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The Chicago "L"

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book, Borzo, Greg
Date: 
2007
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Discover the world-famous Chicago “L”—in all its grit and glory. The thundering “L” is one of Chicago's most enduring icons. Operating 247 since 1892, it is not only an antique but a working antique. More than 10 billion people have ridden the “L,” which now carries half a million people a day over 222 miles of track. The heavy, rumbling “L” has a light side too. It is sought out by tourists, featured in major motion pictures, enjoyed by wideeyed kids, photographed by admirers, and studied by historians. Meanwhile, both the Smithsonian Institution and the Chicago History Museum have recently enshrined Chicago “L” cars as the showpiece of major permanent exhibits. The Chicago “L” shows how the early “L” lines helped to build Chicago as well as how today's “L” helps to revitalize neighborhoods and tie the city together. Over the past 100 years, the “L” has survived numerous attempts to tear it down. Today its future is secure. New services are being added and new lines planned. This educating and entertaining book brings the tenacious “L” to life.
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William Lavalie

Dutch Whispers: Eight Pictures of Short Fiction

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book, McGaughey, Tyler
Date: 
January 2014
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1977 Mercury Cooper -- A la Manière de John Cheever -- At a wedding -- Backwoods diversion -- A story about oilmen -- Vaquero says -- A la Manière de Samuel Breslin -- Museum study.
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The Fairytale Chicago of Francesca of Finnegan

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book,Wiley, Steve
Date: 
2016
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In Chicago, a secret L train runs through the mythical East Side of the city. On that train, you’ll find a house-cat conductor, an alcoholic elf, a queen of the last city farm, the most curious wind, and an exceptional girl by the name of Francesca Finnegan. When we first encounter Richard K. Lyons, he is a man who has long forgotten the one night, when he was still a boy called Rich, when Francesca invited him aboard the secret L for an adventure through the East Side. The night was a mad epic, complete with gravity-defying first kisses, mermaid overdoses, and princess rescues. Unfortunately for Rich, the night ended like one of those elusive dreams forgotten the moment you wake. Now, Rich is all grown up and out of childish adventures, an adult whose life is on the verge of ruin. It will take the rediscovery of his exploits with Francesca, and a reacquaintance with the boy he once was, to save him.
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9780998149219

The Dignity of Resistance

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3770 S. Wentworth Ave.
60609 Chicago, IL
United States
US
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Book, Feldman, Roberta M.
Date: 
2004
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"The Dignity of Resistance chronicles the four decade history of Chicago's Wentworth Gardens public housing residents' grassroots activism. This comprehensive case study explores why and how these African-American women creatively and effectively engaged in organizing efforts to resist increasing government disinvestment in public housing and the threat of demolition." *
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English
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*abstract taken from https://www.cambridge.org/core/books/dignity-of-resistance/BB7AB99A73ED5A1C89DB3C4E8F86B80C#fndtn-information
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9780521596862

Street Play and Other Activities of Our Youth

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3950 W North Avenue
60647 Chicago, IL
United States
US
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Book, Grundy, Russ
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2004
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Street Play and Other Activities of Our Youth is a memoir by Russ Grundy about activities that he took part in while growing up in Chicago in the 1940's.
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Power Places

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Collection of color photographs from Chicago artist, Joseph Wilcox, said to be capturing Huldufolk, or hidden people. According to Icelandic folkore, the Huldufolk live among and protect the country's boulders, hills, and lava fields.
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Rescuing the Word: An Anthology of Writing Through the Prisms of Self and Community

I Forgot to Make You Breakfast

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1276 N. Milwaukee Ave
60622 Chicago
United States
US
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Fictional stories and poems created during after school tutoring by students of 826CHI, a Chicago free writing center for ages 6-18.
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