April 16, 2004
Noted Chicago author Richard Lindberg to speak on Chicago child murders
On Friday, April 16th, Richard Lindberg, Chicago author, speaker, journalist, and research historian comes to ShimerCollege to discuss his forthcoming book 'Shattered Sense of Innocence: The Child Murders that Changed the Way America Looked at Itself.' The book, co-authored with Gloria Jean Sykes, is the story of events surrounding the abduction and murder of three grammar-school children. Lindberg and Sykes recreate the background of the murders (Chicago’s northwest side in 1955) and follow the anguish of the parents who are faced with a bungled investigation and an indecisive verdict. It was an incident, Lindberg claims, that has had a lasting effect on America’s self-consciousness.
Richard Lindberg has written professionally for more than twenty-five years since he began to free-lance for the Chicago Lerner community newspapers in 1977. Today he is the author of eleven non-fiction books on Chicago history, politics, sports, and crime.
This lecture will take place on Friday, April 16th, at 7:30PM in the Shimer College Gymnasium. The lecture is free of charge and open to the public. It will be followed by a question-and-answer session, and a reception in Prairie House Lounge, adjacent to the Gymnasium