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On the Web Wed Mar 27 2013

Library Debt Got You Down?

If you owe the city a pretty penny in library fines, it might behoove you to enter the Tribune's Library Amnesty contest in honor of its literary insert's one-year anniversary. Five winners will get $100 towards library fines as well as a one-year digital subscription to the Printers Row Journal, which regularly goes for $29.

The final stretch for entries is upon us with just a few days before the April 1 deadline. Entering is simple; just email your explanation of 50 words or less to, including the phrase "Library Amnesty" in the subject line. Be sure to let them know how much you owe and at which libraries you're in the red.

The cost-benefit analysis seems promising, so why not give it a shot?

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