robert loerzel
Chicago author, freelance journalist and photographer

books


ALCHEMY OF BONES
CHICAGO’S LUETGERT MURDER CASE OF 1897
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past articles
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Failed Dreams: Chicago’s transit history is littered with grand plans that never quite got off the ground CHICAGO MAGAZINE
Pitchfork Roundtable: Top Storylines and Must-See Acts NEWCITY
Industrial revolution: See how small-biz owners are giving factories new life CRAIN'S CHICAGO BUSINESS
Crain’s Best Entrepreneurs 2014: David Kalt of Chicago Music Exchange CRAIN'S CHICAGO BUSINESS
Crain’s Best Entrepreneurs 2014: Nick Floyd of Three Floyds Brewing CRAIN'S CHICAGO BUSINESS
How a New Documentary Captured Roger Ebert’s Last Months CHICAGO MAGAZINE
Where did they go? Environmental threats shrink the numbers of Illinois’ beloved state insect, the monarch butterfly ILLINOIS ISSUES
After Haymarket: Anarchism on trial and a city in search of its soul WBEZ CURIOUS CITY
In 1890s Chicago, bicycles were all the rage CHICAGO TRIBUNE
How Bloodshot Records has lasted so long CRAIN'S CHICAGO BUSINESS

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11 Questions for Harold Ramis: An Unpublished Interview CHICAGO MAGAZINE
A fresh look at Freedom Wall WBEZ CURIOUS CITY
Native numbers: How many Chicagoans were born in the city? WBEZ CURIOUS CITY
Impoverished in Illinois ILLINOIS ISSUES
Can the Empty Bottle/Longman & Eagle team tap into another success? CRAIN'S CHICAGO BUSINESS
How the World Media Covers Chicago CHICAGO MAGAZINE
Chicago's Strange History With Pneumatic Tubes CHICAGO MAGAZINE
Chicago's Flag Is a Much Bigger Deal Than Any Other City's Flag CHICAGO MAGAZINE
Play reviews for MAKE IT BETTER magazine: "Brigadoon" / "The White Snake" / "Henry V" / "In the Garden" / "Venus in Fur" / "Buzzer" / "Russian Transport" / "Luna Gale" / "Tribes"
Theater preview columns for MAKE IT BETTER magazine: March / April / May / June-July
NEW IN CHICAGO — A weekly report about new businesses CRAIN'S CHICAGO BUSINESS WEBSITE


Past print and radio stories on HISTORY MUSIC STAGEBOOKSARTNEWSBUSINESSLAW

My blog — with concert photos and reviews, and other occasional arts commentary: UNDERGROUND BEE

My blog posts for huffington post

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Newcity's choice for "Best Chicago Twitterer for news" in the Best of 2013 issue
Listed by Thrillest in "The 50 Chicago Twitter feeds that matter"
Runner-up in Chicago Reader's Best of Chicago 2013 for "Best Chicagoan to Follow on Twitter"

Email me at loerzel@comcast.net

photography

photos
CONCERT PHOTO GALLERY

published photos
PUBLISHED PHOTOS

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