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Summary: In this documentary, Che Smith (a.k.a. Rhymefest, the Grammy-winning rapper) reunites with his father, an alcoholic living on the streets of Chicago, and struggles to deliver him to safety and an existence that is productive and meaningful, in essence, taking responsibility for the man who had abandoned him as a young child.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2016

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1 available in Documentary DVDs, Call number: DVD DOC IN

Summary: It tells the story of Bobbie and Jude, a young drug-addicted couple who exist somewhere between homelessness on the streets of Chicago and the fantasy life they imagine for themselves. Though they masterfully con and steal in an attempt to stay one step ahead of their addiction, they are ultimately forced to face the reality of their situation.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Oscilloscope Laboratories 2015

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1 available in Drama DVDs, Call number: DVD DRAMA ANI

Jobb, Dean

Summary: "It was a time of unregulated madness. And nowhere was it madder than in Chicago at the dawn of the Roaring Twenties ... Enter a slick, smooth-talking, charismatic lawyer named Leo Koretz, who enticed hundreds of people ... to invest as much as $30 million--upwards of $400 million today--in phantom timberland and nonexistent oil wells in Panama ... When Leo's scheme finally collapsed in 1923,...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill 2015

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 KORETZ, LEO ROB

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1 available in Adult, Call number: B KORETZ

Neri, Greg.

Summary: "A graphic novel based on the true story of Robert "Yummy" Sandifer, an eleven-year old African American gang member from Chicago who shot a young girl and was then shot by his own gang members"--Provided by publisher.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Lee & Low Books 2010

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1 available in Young Adult Collection, Call number: YA 741.5 NER

Summary: For the first time in years the entire Rodriguez clan comes home to Chicago to celebrate Christmas where traditions will be celebrated. During the course of this eventful week they will celebrate one member's safe return from Iraq, secrets will be revealed, old resentments forgotten, each family member will learn something about themselves and each other, and the healing power of laughter will...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Anchor Bay Entertainment 2009

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1 available in Comedy DVDs, Call number: DVD COMEDY NOT

Summary: Matthew is a Chicago investment banker who puts his life and a business trip to China on hold when he thinks he sees Lisa, the love of his life who walked out on him without a word two years earlier. With some help from his friend Luke, Matthew obsessively and relentlessly tracks Lisa down and while doing so, runs into another woman, calling herself Lisa who, unknown beknownst to Matthew, is an...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: MGM Home Entertainment 2004

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1 available in Drama DVDs, Call number: DVD DRAMA WIC

Larson, Erik.

Summary: Abridged.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Random House Audio 2003

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Larson, Erik

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Summary: Tells the parallel stories of Daniel Burnham, the main architect of the 1893 Chicago World's Fair, and serial killer Henry H. Holmes, discussing the challenges Burnham faced in creating the hugely successful White City, and looking at how Holmes used the opportunities afforded by the fair to lure victims to their deaths.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Large Print Press (Gale, Cengage Learning) 2013

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Summary: James is a struggling actor, living with his widowed mother in Chicago, who wants three things in life: someone to love, a great part, and to lose weight. Unfortunately, he is 0 for 3. His girlfriend dumps him, he loses a title acting role, and he sneaks out of an Overeaters Anonymous meeting only to wind up at an ice cream parlor. There, he meets Beth who quickly wins his heart, but will this...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: The Weinstein Company Home Entertainment 2008

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2 available in TC Film Fest DVDs, Call number: DVD TCFF I

Larson, Erik.

Summary: Two men, each handsome and unusually adept at his chosen work, embodied an element of the great dynamic that characterized America's rush toward the twentieth century. The architect was Daniel Hudson Burnham, the fair's brilliant director of works and the builder of many of the country's most important structures, including the Flatiron Building in New York and Union Station in Washington, D.C....

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Random House Audio 2003

Copies Available at East Bay

1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD 364.1523 LAR

Balliett, Blue

Summary: On a cold winter day in Chicago, Early's father disappeared, and now she, her mother and her brother have been forced to flee their apartment and join the ranks of the homeless--and it is up to Early to hold her family together and solve the mystery surrounding her father.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Scholastic Press 2013

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1 available in Juvenile Fiction, Call number: J FIC BAL

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1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J FICTION BAL

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1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J Fiction Balliett 2013

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1 available in Juvenile, Call number: JFIC BAL

Collins, Max Allan

Summary: "A THRILLING MAGNUM OPUS ON AMERICA'S GREAT CRIME EPIC. A Mystery Writers of America "Grand Master"--author of the gangster classic Road to Perdition, long-time Dick Tracy writer, and multiple Shamus Award winner--teams with an acclaimed rising young historian, in this riveting, myth-shattering dual portrait of Al Capone, America's most notorious gangster, and Eliot Ness, the legendary...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: William Morrow, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers 2018

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 364 COL

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 920 COL

Summary: Combating the city's most heinous crimes, the priority of Detective Sergeant Hank Voight and his intelligence team has always been to protect their great city, bringing criminals to justice by any means necessary. Facing a new day and age in Chicago, Police are under siege and under a microscope. With police reform in full swing, the team is forced to navigate treacherous conditions in their...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Universal Pictures Home Entertainment 2018

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1 available in Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD TV Ch 5

Doyle, Brian

Summary: "On the last day of summer, a young college grad moved to Chicago and rented a small apartment on the north side of the city, by the lake. This is the story of the five seasons he lived there, during which he meets gangsters, gamblers, policemen, a brave and garrulous bus driver, a cricket player, a librettist, his first girlfriend, a shy apartment manager, and many other riveting souls, not to...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Thomas Dunne Books/St. Martin's Press 2016

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC DOY

Jefferson, Margo

Summary: "At once incendiary and icy, mischievous, and provocative, celebratory and elegiac, a deeply felt meditation on race, sex, and American culture through the prism of the author's rarefied upbringing and education among a black elite concerned to distance itself from whites and the black generality, while tirelessly measuring itself against both. Born in 1947 in upper-crust black Chicago--her...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Pantheon Books 2015

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 JEFFERSON, MARGO JEF

Thornton, Marshall

Summary: The Boystown Mystery series continues as Chicago private investigator Nick Nowak finds himself involved in three new cases. He's asked to help a young man who murdered his stepfather but refuses to assist in his own defense, hired to find the murderer of a dead porno star, and, in a case that traps him between the two men he loves, must search for a serial killer's only living victim. Set in...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Kenmore Books 2015

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC THO

Kubica, Mary

Summary: Heidi Wood has always been a charitable woman: she works for a nonprofit and takes in stray cats. Still, her husband and daughter are horrified when Heidi returns home one day with a young woman named Willow and her four-month-old baby in tow. Disheveled and apparently homeless, this girl could be a criminal--or worse. But despite her family's objections, Heidi invites Willow and the baby to...

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Blackstone Audio, Inc. 2015

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1 available in Adult, Call number: CD FIC KUB

Summary: Busker and drug addict James is living hand to mouth in London when he adopts a sickly cat. James names the cat Bob and soon they are inseparable.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2017

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1 available in Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD STR RATED PG-13

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1 available in Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD St

Sigal, Clancy.

Summary: This memoir is about Clancy Sigal's boyhood in Depression-era Chicago, then James Farrell and Nelson Algren territory. The author recounts his intense relationship with his mother Jennie, a sometime firebrand union organizer, and his roaring Oedipal rivalry with his mostly absent father Leo. Jennie is a single mother on welfare trying to raise a wild rebellious son in a twilight world between...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Carroll & Graf 2006

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 920 SIG

Summary: Kasper Carr is a master thief, targeting businesses in the Chicago area. He stakes out fresh opportunities in front of a documentary film crew, which gradually becomed complicit in his crimes. As the director and producer become entangled in the allure of their fascinating subject and the legal ramifications of their actions, Carr pursues a series of larger-scale and more dangerous jobs. All...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: A & E Indie Films 2007

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1 available in TC Film Fest DVDs, Call number: DVD TCFF STR

Thornton, Marshall.

Summary: Finalist for the Lambda Award in Gay Mystery, Boystown: Three Nick Nowak Mysteries takes place in Chicago during the early 1980s. Haunted by his abrupt departure from the Chicago Police Department and the end of his relationship with librarian Daniel Laverty, Nick Nowak is a beat cop-turned-dogged private investigator. In this first book of the series, Nick works through three cases: a...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Kenmore Books 2015

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Summary: A haunting portrait of Henry Darger, a reclusive janitor by day and a visionary artist by night.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Wellspring Media 2005

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1 available in Documentary DVDs, Call number: DVD DOC IN

Corbitt, Michael.

Summary: The authors traces his life from juvenile delinquent to decorated Illinois Chief of Police who was also working for the Mob.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Thorndike Press 2003

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1 available in Large Print, Call number: LP 364.1 COR

Summary: It tells the shocking story of Nathan Leopold and Richard Loeb; wealthy college students who had planned to abduct and kill a child at random just to prove they were smart enough to get away with it.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2016

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1 available in E-TV DVDs, Call number: DVD E-TV PER