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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

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...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Anne Schwartz Books 2022

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

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

Murray, Julie

Summary: "This title will help readers understand the cause, timeline, and aftermath of the Great Chicago Fire. The title is complete with glossary, index, and additional facts"--Amazon.com.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Dash! Leveled Readers, an imprint of Abdo Zoom 2024

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1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J977.311 MUR

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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1 available in Beginning Readers - Independent Reader (Red), Call number: JBR RED ALI

Hunter, Stephen

Summary: In the City of Meat, Charles Swagger is on the hunt for notorious bank robber Baby Face Nelson when he traces a tip to the Chicago stock yards. While there, he's brutally assaulted and discovers that the madman who attacked him is involved in a nearby narcotics ring with plans to spread its new drug to the residents of the disenfranchised 7th District of Chicago. Worse, this is no ordinary...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Emily Bestler Books/Atria Books 2024

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Tarshis, Lauren

Summary: "Robbed on the train platform as soon as he arrives in the city, eleven-year-old Oscar Starling soon finds himself in the middle of the Great Chicago Fire when he chases after his thief, who is herself in need of rescue." --

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Publisher / Publication Date: Graphix, an imprint of Scholastic 2023

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Palmer, Diana

Summary: "Gaby Dupont knows some men shouldn't be trusted. Ever. Especially not high-profile lawyer Nicholas Chandler. How can she trust the man who might be helping one of her horrible relatives weasel out of the consequences for their bad behavior? To get the inside scoop on Nicholas' dealings - and protect herself and her beloved grand-mère - Gaby must take a job with the devil himself. Of course,...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Center Point Large Print 2021

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1 available in Adult, Call number: LP FIC PAL

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

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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1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J FICTION TAR

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1 available in Juvenile- Series, Call number: J SeriesTarshis

Berg, Scott W.

Summary: "In the fall of 1871, Chicagoans knew they were due for the "big one" -- a massive, uncontrollable fire that would decimate the city. It had been bone-dry for months, and a recent string of blazes had nearly outstripped the fire department's already scant resources. Then, on October 8, a minor fire broke out in the barn of Irishwoman Kate Leary. A series of unfortunate mishaps and...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Pantheon Books 2023

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

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

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

Smith, Carl S.

Summary: "Between October 8-10, 1871, much of the city of Chicago was destroyed by one of the most legendary urban fires in history. Incorporated as a city in 1837, Chicago had grown at a breathtaking pace in barely three decades, from just over 4,000 in 1840 to greater than 330,000 at the time of the fire. Built hastily, the city was largely made of wood. Once it began in the barn of Catherine and...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Atlantic Monthly Press 2020

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2 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 977.3 SMI

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

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 977.3 SMI

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: 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 Video Discs, Call number: DVD MOVIE CHE

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

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: 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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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...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Simon & Schuster 2022

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

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

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

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1 available in Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD TV Ch 2

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

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1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J900 WHA BASKET

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1 available in JT Non-Fiction, Call number: JT US Hist What Pascal

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 Browsing Hot DVDs, Call number: DVD CHE

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

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

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...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Severn House 2022

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1 available in Adult, Call number: FIC DAM

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