony name by two...
  • "For the Thrill of It," by Simon Baatz

    Leopold and Loeb. Indelibly linked, the names are an alliterative invocation of a brutal crime at once random and calculated: on May 21, 1924, Nathan Leopold and Richard Loeb, two University of Chicago graduate students and scions of wealthy, prominent...
  • "Democracy's Prisoner," by Ernest Freeberg

    It all sounds so familiar: a foreign war, an unpopular president, high-minded vows to spread democracy abroad and a dubious law to restrict liberties at home. Add to that scenario vast inequalities in wealth, high Immigration rates, scant regard for...
  • Oakland: No small plans on South Side for Granite

    Oakland: No small plans on South Side for Granite
    Joseph Williams, chairman of The Granite Cos. Inc., would be doing a lot if he completes his plan to build 3,000 units of housing plus 300,000 square feet of retail space and offices and 200,000 square feet of arts, educational and recreational facilities...