Lakefront

Forever Open, Clear, and Free: the Struggle for Chicago's Lakefront

Catalog Number: 
book, Wille
Date: 
1991
Edition: 
2nd
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Abstract: 
Of the thirty miles of Lake Michigan shoreline within the city limits of Chicago, twenty-four miles is public park land. The crown jewels of its park system, the lakefront parks bewitch natives and visitors alike with their brisk winds, shady trees, sandy beaches, and rolling waves. Like most good things, the protection of the lakefront parks didn't come easy, and this book chronicles the hard-fought and never-ending battles Chicago citizens have waged to keep them "forever open, clear, and free." Illustrated with historic and contemporary photographs, Wille's book tells how Chicago's lakefront has survived a century of development. The story serves as a warning to anyone who thinks the struggle for the lakefront is over, or who takes for granted the beauty of its public beaches and parks. "A thoroughly fascinating and well-documented narrative which draws the reader into the sights, smells and sounds of Chicago's story. . . . Everyone who cares about the development of land and its conservation will benefit from reading Miss Wille's book."--Daniel J. Shannon, Architectural Forum "Not only good reading, it is also a splendid example of how to equip concerned citizens for their necessary participation in the politics of planning and a more livable environment."--Library Journal
Language: 
English
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ISSN/ISBN: 
9780226898728
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Cows on Parade: Charity Cattle Auction

Location

United States
41° 52' 59.6424" N, 87° 37' 30.2736" W
US
Catalog Number: 
Book, Weisburg, Lois
Date: 
15 June, 1999
Edition: 
Volume: 
Issue: 
Abstract: 
This book features the charity exhibition, Cows on Parade, that was displayed around the streets of Chicago in 1999. The statues were sold for charity and are organized by the opening auction price. The book features full color photographs and opening remarks by the Commissioner of the Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs, Lois Weisburg.
Language: 
English
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ISSN/ISBN: 
0938903284
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Waukegan, Illinois

Catalog Number: 
Book, Waukegan Historical Society
Date: 
2000
Edition: 
3rd printing
Abstract: 
"The Waukegan Historical Society was founded in 1968 to help keep the city's history alive. Through numerous programs and presentations the society has provided a record of many of the contributors to Waukegan's growth and importance. Publication of a photo record seems like a natural continuation of this mission. The memorable images collected in "Waukegan, Illinois" are of those people and events that made the city great, and were selected from the society's archives. We hope that many memories may be sparked as one wanders through our collective past."
Language: 
English
Notes: 
Abstract taken from back cover.
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ISSN/ISBN: 
0738508365
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Item Donor: 
Chicago Publishers Gallery

Mystery Reader's Walking Guide: Chicago

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BOOK Dale, Alzina Stone
Date: 
1995
Abstract: 
"Around the world the name "Chicago" conjures up images of the Roaring Twenties, speakeasies, cops and robbers, and "Scarface" Al Capone. In Mystery Reader's Walking Guide: Chicago, author Alzina Stone Dale brings all of this-and more-to life in 10 walking tours of Chicago's neighborhoods, as described in the works of Sara Paretsky, Craig Rice, and more than 70 other mystery writers Each Walk is accompanied by an easy-to-follow map of your route, as well as recommended restaurants and places of interest along the way, presented in a style that is evocative of the great writers, books and sleuths identified with the Windy City."
Language: 
English
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ISSN/ISBN: 
0-8442-9608-2