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  • PASSINGS: Charles Wyly, Cornelius 'Corny' Cole, Billy Grammer

    PASSINGS: Charles Wyly, Cornelius 'Corny' Cole, Billy Grammer
    Charles Wyly Texas billionaire and philanthropist Charles Wyly, 77, a Texas billionaire and philanthropist whose family donated millions of dollars to Republican causes and Dallas arts projects, died Sunday after a car accident in western Colorado,...
  • Woman with Oprah tickets possible Blago juror

    Woman with Oprah tickets possible Blago juror
    Jury selection concluded this afternoon in the retrial of former Gov. Rod Blagojevich with 11 more people bounced for “cause.” Among those to survive for now is a woman who warned she has tickets to one of the final Oprah shows next month. U....
  • 72,000 Pounds of Chicken Salad is Recalled

    72,000 Pounds of Chicken Salad is Recalled
    LOS ANGELES -- The discovery of hard plastic inside packages prompted a nationwide recall of 72,000 pounds of canned chicken salad sold nationwide under several labels. The Suter Company is recalling 8.2-ounce packages of the "Bumble Bee Lunch on the Run...
  • Poetry magazine well-versed in criticism

    Poetry magazine well-versed in criticism
    Poetry makes nothing happen. So saidW.H. Auden. Who never lived in Chicago. Or knew Don Share. Share is the senior editor of Poetry magazine, the venerable Chicago-based literary institution. It turns 100 next year and has seen far more than nothing...
  • A July Fourth reading list

    A July Fourth reading list
    In celebration of July Fourth, Printers Row set out to create a reading list of patriotic books. But, how to define "patriotic"? We decided to have each contributing Tribune writer and editor pick a title that corresponds to his or her own definition....
  • "So Long, See You Tomorrow" by William Maxwell

    "So Long, See You Tomorrow" by William Maxwell
    A boy moves away from his small-town central Illinois home after his father murders a tenant farmer. Years later, an occasional childhood playmate ignores the boy in a high school corridor. Out of that awkward, wordless moment emerged "So Long, See You...
  • Lincoln Prize awarded to Foner's "The Fiery Trial"

    Lincoln Prize awarded to Foner's "The Fiery Trial"
    This year's Lincoln Prize, an award honoring a scholarly text on Abraham Lincoln or the Civil War solider, was given to Eric Foner's "The Fiery Trial: Abraham Lincoln and American Slavery," which details Lincoln's evolving views on slavery. While Foner,...
  • Chicago-area writers among the Society of Midland Authors' award winners

    Chicago-area writers among the Society of Midland Authors' award winners
    Former longtime Chicago Tribune reporter Bill Barnhart and his writing partner, Gene Schlickman, were among five Chicago-area writers winning recognition from the Society of Midland Authors, which announced winners of its annual Author Awards Wednesday...
  • Midwest events

    Midwest events
    Illinois May 28-29: Mackinaw Music and International Wine & Beer Fest, Mackinaw. Wine and beer tasting, along with a variety of musical entertainment at Mackinaw Valley Vineyard. Fee applies; 309-359-9463; tinyurl.com/3gofqou. Miles from Chicago: 160...
  • Books-A-Million bookstore

    Books-A-Million bookstore
    One of the nation's largest booksellers, Books-A-Million, has one location in Illinois, which opened in 2001 in what was the Crown Books store cater-cornered from Federal Plaza. It's small and rectangular, but it takes full advantage of its space. "We'...
  • In small-town Illinois, a story of youth and pain

    In small-town Illinois, a story  of youth and pain
    If Holden Caulfield had been Helen Caulfield, the result might be a little something like "In Zanesville" (Little, Brown), a fierce, funny, brave and bracingly honest new novel by Jo Ann Beard, set in a small town in Illinois. As it is, of course, the...