Book, On the Job: Behind the Stars of the Chicago Police Department
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.
Short stories from west side neighborhoods of Chicago. "The force of each writer's vision and language carries you into the living rooms and kitchens where the real folk of the West Side go about the business of living. 'West Side Stories' presents the everyday, the brutal, the glorious."
Signed by contributors Diane Williams and Sandi Wisenberg.
Features on: Mass media's attacks on feminism; journalism ethics scandals; the Sony/Loews Cineplex Odeon lockout of union projectionists; an interview with professor of African-American Studies and Labor Party organizer Adolph Reed Jr.; new meat industry regulation expose by Gail Eisnitz; corporate sponsorship at the Museum of Science and Industry and its effects on exhibits on energy, AIDS, oil, food, and the environment. Published by students at the University of Chicago.
When French explorers Jolliet and Marquette used the Chicago portage to access the Mississippi River system, the Chicago River was but a humble, even sluggish, stream in the right place at the right time. That's the story of the making of Chicago. This is the other story; the story of the making and perpetual re-making of a river by everything from pre-glacial forces to the interventions of an emerging and mighty city.
Author Libby Hill brings together years of original research and the contributions of dozens of experts to tell the Chicago River's epic tale from its conception in prehistoric bedrock to the glorious rejuvenation it's undergoing today, and every exciting episode in between.