| May 15, 2014
| 8:30 AM
Live classical music: the physical motions and intensities of performance, settings that are either outdoors or in pleasantly cooled interiors, an audience in relaxed mood. During the summer months live classical music is a celebration. Consider the...
| Jun 10, 2014
| 3:34 PM
When a veteran writing teacher warns her promising protégée that “You can’t censor your creative impulses because of the danger of hurting someone’s feelings,” it’s advice that will come back to bite her — and therein...
| May 8, 2014
| 10:00 PM
"People who love books, they like to have them accessible," says Syril Lebbad, a designer for Baer's, a collection of fine furniture stores with 15 locations throughout Florida.
As more and more reading matter becomes electronic, actual books become...
| May 6, 2014
| 10:17 AM
Naperville Unit District 203's goals in the coming years will be centered around academics, resources and communication.
Superintendent Dan Bridges on Monday presented a draft of what he called a "strategic blueprint" to take the district into 2020...
| May 6, 2014
| 3:38 PM
If you prefer your Greek tragedies with a modern, feminist twist, you'll be intrigued by "Iphigenia and Other Daughters," a North Central College theater department production, taking the stage at 7:30 p.m. May 8 to 10 in the Madden Theatre, 171 E....
| May 19, 2014
| 9:49 AM
A study released Monday by the University of Chicago shows that an Obama presidential library located on the South Side of Chicago would pour $220 million into the city’s economy each year.
According to the study, commissioned by the university,...
| Apr 28, 2014
| 5:08 PM
A sculpture dedicated Saturday serves as a memorial to those killed and a way to honor the community members who stepped up to help 68 years ago when trains crashed at the Naperville station.
'Tragedy to Triumph' is the title of a sculpture unveiled...
| May 17, 2014
| 8:00 AM
When Joe Wilder was traveling with a band in 1949 and playing trumpet at a club in Chicago, his solos were disrupted by college kids shouting racial slurs.
In his low-key style, the dapper Wilder put them in their place: "I know you probably don't...
| Apr 30, 2014
| 6:18 PM
SPRINGFIELD — This time there was no doubt that Democratic House Speaker Michael Madigan officially won approval on a vote Wednesday for his legislation to put $100 million toward a Barack Obama presidential library.
Two weeks ago, Republicans...
| Apr 30, 2014
| 7:55 PM
Bob Hoskins, a British actor whose powerful screen presence earned him a reputation as "the Cockney Cagney" and who, at 5 feet 6 and with a face he likened to a squashed cabbage, gave the short, bald men of the world a reason to swagger, has died. He...
| Jun 8, 2014
| 8:20 PM
"A Gentleman's Guide to Love & Murder" won top honors at the Tony Awards on Sunday, taking home the prize for best musical.
The award for revival of a musical went to "Hedwig and the Angy Inch," with stars Neil Patrick Harris and Lena Hall also...