Sin in the Second City: Madams, Ministers, Playboys, and the Battle for America’s Soul by Karen Abbott

At the start of the 1900s, Chicago was home to a pair of famous sisters, Ada and Minnie who were known to most as the madams of the Everleigh Club, a high end brothel in the Levee district of Illinois’s most populated city. Before Hefner had his ‘bunnies’, the Everleigh sisters introduced Chicago’s top aristocrats … Continue reading Sin in the Second City: Madams, Ministers, Playboys, and the Battle for America’s Soul by Karen Abbott

The Last Policeman, a Book Review by Kimberley O’Brien Chicago

o this book had quite an interesting premise:  A police officer finally makes detective in the months before a giant asteroid is supposed to hit earth and destroy society as we know it.  Sound intriguing? Kimberley O’Brien certainly thought so.  The book is set in New Hampshire, but it could really be set anywhere:  Chicago, … Continue reading The Last Policeman, a Book Review by Kimberley O’Brien Chicago