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Local Book Notes: The In$ane Chicago Way

Plus: A Penny For The Farthing Of This Book, Sir!

"The In$ane Chicago Way is the untold story of a daring plan by Chicago gangs in the 1990s to create a Spanish Mafia - and why it failed.

"John M. Hagedorn traces how Chicago Latino gang leaders, following in Al Capone's footsteps, built a sophisticated organization dedicated to organizing crime and reducing violence. His lively stories of extensive cross-neighborhood gang organization, tales of police/gang corruption, and discovery of covert gang connections to Chicago's Mafia challenge conventional wisdom and offer lessons for the control of violence today."

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Posted on October 7, 2015

History Club

A People's History Of Thanksgiving

Where Is The Gold?
With fifty men we could subjugate them all and make them do whatever we want.
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Posted on November 28, 2013
Chicago Blog Review

Chicago Blog Review: Fruit Slinger

A welcome blast of summer-friendly food porn on a daily basis.
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Posted on August 6, 2009

Local Book Notes: The In$ane Chicago Way

Plus: A Penny For The Farthing Of This Book, Sir!
And: How Coca-Cola has brainwashed us all.

Posted on October 7, 2015

The Discovery And Investigation Of The America Flatboat Wreck

By SIU Press
Wagner concludes with a plea that the boat be removed from the riverbank and preserved before the Ohio washes it away.

Posted on October 5, 2015

Local Book Notes: The Inner Lives Of Animals, Newsrooms & Derrick Rose

Big Brains, Small Minds, Tough Bodies
Clans and killers.

Posted on October 2, 2015


Plus: Smell Chicago Later! & Paging Doc Hollywood
And: St. Louis: World-Class City?

Posted on September 24, 2015

Black Lives' Burdens

Growing Up Poor - And Rich - In Chicago
Behavioral expectations.

Posted on September 22, 2015

Variety Comics Ending 41-Year Run

Huge Clearance Sale At Chicago's Oldest Comic Book Store
Present at the dawn of mainstream comic book culture in America.

Posted on September 21, 2015

Committee Insider: Obama Nobel Prize Fell Short Of Hopes

By Alister Doyle and Stine Jacobsen/Reuters
Aspirational award didn't work.

Posted on September 18, 2015

MUSIC - The Week In Chicago Rock.
TV - Goodbye Live Lottery Drawings.
POLITICS - CTU: Call Bank Of America Illinois President Tim Maloney At This Number.
SPORTS - Kiddie Cubs Complicate Feelings.

BOOKS - Notebook: The In$ane Chicago Way.

PEOPLE PLACES & THINGS - Beachwood Photo Booth: At The Corner Of Glad And Happy.

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