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Northwest Indiana Photo Tour

“It is a region that has worked hard and sacrificed much over the decades, the city’s blue collar underbelly, the engine that drove Chicago to its industrial peak, only to be abandoned and neglected when US industry began collapsing.” Robert Powers, on his wonderful A Chicago Sojourn blog, has a gorgeous photo set from the […]

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Man of Letters: A Printer’s Memoir

1944. My father promised a work permit for my 16th birthday. He always did have a warped sense of humor, but this time he wasn’t kidding. Thanks to his small-town connections I found myself employed by the Blue Island Publishing Corporation of Blue Island, Illinois. Sweeping floors. Washing presses. Carrying out the trash. I was […]