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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

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

Larson, Erik

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

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Adult, Call number: LP 364.152 LAR

Paley, Vivian Gussin

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Harvard University Press 1997

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 372.6 PAL

Kotlowitz, Alex.

Summary: The true story of two brothers coming of age in the Henry Horner public housing project in Chicago over a two-year period. Lafeyette and Pharoah Rivers are eleven and nine years old when the story begins in the summer of 1987. Living with their mother and six siblings, they struggle to survive gun battles, gang influences, overzealous police officers, and overburdened and mismanaged bureaucracies.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Playaway Digital Audio 2010

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1 available in Playaway, Call number: PA 302.23 KOT

Larson, Erik.

Summary: Abridged.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Random House Audio 2003

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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

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

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

Perry, Douglas

Summary: The true story of the murderesses who became media sensations and inspired the musical Chicago. There was nothing surprising about men turning up dead in Jazz Age Chicago. Life was cheaper than a quart of illicit gin in the gangland capital of the world. But two murders that spring were special, or so believed Maurine Watkins, a "girl reporter" for the Chicago Tribune, the city's "hanging...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Viking 2010

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 364.1523 PER

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

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: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Crown Publishers 2003

Copies Available at Peninsula

2 available in Adult, Call number: 364.15 LAR

Copies Available at Fife Lake

1 available in Adult, Call number: 364.15 LAR

Copies Available at Kingsley

1 available in Adult, Call number: 364.15 Lar

Copies Available at Woodmere

4 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 364.1523 LAR

Summary: Follows the high school careers of two young, African-American men from inner-city Chicago as they pursue their dream of playing professional basketball.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Criterion Collection 2005

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

Baatz, Simon.

Summary: It was a crime that shocked the nation, a brutal murder in Chicago in 1924 of a child, by two wealthy college students who killed solely for the thrill of the experience. Nathan Leopold and Richard Loeb had met several years earlier, and their friendship had blossomed into a love affair. They believed themselves too smart for the police, but they were soon caught. They confessed, and the...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Harper 2008

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 364.152 BAA

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Adult, Call number: 364.152 Baa

Terkel, Studs

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: New Press 1993

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 977.3 TER

Franklin, Cory M.

Summary: An inside look at one of the nation's most famous public hospitals as seen through the eyes of its longtime director of intensive care Filled with stories of strange medical cases and unforgettable patients culled from a 30-year career in medicine, Cook County ICU offers readers a peek into the inner workings of a hospital. Author Dr. Cory Franklin, who headed the hospital's intensive care unit...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Academy Chicago Publishers 2015

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Liebow, Elliot.

Summary: In 1967, Elliot Liebow, writing as a participant-observer, published Tally's Corner, a pathbreaking study of black streetcorner life. Coming at a time when Americans were just beginning to understand the moral demand for improvement in the lives of urban blacks, Liebow's book made its readers see for the first time the human reality behind the stereotypes and myths about black life. Now, in...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Free Press 1993

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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

Janney, Rachel.

Contents: Positive behavior support -- Schoolwide positive behavior support -- Selected interventions for students at risk for behavior problems -- Individualized positive behavior support: conducting a functional behavioral assessment -- Designing, using, and evaluating individualized positive behavior supports.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Paul H. Brookes Pub. Co. 2008

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 371.9 JAN

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

Copies Available at Kingsley

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

Cisneros, Sandra.

Summary: The story of a young girl growing up in the Hispanic quarter of Chicago. Capturing her thoughts and emotions in poems and stories, she is able to rise above hopelessness and create a quiet space for herself in the midst of her oppressive surroundings.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Vintage Books 1991

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3 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC CIS

Copies Available at East Bay

1 available in Adult, Call number: FIC CIS

Loutzenhiser, Katy

Summary: Zan is baffled when her best friend, Priya, stops answering her emails after moving to California, but new friend, Logan, presents the disturbing possibility that Priya cannot answer.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Balzer + Bray, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers 2019

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1 available in Young Adult Collection, Call number: YA FIC LOU

Summary: The 1960s was defined by a common effort to fight against injustice. Mike Gray, a Chicago filmmaker, used his camera to document the politics of the streets from the riots in the social upheaval, to the rising of two prolific groups fighting prejudice.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Facets Video 2007

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2 available in Documentary DVDs, Call number: DVD DOC AME

Vance, J. D.

Summary: Vance, a former marine and Yale Law School graduate, provides an account of growing up in a poor Rust Belt town that offers a broader, probing look at the struggles of America's white working class. The decline of this group, a demographic of our country that has been slowly disintegrating over forty years, has been reported on with growing frequency and alarm. J. D. Vance tells the true story...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Harper, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers 2016

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2 available in Book Club Kit, Call number: Book Club Kit #1-921 VANCE, J.D. Vance
Call number: Book Club Kit #2-921 VANCE, J.D. Vance

Engleman, Paul

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: St. Martin's Press 2000

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC ENG

Summary: Cheaper by the dozen: Tom and Kate Baker have made many sacrifices in their professional lives in order to raise their 12 children. When Tom is offered a job as a Division I college football coach, he moves the entire pack to a suburb in Chicago. This move shakes up the entire family, but when Kate's memoirs get published, she takes off on a book tour. The lack of parental guidance creates...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment 2012

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