Gangs

The Gangs of Chicago

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book, Asbury
Date: 
1986
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The story of Chicago's golden age of crime climaxes with a dramatic account of the careers of the "biggest of the Big Shots": Big Jim Colosimo, Terrible Johnny Torrio, and the elusive Al Capone. Discover how Chicago's underworld earned-- and kept-- its reputation. Asbury reveals live as it was lived in the Criminal districts of the Levee, Hell's Half-Acre, the Bad Lands, and the Black Hole. His description of Chicago infamous red light district vividly captures the wicked splendor that was Chicago.
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English
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1560254548
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John Lavalie

In These Times: Meet Howard Dean

Date: 
June 23, 2003
Abstract: 
In These Times is a monthly political magazine based in Chicago.
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English
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In These Times: Touch of Evil

My Neighborhood: The Words and Pictures of Inner-City Children

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Book: My Neighborhood: The Words and Pictures of Innrer-City Children
Date: 
1993
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The drawings, essays and poems in this book are all written by children and young adults living in the inner-city housing projects of Chicago during the 1990s.
Language: 
English
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ISSN/ISBN: 
0963751700

On the Job: Behind the Stars of the Chicago Police Department

Catalog Number: 
Book, On the Job: Behind the Stars of the Chicago Police Department
Date: 
2008
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The Chicago Police Department is a mythical and legendary law enforcement unit as well as a closed-door society. This book reveals the officers and their personal stories. The author explores the juxtaposition of work and life for these men and women who don the Chicago Police Star.
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English
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Reversing Urban Decline: The Winthrop-Kenmore Corridor in the Edgewater and Uptown Communities of Chicago

Catalog Number: 
Book, Marciniak Ed
Date: 
1981
Volume: 
1st ed
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<p> From the back cover: Many large US cities flounder as they search for ways to stem the spread of poverty and blight, to rehabilitate older areas and to rebuild their inner core. &quot;Reversing Urban Decline is the second of three reports which describe the link between neighborhood revitalization and the future of the city.</p>
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eng
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0-940-798-00-X

Thought Bombs

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Zine, Thought Bombs
Date: 
Unknown
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19.5
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A zine dealing with trial and conviction of Richard M Flood. Also has letters from prisoners, the building of Peotone Airport and attempt to form Southside Citizen's Alliance
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eng
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New Chicago Stories

Catalog Number: 
Book, Gardaphe
Date: 
1990
Volume: 
1st ed
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"The stories presented here tell tales of a new Chicago, a Chicago that, like the Scott Mutter montage that fronts this book, is made up of diverse images that suggest new ways of seeing. They provide alternative interpretations of life in the city. What you will find in this collection is a a multi-cultural neighborhood in print, a neighborhood which has yet to surface on Chicago streets, one which is perhaps still years away in a city that touts its culturally plural make-up while still enforcing rigid boundaries between segregated neighborhoods. Murder by industrial pollution (often masked by self-abuse), racism, homophobia, the disintegration of family life, the struggle for control of one's own body and mind, the troubles facing a growing elderly population, the subjugation of minority cultures to the rich, the white, the male, are all issues confronted by the writers of these stories. They speak through a range of voices, creating a new, urgent sense of Chicago Realism. These storytellers provide testimony to a new Chicago, a Chicago that while steeped in American tradition challenges the narrow boundaries of its stereotype. They speak to a changing America, an America that has awakened from decades of a false, prosperity-driven revelry with a reality hangover. They speak of an America that must now begin to turn its attention to the social and environmental problems it has too long ignored." - From the back cover
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eng
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0-9627425-0-3