Forest Preserve crews in suburban Oak Forest have run into a problem – some of the land the county bought to expand the forest preserve district overlaps with the old potter’s field (cemetery for unclaimed bodies), which was in use… (READ MORE)
As some of you know, this spring I’ll have new book out on silent film production in Chicago. Co-written with Michael Glover Smith, Flickering Empire will be published by Wallflower, the film studies imprint of Columbia University Press. In the draft,… (READ MORE)
On Saturday, July 5th, I’ll be giving a talk on Lillian Collier, The Vanishing Flapper, whose mysterious whereabouts post 1924 were finally uncovered this spring. The talk will be to promote my new Chronicles of Old Chicago book, a general… (READ MORE)
Just a quick break from our regularly scheduled program of death, disease and destruction for a little announcement: In 2015, Simon and Schuster will be publishing my new novel, Just Kill Me, a black comedy about a teenage intern at… (READ MORE)
A package of more than a dozen severed human heads is currently being holed up at O’Hare. Officials are acting like this is no big deal, but I would have loved to see the TSA agent’s face when the coolers… (READ MORE)
It’s probably been long overdue that I disassociate this site from Weird Chicago, since I haven’t actually worked with them in a long time now. So I’m pleased to announce the launch of CHICAGO UNBELIEVABLE! Watch for a rebirth of… (READ MORE)
I’ll be on the Coast to Coast AM radio show tonight at 3am Central. Podcast to follow!
The Weird Chicago Team started investigating Odin Tatu (formerly the Klemundt Funeral Home, currently Old Town Tatu ) before Weird Chicago even existed – we were all still working for another company at the time. And the first investigation (June,… (READ MORE)