How to Bury a Corpse

If you've ever planned a funeral, or if you've ever spent your idle time thinking about death, you've no doubt felt yourself oddly curious about the details of the funeral business. No matter if you want to be buried, cremated, launched into orbit or shot out of a cannon, there's plenty of research to be done…
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Get Ready for Bookamania!

Bookamania, a fun-filled celebration of books for the whole family held at the Harold Washington Library Center, is less than a month away! Get ready for the big day by reading the books created by our special guests that will be joining us on this extraordinary day. Bonny Becker and Kady MacDonald Denton, are the author…
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Comic Book Babes

Were you looking for a post about sexy comic book hotties? Sorry to disappoint. Even in this age of superhero blockbusters and a thriving nerd culture, it can still be hard to find a lady in the lead. Iron Man. Batman. Superman. Aquaman. It's easy to argue that comic books and their Hollywood counterparts are still…
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Bullying Can End with You

Does bullying happen in your school? How can you stop bullying in your school or community? National Bullying Prevention Month was created to bring people together to talk about bullying and how to stop it. Unite against bullying by wearing orange this month and by starting a discussion in your school about bullying. There are always two…
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Remember Me: Day of the Dead/Recuérdame: Día de los Muertos

Árboles (trees) ablaze with autumn colors, orange calabazas (pumpkins) carved with funny faces and falling temperatures just right for warm suéteres (sweaters) greet the annual celebration of Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead). On November 2, families in México and Latin America, as well as Latinos in the United States, honor loved ones who've died with…
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What Happened to Tyler Street?

According to the Chicago Street Name Index, Chicago has honored many American presidents by naming streets after them. In 1833, the original Town of Chicago included streets named after Washington, the first president, and Jefferson, the third. Over time these streets were joined by streets named after: Adams (second) Madison (fourth) Monroe (fifth) Quincy (named after…
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