Chicago Reader | Issue Archives | Nov 29, 1990
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  • Nov 29 - Dec 5, 1990
  • Vol. 20, No. 7

News & Politics

  • Feature
  • Capital Crimes

    Despite obvious flaws in our criminal justice system, and a state history that includes the execution of at least four innocent men, the death penalty in Illinois remains immensely popular.
  • Essay
  • Reading: Good Time, Bad Time

    Once upon a time people watched the sun and lived by the rhythms of nature. Then clocks and corporations came and cast a shadow over the land.
  • Miscellany
  • Lot of Trouble

    The neighbors wanted a park. The architects wanted to build houses. Their bizarre legal battle included a convicted counterfeiter, a disputed signature, and three deeds to the same piece of property. It started four years ago, and it isn't over yet.
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Arts & Culture

  • Calendar