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The Forward
In Chicago, All Roads Led to Lois WeisbergA New Yorker profile written by Malcolm Gladwell in 1999 made Lois Weisberg, Ch
In Chicago, All Roads Led to Lois Weisberg
The Forward / Posted 5 days ago
A New Yorker profile written by Malcolm Gladwell in 1999 made Lois Weisberg, Chicago’s commissioner of cultural affairs, famous because, Gladwell wrote, she was among those “who make the world work.” Weisberg appeared in Gladwell’s best-selling book... Read more
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Chicago Tribune
'Big Bill' Thompson: Chicago's unfiltered mayorLong before Donald Trump started bad-mouthing Mexicans and Muslims, Chicago had
'Big Bill' Thompson: Chicago's unfiltered mayor
Chicago Tribune / Posted 7 days ago
Long before Donald Trump started bad-mouthing Mexicans and Muslims, Chicago had a mayor who could match the most narrow-minded politicians of any era in chest-thumping xenophobia. Over three terms as Chicago mayor between 1915 and 1931, William Hale... Read more
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WGN TV Chicago
Chicago Public Library to waive all late fees starting todayCHICAGO – The Chicago Public Library is offering amnesty to people who owe over
Chicago Public Library to waive all late fees starting today
WGN TV Chicago / Posted 8 days ago
CHICAGO – The Chicago Public Library is offering amnesty to people who owe overdue book fines. Fine amnesty begins today and lasts through February 18. For the first time in more than three years, you can return your overdue materials and all late... Read more
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Daily Herald
New furniture, lighting part of West Chicago Library's $400,000 renovationRenovations have begun at the West Chicago Library with an eye toward brighteni
New furniture, lighting part of West Chicago Library's $400,000 renovation
Daily Herald / Posted 15 days ago
Renovations have begun at the West Chicago Library with an eye toward brightening the 23-year-old building, improving wireless Internet access and creating new areas for patrons to use mobile technology. Director Benjamin Weseloh said officials have... Read more

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