Signature of Saul Bellow from 1975
Public Domain
June 10, 2015

Saul Bellow’s Editor Remembers The Chicago Novelist On His Centennial

Saul Bellow would have been 100 on Wednesday. The novelist who set much of his work in Chicago, immigrated to Chicago from Montreal in July of 1924 and his family settled in Humboldt Park. He stayed in Chicago for most of the rest of his life, attending Northwestern University and teaching at the University of Chicago. We talk with Beena Kamlani who began editing Saul Bellow’s works at Viking in 1988 about her time working with the author considered one of the United States’ greats.


As Lincoln, Klein speaks with a young girl.
Fritz Klein
February 11, 2015

Fritz Klein: Bringing Abraham Lincoln To Life

Feburary 12th marks Abraham Lincoln's birthday, and that means Fritz Klein is in high demand. Klein has built his career out of being Abraham Lincoln. The actor stumbled into the role years ago as what was supposed to be one of many roles in his acting career, but the opportunities to portray the 16th president kept coming and soon Klein decided to relocate to springfeild and portray Lincoln full time. 


June 19, 2013

Fire at Hoopeston Tire Recycling Center

As many as 16 fire departments are assisting Hoopeston firefighters Wednesday at the scene of a large tire fire at a tire recycling facility in the city.


 Mark Barden, father of sandy hook victim
(Seth Perlman/AP)
May 20, 2013

Senate Panel Endorses Ammunition Limits

The Illinois Senate's Executive Committee voted 12-3 Monday to advance legislation banning magazines that hold more than 10 rounds.


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