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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: Chess Records was located on the south side of Chicago. In 1947, it began recording blues music with Muddy Waters and Little Walter. This eventually gave birth to rock and roll in 1955 with Chuck Berry. Record producer, Leonard Chess has an ear for this different type of music and believes he can cash in by signing up new talent such as songwriter, Willie Dixon, Howlin' Wolf, and Etta James....

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Sony Pictures Home Entertainment 2009

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

Alikhan, Salima

Summary: Emmi, a German immigrant, is living in Chicago when the Great Fire breaks out on October 8, 1871, and, separated from her father, she finds herself with her neighbors, Cara and Seamus, braving the smoke and flames trying to escape the danger of the burning city, and searching for all their parents.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Stone Arch Books 2019

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Summary: A high-powered Chicago attorney defends a penniless altar boy accused of murdering the local archbishop.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Paramount Pictures 1998

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1 available in Thriller DVDs, Call number: DVD THRILLER PRI

Summary: 1933. It is the fourth year of the Great Depression. For John Dillinger, Alvin Karpis and Baby Face Nelson, it is the golden age of bank robbery. After serving a ten-year prison sentence, John Dillinger embarks on a cross-country bank-robbing spree with help from his associates: faithful driver Red Hamilton, cocky lookout Homer Van Meter, and murderous hothead Baby Face Nelson. He relocates to...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Universal Pictures 2009

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1 available in Crime / Mystery DVDs, Call number: DVD CRIME/MYSTERY PUB

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

Tarshis, Lauren

Summary: Oscar Starling never wanted to come to Chicago. But then Oscar finds himself not just in the heart of the big city but in the middle of a terrible fire! No one knows exactly how it began, but one thing is clear: Chicago is like a giant powder keg about to explode. An army of firemen is trying to help, but this fire is a ferocious beast that wants to devour everything in its path, including...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Scholastic Inc. 2015

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2 available in Juvenile Fiction Series, Call number: J FIC TAR

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1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J FIC TAR

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1 available in J Series, Call number: J FIC TAR

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1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J FICTION TAR

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1 available in Juvenile- Series, Call number: J Fiction Tarshis 2015

Cowan, David

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Lake Claremont Press 2001

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1 available in Oversize, Call number: OVS 977.3 COW

Summary: Set in 1930's Chicago, this story deals with two con men who seek revenge on a big-time gangster who was responsible for the murder of their friend.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Universal Home Video 1998

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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

Summary: 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 problems for all the Baker...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment 2004

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1 available in Browsing Hot DVDs, Call number: DVD MOVIE CHE

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

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1 available in Family DVDs, Call number: DVD Family Cheaper 2003

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Summary: From Primetime Emmy Award-winning executive producer Dick Wolf (Law and Order) and the team behind Chicago Fire, comes Season Two of the gritty drama Chicago P.D. Follow Sergeant Hank Voight (Jason Beghe; Californication) and his team of detectives, including former military man Jay Halstead (Jesse Lee Soffer; As the World Turns) and Erin Lindsay (Sophia Bush; One Tree Hill), in their battles...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Universal Studios Home Entertainment 2015

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Brandt, Nat.

Contents: Warning signs -- "Absolutely fireproof" -- Play and players -- Opening night -- 3:15 p.m., Wednesday, December 30, 1903 -- In the Parquet and Boxes -- In the Dress Circle and Gallery -- The rescuers -- The news spreads rapidly -- Morgue scenes -- In mourning -- A state of shock -- Safety last -- Finger pointing -- Blind justice -- Curtains -- Ashes and Embers.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Southern Illinois University Press 2003

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

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

Pascal, Janet B.

Summary: "Did the Great Chicago Fire really start after a cow kicked over a lantern in a barn? Find out the truth in this addition to the What Was? series. On Sunday, October 8, 1871, a fire started on the south side of Chicago. A long drought made the neighborhood go up in flames. And practically everything that could go wrong did. Firemen first went to the wrong location. Fierce winds helped the blaze...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Grosset & Dunlap, an imprint of Penguin Random House 2016

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2 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 977 PAS

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1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J900 WHA BASKET

Murphy, Jim

Summary: Accounts of actual survivors and historical writings are woven together to create a thrilling book about the 1871 Chicago Fire, that reads like an adventure story.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Recorded Books 1998

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1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD FIC MUR

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

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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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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

Iceberg Slim

Summary: Trick Baby tells the story of "White Folks," a blue-eyed, light-haired, con-artist whose pale skin allows him to pass in the streets as a white man. Folks is tormented early in life, rejected by other children and branded a "Trick Baby," the child conceived between a hooker and her trick. Refusing to abandon his hood dreams and a chance at revenge, Folks is taken under the wing of an older...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Cash Money Content 2011

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC ICE

Cowan, David

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Elephant Paperbacks/Ivan R. Dee 1996

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 372.9773 COW