Lee Sandlin Way

Lee Sandlin

W Wilson Ave & N Artesian Ave

Honorary Sign Map Marker (tm)

The dedication of  "Honorary Lee Sandlin Way" on Saturday, August 15, 2015 at 10 am at the corner of West Wilson and North Artesian near his residence on the occasion of his birthday. 

All are welcome to attend.
Lee Sandlin was a very talented Chicago writer of stories, long-form journalism, and non-fiction books. He crafted essays for the Chicago Reader weekly magazine for more than twenty years and wrote book and performing arts reviews for the Wall Street Journal. His work has been featured by Ira Glass in This American Life. Sandlin's vivid and intelligent style captured the beautiful in the mundane and the respect of prominent writers and editors.
Lee was a fourth-generation Chicagoan and long-time resident of the 47th Ward. His honorary sign is located in the Lincoln Square neighborhood on the block where he and his wife Nina have lived for more than 20 years.

Lee Sandlin 
August 15, 1956 -
December 14, 2014

Learn more about the life and works of Lee Sandlin from his website, the Chicago Reader Archives, and selected works listed below.