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Uptown’s Due

Dear Chicago Reader, Gabriella Filisko [Letters, February 14] is probably right to claim that there is a mountain of support for the Freed development in Uptown, and can’t be faulted for expecting Women & Children First bookstore to compete against Borders like good little capitalists. However, she ignores two essential points driving both the affordable-housing […]

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Northwestern Toilet Washers

Dear editors: As a guy who cleaned toilets on his way through Northwestern University, I might be in a unique position to call Bill Recktenwald’s bluff differentiating Medill journalism students and those he currently teaches at SIU [Hot Type, July 19]. When he claims his SIU students “aren’t from the upper class,” and are “hardworking […]

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Thorny Rose

Dear editors– Thanks again to Ted Cox for another lovely and enlightening piece about baseball [November 5]. I share Cox’s opinions about Pete Rose’s relative merits as a player and his analysis of the dynamics surrounding sportscaster Jim Gray’s confrontation with Rose at the all-century team gathering prior to game two of the World Series. […]