The Best Night of Your (Pathetic) Life

Mary has spent four years of high school as a nerdy good girl. Mary’s last hope to do something memorable in high school is to win the Oyster Point High Unofficial Senior Week Scavenger Hunt. After a fiasco at prom …


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Schooled: The Price of College Sports

As the NCAA Basketball Tournament kicks off and “March Madness” sweeps the nation (while some of us eagerly await Opening Day), an antitrust, class-action lawsuit against the NCAA continues its progression through the court system, with recent news that several …


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Bus Trip: Castles, Mansions and More

Explore two houses built just after the Great Fire, a Frank Lloyd Wright home and a true Chicago castle, all in the fascinating Beverly neighborhood. This tour showcases the Landmark …


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The Dead in Their Vaulted Arches

The sixth installment in Alan Bradley’s award-winning Flavia De Luce series finds our heroine anxiously awaiting the return of her long absent mother, Harriet, at the train station. What she doesn’t count on is a whispered, cryptic message from a …


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Writing in the Margins: Summer 2014

Community.

It’s what drives us every day. We spent all of last year celebrating the fact that, in 1973, the people of Norridge and Harwood Heights decided that a public library was essential to their communities. We take that decision …


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Command and Control by Eric Schlosser

The United States was the first country to develop nuclear weapons. It is also the only country to have ever used nuclear weapons against a foreign power.

The arms race during the Cold War led America and Russia to build …


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Bus Trip: Revolution Brewpub Tour, Tasting and Lunch

Revolution Brewing is Chicago’s new hometown craft brewery where friends and families meet to enjoy the freshest beer in town. Tour the brewery (not handicapped accessible). Then enjoy lunch and …


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We Were There

As expected, the fiftieth anniversary of the assassination of President Kennedy saw a flood of new material published on everything from his personal life and early political career, to the presidency, as well as the assassination itself. This only serves …


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Vista Chino: Peace

Peace is the debut album from L.A.’s Vista Chino but the members involved are far from novices. The band is comprised of musicians who have spent at least 20 years in the underground rock scene and the album actually sounds …


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