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The Marx Brothers of Chicago

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Lakefront Totem Pole Contains Many Tales

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Uncovering the Tooth at the Art Institute

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...is lost in the stacks.

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GB Book Club: The Man with the Golden Arm

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Ogden Avenue and Urban Renewal in Old Town

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Encyclopedia of an Ordinary Life

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Booklist Online, New Spring Titles and What We're Reading Now

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Remember Earth Day?

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GB Book Club: Near West Side Stories: Struggles for Community in Chicago's Maxwell Street Neighborhood

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The Untouchable Eliot Ness

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Celebrate Small Press Month

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GB Book Club Review: Memory Mambo

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La Salle: From French Explorer to City Street

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GB Book Club: I Sailed with Magellan

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Chicago Burns Again: The Second Great Fire

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They Called Him Sauganash

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Discovering Local Authors

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Chicago by the Numbers

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Gapers Block Book Club: Division Street: America by Studs Terkel

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Get Your Skates On

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Chicago Card Decks Shuffle Up Some Fun

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GB Book Club: The Adventures of Augie March by Saul Bellow

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2005 Chicago Books in Review: Fiction

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2005 Chicago Books in Review: Non-Fiction

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The Curse of the Hall of Fame

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In Search of Great Lakes

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Dillinger Still Haunts Popular Memory

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Local Haunted Houses

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Gapers Block Book Club: I'm Not the New Me

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Tarzan in Chicago

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GB Book Club: Nowhere Man by Aleksandar Hemon

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More Questions from the Mailbag

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So You Wanna Know More About Richard J. Daley

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Pick Your Own: Local Apple Orchards and Remembering Wauconda

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Gapers Block Book Club: Dandelion Wine

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Charles Cleaver and the Cottage in the Grove

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We Totally Have the Best Flag

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Become a Butterfly Watcher

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Gapers Block Book Club: Heat Wave by Eric Klinenberg

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Don't Fear the Reaper

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A Chicago Joke Book

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Ashland Avenue, the Great Fire and the Ruins of Chicago

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Gapers Block Book Club: Crossing California

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They Called Him Sauganash

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Italo Balbo and Chicago's Gift from Fascist Italy

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Goose Island

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Chicago Area Library Blogs

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Gapers Block Book Club: The Time Traveler's Wife

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City Streets: How Chicago Raised Itself Out of the Mud and Astonished the World

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Mailbag Grab Bag

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Palmer Square

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Gapers Block Book Club April Book: The Jungle

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Separate Proms

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Measuring the Chicago Mile

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Striking Up the Band on Music Row

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1919: Chicago's Red Summer

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Gapers Block Book Club March Book: Hairstyles of the Damned

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Introducing the Gapers Block Book Club

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The Last Man on the Moon

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Powwows and Tribal Traditions Alive in Uptown

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Signs, Signs, Everywhere Honorary Street Signs

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Chicago's Queen of Gospel Song

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Chicago and the Influenza Epidemic of 1918

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Who's Your Granddaddy?: Illinois Family History Resources Online

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The Beer Baron and the Baroque Mansion

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This Year Resolve to Make a Difference

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Rudolph the Chi-town Reindeer and Other Christmas Tales

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The Real Christmas Schooner

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The LaSalle National Bank Building

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Chicago: The Movable Bridge Capital of the World

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Doctor, Doctor, Give Me the News: Chicago Healthcare Resources

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West Ridge and Chicago's Asian Indian Community

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Charles Tyson Yerkes and the Rise of Chicago's Mass Transit

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Death in Chicago: A Mysterious Reading List

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Chicago's Best Haunted Houses and Halloween Attractions

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Tarzan's Chicago

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John Hume Kedzie and Friends

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Illinois Voter Registration and Election Resources Revisited

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When Bicycles Ruled Chicago

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Roscoe Street, or Why So Many Chicago Streets Are Named for Towns in Pennsylvania

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Where Are Chicago's Poets?

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Groucho, Harpo, Chico and Chicago

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Clinton's Big Ditch

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Art Deco Theatre is a Suburban Gem

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Punkin' Donuts and the Battle of Belmont

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A Bibliography of Chicago Gentrification

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Show Me Your Green Thumb: Chicagoland Gardening

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Division Street and the Transformations of a Community

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Theodore Dreiser

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Why Native Chicagoans Know So Much About Local Architecture

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Father Arnold Damen (Avenue)

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The Lake Michigan Cribs

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Road Trip! Web Resources for Planning a Midwestern Getaway

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James T. Farrell

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The John Hancock Center

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The Chicago Picasso: A Gift from One of the Greatest Artists of the 20th Century to a City He Never Saw

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This is the Story of a Man Named Brady

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National Library Week

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Italo Balbo and Chicago's Forgotten Gift from Fascist Italy

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The Bronzeville Tomb of Stephen A. Douglas

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Twinkies: Another Fine Chicago Invention

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The Yellow Brick Road Began in Humboldt Park

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Happy Illinois Food Products Month! and Other Real "Holidays"

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New York, LA, Chicago: We Totally Have the Best City Flag

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Where are Chicago's Fiction Writers?

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What's the Deal with All Those Motels on North Lincoln Avenue?

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How Chicago Raised Itself out of the Mud and Astonished the World

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Illinois Voter Registration and Election Resources

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From Checagou to Chicago: A City by No Other Name

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Go Forth and Replicate! An Introduction to Memes

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Who is Buried in Couch's Tomb?

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Chicago and the Influenza Epidemic of 1918

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General John A. Logan and Logan Square

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Hail to the Chef

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The Librarian is on vacation. Check back next week.

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Ashland, the Great Fire, and the Ruins of Chicago

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Charles Tyson Yerkes and the Rise of Chicago's Mass Transit

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Anime and Manga: Resources on the Web

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Lill & Diversey: A Short History of Early Chicago Brewing

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What's in a Name? The Magnificent Mile and the Development of North Michigan Avenue

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The Haunted Wal-Mart and Other True Tales of Terror

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Resurrection Mary

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Indian Summer and a Dickens of a Tale

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The Answer to a "Shocking" Question

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Measuring a Chicago Mile

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A Tale of Two Ballparks, Part 2

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A Tale of Two Ballparks, Part 1

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JFK... the AntiChrist?

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Cruisin' down Sheridan Road

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