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Charlie’s Vespa

I got all shook up by that Tribune series about people Moving Out of Chicago–all those boldfaced quotes from people who say things like “The Schools Stink” or “You Can’t Live in a Nice House” or “Garbage and Rats! Crime and Noise!” Gee, I thought, will I be the last one here? Will I be […]

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The Girls of Summer

“We had to look nice,” says Terry Donahue of her days as a catcher in the All American Girls Baseball League. “We had to have our makeup on, our lipstick on, and we could not have short hair. We had to have long hair. Mr. Wrigley was very strict about that. Someone was always yelling […]

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Night of Ivana

“Are those flowers real?” my friend Julie asked. “Because if they are, watch out for your life at the end of this. Last time I went to one of these fashion events women were fighting over the tulips, pulling them out of the bowls, then taking the bowls, too.” We shed our coats and sat […]

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Madonna & Madonna INC.

Who’s that girl? Who’s really behind the maneuvering over boundary lines for the new 1st ward? Rich Daley? Burt Natarus? No, no, triple no. It’s our own Material Girl, Madonna. Bet on it. Madonnamania We know what Gov. Jim Edgar was thinking when he signed the infertility bill: every woman a Madonna. Count on it. […]