In today's local newpaper is a long and excellent article about the OED, its midwest US regional office, and the fascinating woman who runs that office:

Just as unlikely as the location of this Oxford outpost is the story of Erin McKean, the 30-year-old American who is the dictionary publisher's lone staff editor here. McKean has earned a reputation in dictionary circles as an unusually exuberant lexicographer with a populist touch.
The on-line edition required registration. To save each reader the trouble or registration I have registered a name we can all share: awadchicagotribune (password awadtalk). When finished, you can log out for the next return by returning to the "News" page and scrolling down the left column under "registration".