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Eastland Boat Disaster (1915)

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  • Mary Morris on 'The Jazz Palace'

    Mary Morris on 'The Jazz Palace'
    The next time Mary Morris tells her writing students about the value of rejection, she can use her new book, "The Jazz Palace," as an invaluable object lesson.
  • Burn and learn: Running tours of Chicago kick off this weekend

    Chuck Betzold, the man I once christened "Geoffrey Baer in spongy shoes," will kick off this year's series of "historical fun runs" Sunday morning with a jogging tour of Bridgeport and the Illinois Michigan Canal. Our run begins with a...

    Eastland survivors dedicate plaque

    Eastland survivors dedicate plaque
    Libby Hruby can still remember exactly how her sister pulled her out of the SS Eastland and saved her from drowning when the vessel capsized 88 years ago in the Chicago River. "Somehow she got into position and I put my hand up, and she pulled me closer,...