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Chicago Public Library gala

Sixty members of Chicago's literary community including Roger Ebert, Scott Turow, Stuart Dybek, Sara Paretsky, David Axelrod, Sandra Cisneros, Dennis DeYoung, Jim Karas, Jim Lovell, Leon Lederman and more pose for a group photo during the 2011 Chicago Public Library Foundation and Chicago Public Library gala benefit awards dinner at the University of Illinois at Chicago Forum.
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