Chicago magazine, January 2008 — Year after year, Lucy Page Gaston sat through Chicago City Council meetings and legislative sessions in Springfield. Even as politicians exhaled clouds of tobacco smoke, the prim lady in a somber black dress urged them to pass laws restricting cigarettes. Read my story in Chicago magazine.
This article by Robert Loerzel originally appeared in The Daily Southtown on July 2, 2006. Sixty years ago, the U.S. military blew up an atomic bomb over Bikini atoll. A week later, on July 5, another sort of bikini made its explosive debut. Grabbing the name “bikini” from the Pacific Ocean nuclear test that was in the… Continue reading The bikini’s 60th birthday