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The Chicago education of George Saunders 2

The celebrated short-story writer and recent debut novelist discusses his formative years in and around the city of his birth.

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Cover Story: Dan Herbert lives to serve and protect cops—even Laquan McDonald’s killer. The Chicago defense attorney sees police officers accused of misconduct as “the ultimate underdog.” Arts & Culture: Young Jean Lee’s Straight White Men plays the game of Privilege—literally. The playwright-director brings her didactic, intentionally annoying play to Steppenwolf. News & Politics: How the Trump administration could bankrupt Chicago Public Schools. Plans to pull funding from traditional public education would compound an already dire financial picture in Illinois and Chicago.

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