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Blog | Feb 17, 2009 | 4:24 PMby Frank James On his "Change of Subject" blog, Eric Zorn suggests Illinoisans, and presumably Americans beyond the Land of Lincoln, stop snickering at good-government activists as "goo-goos, a put-down meant to suggest that they're idealistic, head-in-the-clo
Column | Mar 13, 2012 | 12:13 PM
"The Gods of Gotham" by Lyndsay Faye, Amy Einhorn Books/Putnam, 432 pages, $25.95. It is 1845. After years of dispute, New York City forms a police force. The men wear stars made of copper and they are called Copper Stars. Valentine Wilde, who was a fire...
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Column | Feb 11, 2012 | 3:39 PM
My dad built us a playhouse when I was in third grade that was the size of many regular homes in our neighborhood at that time. It was gorgeous. It was also one of the few things that we had that other kids didn't already have first. It was bigger and...