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For more than a decade, Chicagoans woke up to Bob "Uncle Bobby" Collins on their radios. The WGN-AM 720 morning radio host’s tragic death in an airplane crash in February brought an outpouring of emotion and tears as Chicagoans sought to share their grief. Noted for his folksy radio personality, Collins was as genuine as he seemed on the air, and a friend to many. His charitable works, especially to the Salvation Army and WGN’s Neediest Kids Fund, were unmatched. Every morning, Uncle Bobby is truly missed in Chicago.

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Fadó, pronounced f’doe, is an Irish expression meaning “long ago” or “in years past.” The term was commonly recited as an introduction to old Irish stories related by a Seanchaidh (shana-'kee), a Gaelic word meaning a teller of tales, an antiquarian, or historian. A Seanchaidh was regarded as an important and highly revered member in Irish society.It is by this unique story-telling device that author Kevin O’Donnell chronicles the confluence of two distinct cultures: one in Ireland, the other in the American heartland.

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A family's future is in the hands of one very brave young Irishwoman in this accomplished debut set between WWI and the growing violence of the Irish war of independence. Eileen O'Neill inherits a lifetime of struggle and heartbreak when her family is ripped apart by war, disease, mental illness and greed.

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Just a Boy from Home tells of Bill Bourke's life growing up in County Mayo, Ireland, and his immigration to Chicago, where he married, raised a family and fully embraced his opportunity to realize the American Dream. The captivating stories of his life are interspersed with lyrics to 42 songs, Irish wit, recipes and other memories of a time past, creating the kind of personal, detailed history that so often fades away with time.

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 Railroad Man is the bittersweet story of a West Limerick farm boy's emigration to Chicago in 1904 and life as a Stockyards railroad foreman at the turn of the century, as told by his grandson, author and Celtic artist Michael Carroll.

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