Robert Loerzel: Walking Chicago (A Glencoe Public Library Event)

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The Glencoe Public Library presents author Robert Loerzel, discussing some of the walks featured in his book Walking Chicago: 35 Tours of the Windy City’s Dynamic Neighborhoods and Famous Lakeshore. The book includes historic neighborhoods in the city as well as natural areas. Mr. Loerzel's presentation will include photos and maps. In addition to being an avid walker, Loerzel is an award-winning freelance journalist with more than 30 years of experience. His reports have appeared in Chicago magazine and Pioneer Press and on WBEZ, among many other outlets, and he’s also the author of the true-crime book Alchemy of Bones: Chicago’s Luetgert Murder Case of 1897.

REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED FOR THIS FREE VIRTUAL PROGRAM, WHICH WILL TAKE PLACE ON ZOOM. Zoom links will be emailed about 24 hours prior to the program. Register HERE.

About the Book:  Grab your walking shoes, and become an urban adventurer. Chicagophile Robert Loerzel leads you on 35 unique walking tours in this comprehensive guidebook. Go beyond the obvious with self-guided tours through one of the nation's most walkable cities, which is equal parts glamour and grit. Chicago's diverse neighborhoods represent a melting pot--from Little Italy to Greektown, Pilsen to Ukrainian Village.

With this guide in hand, you'll soak up history, political gossip, and architectural trivia. Find ethnic culture in Andersonville or high culture at the Art Institute. Listen to the blues on the South Side, or catch a ballgame on the North Side. Marvel at the Frank Lloyd Wright architecture in Oak Park or at nature's masterpiece along Lake Michigan. There are tips on the best cafes, bars, and night spots. With humorous anecdotes, surprising stories, and fun facts to share with others, this guidebook has it all. Whether you're looking for a walk on the beach or a slice of deep dish pizza, Walking Chicago will get you there. So find a route that appeals to you, and walk Chicago!

About the Author: Robert Loerzel, a freelance reporter, copy editor, and photographer, has lived in the Chicago area since 1988, when he graduated from the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign. He currently resides in the city's Uptown neighborhood. Robert's first book, Alchemy of Bones: Chicago's Luetgert Murder Case of 1897, was published in 2003. He has written about news, the arts, and local history for publications including the Chicago Tribune and Chicago magazine, and he has reported on-air for WBEZ Chicago Public Radio. His concert photography has appeared in many online and print publications. In 2016 Robert won the Chicago Reader's poll for Best Chicagoan to Follow on Twitter--check him out @robertloerzel. 

Event date: 

Thursday, February 25, 2021 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm

Event address: 

Online Zoom event!
Walking Chicago: 35 Tours of the Windy City's Dynamic Neighborhoods and Famous Lakeshore Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9780899976976
Availability: On Our Shelves Now--Subject to Availability
Published: Wilderness Press - August 11th, 2020

Get to Know the Illinois City's Most Vibrant and Historic Neighborhoods