Plans for Ray Bradbury memorial under consideration in Waukegan, author’s hometown

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Residents of Ray Bradbury’s hometown iof Waukegan are sorting through nearly 100 proposals from sculptors, artists and fans on how to honor the author.

The exact location and shape of the planned memorial in Waukegan are still up in the air. Possibilities include a bronze or granite statue.

Richard Lee, the director of the Waukegan Public Library and chairman of the Bradbury memorial committee, says members are “ìlooking for ways to highlight his limitless imagination, his creativity and his timelessness.”

Bradbury was born in the north suburb in 1920 and lived there until age 13. He died in 2012 at age 91.

He’s known best for fantasy and science fiction writings like The Martian Chronicles and the classic Fahrenheit 451. He left his personal collection of books to the Waukegan library.

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