Studs Terkel is a towering name in Chicago, the kind of figure who deserves a place in the nation’s tallest skyscraper, which also resides in the city of Big Shoulders.
For the last 14 years, the writer and raconteur has taken up residence on the 103rd floor of the Willis Tower (formerly Sears Tower) as part of an exhibit on famous Chicagoans.
On Wednesday, however, an advertising executive noticed that Terkel’s name was misspelled—“Turkel”—in bold letters in the exhibit. Kimberley Coyne, vice president of media at Digitas Health, sent a picture of the mistake to media blogger Jim Romenesko
, who posted to his blog.
The Chicago Tribune has the story
of how Coyne spotted the error.
An employee at Willis Tower told the Tribune
that Wednesday was the first time he had heard of the mistake.
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