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Return of the basketball rims

Andrea Bauer The basketball rims are back up at Broncho Billy Playlot park. Park officials reinstalled the rims about a week and a half ago, after about three dozen people who live nearby appealed to the Chicago Park District board during its October 12 meeting. The informational packet they presented to board members included copies […]

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Serving as Rick Telander’s conservative foil

I was headed downtown on the train the other day, immersed in Solomon Burke, whose singing about lost love is so freaking great that I’d undoubtedly taken on the look of one of those miserable, iPod-listening professionals Ben Joravsky is so worried about—though I’m actually just a melancholy, iPod-listening semi-professional, and pretty happy to wallow […]