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Read An Excerpt From “Whistling Past The Graveyard”

In the bestselling tradition of To Kill a Mockingbird and The Secret Life of Bees, Whistling Past the Graveyard is an unforgettable story of friendship’s healing powers set against the backdrop of 1960s Mississippi.



Earthquake Drill Held For Illinois, 9 Other States

Residents of 10 Midwestern and Southern states took part in an earthquake drill called the Great Central U.S. Shakeout this morning.

CBS Chicago–04/28/2011

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Census: Many African-Americans Leaving Northern Cities

Census estimates show the nation’s African-Americans are leaving big cities in the Northeast and Midwest – including Chicago – at the highest levels in decades.

CBS Chicago–02/15/2011