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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

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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1 available in Family DVDs, Call number: DVD FAMILY CHE

Algren, Nelson

Format: text

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...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Anchor Bay Entertainment 2009

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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...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2020

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1 available in Documentary DVDs, Call number: DVD TCFF COO

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

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.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2011

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1 available in Comedy DVDs, Call number: DVD COMEDY FER

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.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Columbia Tristar Home Video 1999

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

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.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2017

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

Summary: The final season finds the Gallaghers and the South Side at a crossroads. As Frank confronts his own mortality, Lip struggles with becoming the family patriarch. Newlyweds Ian and Mickey figure out their committed relationship, while Deb embraces single motherhood. Lastly, Cart finds an unlikely new career in law enforcement while Kevin and V fight for their life on the South Side.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2021

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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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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.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Lionsgate 2007

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

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.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2020

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

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?

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Universal Pictures Home Entertainment 2021

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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,...

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

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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Nelson, David

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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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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 Graphic Novels, Call number: YA 921 NER

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...

Format: moving image

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...

Format: text

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

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

Ewing, Eve L.

Summary: Blending stark realism with the surreal and fantastic, Eve L. Ewing's narrative takes us from the streets of 1990s Chicago to an unspecified future, deftly navigating the boundaries of space, time, and reality. Ewing imagines familiar figures in magical circumstances; blues legend Koko Taylor is a tall-tale hero; LeBron James travels through time and encounters his teenage self. She identifies...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Haymarket Books 2017

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 818 EWI

Summary: At the helm of the Intelligence Unit is Sergeant Hank Voight, a man not against crossing legal and ethical lines to ensure the safety of the men and women of the Chicago Police Department's District 21 who put it all on the line to serve and protect the security of the city he loves.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Universal Studios Home Entertainment 2014

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Larson, Erik.

Summary: Abridged.

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: Frank comes out of a drug-induced haze and decides it's finally time to be a contributing member of society. Fiona faces hard decisions when she discovers her success as a landlord may mean someone else's misfortune. Lip struggles with staying sober, while Ian takes up a cause in hopes of getting back with Trevor. Debbie builds her future at welding school while juggling life as a single...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Warner Bros. Home Entertainment 2018

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

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