Barrett to discuss her new book on Leopold and Loeb at Max and Benny’s @ Max and Benny's Restaurant, Deli and Bakery
Mar 25 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Barrett to discuss her new book on Leopold and Loeb at Max and Benny’s

“The Leopold and Loeb Files” (published July 17, 2018; Midway Books; 978-1-57284-240-3), by author Nina Barrett will be the topic of a book discussion at Max and Benny’s on March 25, 2019. Barrett’s book is an extraordinary primary source-driven history of one of the most infamous crimes ever committed. On March 3, 2009, a Northwestern University Library exhibition about the case called “The Murder That Wouldn’t Die” debuted.
Its curator, Nina Barrett, built the exhibit with a hard-facts approach to the notorious story: two University of Chicago students, Nathan Leopold and Richard Loeb, kidnapped and killed 14-year-old Robert Franks in 1924 in a sinister attempt to commit “the perfect crime.” At the time, the murder was dubbed the “crime of the century,” and the mythology surrounding the case has continued to capture the imagination of generation after generation, as evidenced by Barrett’s exhibit, which was one of the most popular the Library has ever seen.
After the exhibit closed, Barrett continued to uncover additional primary source material-much of which spent decades filed haphazardly in the basement of Northwestern University’s law school-and has collected her findings in The Leopold and Loeb Files.
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Nina Barrett The Leopold and Loeb Files

Author Nina Barrett

Candlewick Lake & Links Festival scheduled @ Candlewick Lake
Jun 2 @ 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Candlewick Lake & Links Festival scheduled

Candlewick Lake Association
Sunday, June 2 – 12 Noon until 5:00 PM
Gates open to the Public

Candlewick Lake boat docked at recreation center restaurant

Candlewick Lake boat docked at recreation center restaurant

Here is last year’s schedule of events

Each year the Lake and Links Festival has a great selection of events. Here are some of the events from last year (We’ll update with the new schedule when it is set)

  • Noon: C.U.B.A. Demo in the Pool at the Recreation Center
  • Noon – 2:30pm: Espinosa & Coffey perform at the Recreation Center (lakeside)
  • 1:00pm: Fishing Clinic at the Recreation Center Fishing Pier sponsored by the Lake Management Commission
  • 1:00pm – 4:00pm: Multiple Open Houses throughout the Community Available for Viewing: List of homes and map available upon request from the east & west gates and at the Realtor Tent.
  • 2:30pm- 5:00pm: Trinadora Duo performs at the Recreation Center (lakeside)
  • Noon – 5:00pm (includes all the listings below):
  • Food & Beverages at the Recreation Center (food trucks plus the Lakeview Eatery Restaurant); at Friendship Park (food truck); and at the Savannah Oaks Club House (order from the Club House menu)
  • Savannah Oaks Golf Course and Club House activities include a putting contest, pony cart rides, and Ping Pong Ball Drop 50/50 Raffle
  • Sean Huguenin and Bernie “Catfish” Miese perform at the Savannah Oaks Club House
  • Free Pontoon Boat Rides on the Lake from the Recreation Center (lakeside)
  • Kids Fun Fair including Face Painting, Fish Pond, Bean Bag Toss, Bozo Buckets, Sucker Pull, Pluck-a-Duck, (10 cents per game) and a Make-&-Take Craft (50 cents). Located at the Recreation Center (lakeside)
  • Craft Show in the Recreation Center
  • Large & Small Raffle Ticket Sales at the Recreation Center (lakeside). Raffle ticket costs: Large Raffle $3.00 each or 2 for $5.00 and Small Raffle $1.00 each. Winner need not be present to win, but will need to pick up item(s) no later than Friday, June 15th. Raffle drawing at 5:00pm
  • Classic Car Show at Friendship Park
  • Various Info Tents at the Recreation Center including: CWL Info Tent, Public Safety Tent, Realtor Tent, Belvidere/Boone County Food Tent (d0nations welcomed), and CWL Flames Tent



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