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Author Harry Mark Petrakis, ‘one of the greatest,’ dies at 97

He was an author at the forefront of a movement in which America claimed its identity through its ethnic writers.

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Award-winning Illinois author Robert Hellenga dies at 78

Writer had ‘a crafty, mesmerizing style, a melange of the mundane and the magical.’

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Stella Pevsner, influential children’s author who kept writing into her 90s, dead at 98

Among the longtime Chicago writer’s best-known works were ‘And You Give Me a Pain, Elaine,’ ‘And a Smart Kid Like You,’ ‘Would My Fortune Cookie Lie’ and ‘Cute is a Four Letter Word.’

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Chicago author and lawyer Charles J. Masters dead at 70

Author won an award for a book about former Illinois Gov. Henry Horner and wrote a World War II book that was a selection by two book clubs.

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Henry Henderson, city’s first environment commissioner, dies at 66

"He was a smart, highly educated guy just overflowing with ideas."

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Renewed uranium mining is an unconscionable threat to the Grand Canyon

We need to stop these assaults on our national gems.

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Syria attack was designed to hide any Trump-Russia tie

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Poet and novelist believed in the power of narration

James Reiss wrote thousands of poems, although some remain unpublished in stacks of papers in his home.

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Letters: Reform campaign financing in Illinois

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John Fountain: Ambushed, when my point was to encourage

Ambushed. By a brother, no less.