Leigh Buchanan Bienen: Works

Site header showing Leigh Buchanan Bienen (L) with book library (R)

Title: Crime Chicago Style
Publisher: The Chicago Tribune
Author: Charles M. Madigan and Tribune Staff Writer
Issue: August 19, 1998
Description: After decades in the recesses of the of the Chicago Police Department at at 11th and State, the handwritten record of 11,000 Chicago murders from 1870-1930 were turned over to the Illinois State Archives. This article recounts the astonishment of Dottie Hopkins, archivist, as she salvaged the books; and also came to the attention of Leigh Beinen, beginning the transformation of the record into the website, Homicide in Chicago, 1870-1930, that has logged over 1.5 million visits since its launch in 2004.

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