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Fleming, Candace

Summary: How did two teenagers brutally murder an innocent child ... and why? And how did their brilliant lawyer save them from the death penalty in 1920s Chicago? Written by a prolific master of narrative nonfiction, this is a compulsively readable true-crime story based on an event dubbed the "crime of the century." In 1924, eighteen-year-old college students Nathan Leopold and Richard Loeb made a...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Anne Schwartz Books 2022

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1 available in Young Adult Non-fiction, Call number: YA 364.152 FLE

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...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Universal Pictures Home Entertainment 2018

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

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...

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Publisher / Publication Date: A & E Indie Films 2007

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

Venkatesh, Sudhir Alladi

Summary: "At the heart of the story are two teenagers: Marshal Mariot, an introverted video gamer and bike rider, and Frankie Paul, who leaves foster care to direct his cousin's drug business while he's in prison. Frankie devises a plan to attack Marshall and his friends--it is his best chance to showcase his toughness and win respect for his crew. Catching wind of the plan, Marshall and his friends...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Simon & Schuster 2022

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 364.106 VEN

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...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment 2012

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1 available in Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD Family Cheaper

Algren, Nelson

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Publisher / Publication Date: Seven Stories Press 1999

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC ALG

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...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Anchor Bay Entertainment 2009

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

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.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Facets Video 2007

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

Summary: The events in one day of a young man who decides to cut school and head out on the town with his girlfriend and best friend.

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Publisher / Publication Date: 2011

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Summary: "Chicago suffered the worst heat disaster in U.S history in 1995, when 739 residents--mostly elderly and black--died over the course of one week. As Cooked links the deadly heat wave's devastation back to the underlying manmade disaster of structural racism, it delves deep into one of our nation's biggest growth industries: Disaster Preparedness. Peabody Award-winning filmmaker Judith Helfand...

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Publisher / Publication Date: 2020

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

Summary: Film of the award-winning play about a struggling black family living on Chicago's South Side and the impact of an unexpected insurance bequest. Each family member sees the bequest as the means of realizing dreams and of escape from grinding frustrations.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Columbia Tristar Home Video 1999

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2 available in Drama DVDs, Call number: DVD DRAMA RAI

Summary: Harry Dresden is a private detective who also happens to be a real wizard. Although he tries to be a regular guy, Harry finds himself helping the Chicago police solve inexplicable crimes and battle dark forces that lurk around the city streets. Harry deals in all matters of supernatural threats.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Lionsgate 2007

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2 available in Television Series DVDs, Call number: DVD TV DRE

Summary: The Gallaghers have always scraped by, but Season Seven finds them finally getting a leg up. When Frank awakens from a coma to learn that his family tossed him in the river, he declares war, Gallagher vs. Gallagher.

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Publisher / Publication Date: 2017

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1 available in Television Series DVDs, Call number: DVD TV SHA

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...

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Publisher / Publication Date: MGM Home Entertainment 2004

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

Dams, Jeanne M.

Summary: June, 1925. Elizabeth Fairchild lives a quiet life in genteel Oak Park Village, Illinois. There, she forms a close friendship with gentle Mr Anthony. But tragedy strikes when Mr Anthony is found stabbed to death in the alley behind his shop. Why would anyone murder a mild-mannered antiques dealer? Could it have something to do with the mysterious customer who bought a gold pocket watch from Mr...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Severn House 2022

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1 available in Adult, Call number: FIC DAM

Summary: Under the resolute command of Sergeant Hank Voight, the elite intelligence unit continues their relentless fight to take down the city's most dangerous criminals. But just how far is the squad willing to go to achieve justice and protect their own?

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Publisher / Publication Date: Universal Pictures Home Entertainment 2021

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1 available in Television Series DVDs, Call number: DVD TV CHI

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

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,...

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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

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. As Model Ts rumbled down Michigan Avenue, gang war shootings announced Al Capone's rise to underworld domination. Bedecked partygoers thronged to the Drake Hotel's opulent banquet rooms, corrupt politicians held court in thriving speakeasies, and the frenzy of stock market...

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Publisher / Publication Date: 2015

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1 available in Large Print, Call number: LP 364.6 Jobb

Nelson, David

Summary: "As investigators brought out the bagged remains of several dozen young men from a small Chicago ranch home and paraded them in front of a crowd of TV reporters and spectators, attention quickly turned to the owner of the house. John Gacy was an upstanding citizen, active in local politics and charities, famous for his themed parties and appearances as Pogo the Clown. But in the winter of...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Chicago Review Press Incorporated 2022

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

Summary: The tenth season picks up six months after last season's finale: Frank uses his leg injury to collect as many prescription drugs as possible and his exploits lead him to an old friend.

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Publisher / Publication Date: 2020

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1 available in Television Series DVDs, Call number: DVD TV SHA

Polydoros, Aden

Summary: "Death lurks around every corner in this unforgettable Jewish historical fantasy about a city, a boy, and the shadows of the past that bind them both together. Chicago, 1893. For Alter Rosen, this is the land of opportunity, and he dreams of the day he'll have enough money to bring his mother and sisters to America, freeing them from the oppression they face in his native Romania. But when...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Inkyard Press 2021

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Sinclair, Upton

Summary: The horrifying conditions in the meatpacking industry in the early 1900's are revealed through the experiences of immigrants as they try to make a living by working in the Chicago stockyards.

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Publisher / Publication Date: 2003

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: Fiction Sinclair

Summary: Emmy-winning Executive Producer Dick Wolf delivers the gripping sixth season. The gritty police drama delves into the lives of the men and women of the Chicago Police Department's elite Intelligence Unit as they combat organized crime, drug trafficking, homicides and more on the tough streets of Chicago. Under the command of the tenacious Sergeant Hank Voight, the intelligence squad dishes out...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Universal 2019

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1 available in Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD TV Ch 6

Kotlowitz, Alex

Summary: "The numbers are staggering: Over the past twenty years in Chicago, 14,033 people have been killed and another roughly 60,000 wounded by gunfire. What does that do to the spirit of individuals and communities? Drawing on his decades of experience, Alex Kotlowitz set out to chronicle one summer in the city, writing of those who have emerged from the violence and whose stories reveal the...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Nan A. Talese/Doubleday 2019

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 364.15 KOT

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