Memories of an Andy Frain find place in new book as borrowed from

Posted: Tuesday, November 12, 2013 9:56 am | Updated: 11:52 am, Tue Nov 12, 2013.

by Caroline Connors

In 1975, John Linehan was 16 and living on the South Side when he landed a job as an Andy Frain usher. His experiences over the next couple of years shaped his life, he said, and became the basis for a book he wrote about coming of age in Chicago during a time of turmoil and change.

In his book, “City Life,” Linehan chronicles the teen years of Francis Curtin, a kid growing up in the parish of St. Justin Martyr in the West Englewood neighborhood of Chicago in the mid-1970s. As a student at Leo High School, Curtin’s world begins to expand when he buys a 1967 Ford Galaxy 500 and is hired by Andy Frain Services, a Chicago-based company that once provided crowd control, security and ushering services for nearly every Chicago sports and entertainment venue.

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