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A few things

In a previous post I recalled Chicago Daily News (and Sun-Times) columnist Sydney J. Harris and my fondness his weekly columns titled “Things I Learned While Looking Up Other Things.” I’d like to close out 2011 with a post in a similar vein, without elaborating on the fact that now we all learn things “While […]

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Name that school

It took a while, but self-described vinyl junkie and Roosevelt High School alum Mike Wolstein tracked down which Chicago public school was memorialized in rock and roll history.

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Meet some Regular Fellas

Social athletic clubs like the Regular Fellas had all but disappeared by the time I started my freshman year at Von Steuben High School in the fall of 1970. Many of us, especially if you were the oldest child in the family like I was, had no idea these clubs had once made up a […]

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