| Jul 28, 2011
| 4:22 PM
Chicago officials on Thursday continued the time-honored tradition of imprinting the city’s public buildings with the names of former leaders, dedicating the Richard M. Daley public library in the West Humboldt Park neighborhood.
It could be the...
| Nov 1, 2011
| 1:03 PM
"America's Great Railroad Stations"
Despite the best efforts of numerous government officials and agencies, American train travel is not what it used to be. That's the bad news.
The good news is that there still are many people out there who...
| May 28, 2012
Holly Agra tilts her head upward, letting sunlight settle on her face.
She stills her fingers from fiddling with her iPhone. She gazes at the bridges and the current of the river, relishing the vista from the deck of Chicago's Leading Lady, the biggest...
| Oct 18, 2012
Barack Obama was more assertive and combative in the second presidential debate Tuesday, but the inspiring orator of 2008 still had trouble painting a vivid picture of what his second term will look like. He wants to strengthen manufacturing and promote...
| May 1, 2011
My thumbnail contribution to Daley Moments, a package in the Sunday Tribune ... The signature act of Richard Daley's 22 years in office was the midnight bulldozing of Meigs Field. I woke to the news the following morning, March 31,......
| Jan 4, 2012
It would not be fitting to rename the Chicago Cultural Center for Maggie Daley. Though that seems to be the sentimental choice around town, the late, widely admired wife of former Mayor Richard M. Daley is, at best, third on......
| Jun 9, 2009
| 9:41 AM
(WGN-AM)- Chicagoans love to brag about their open, people-friendly lakefront. In reality, 4 of the city's 30 miles of Lake Michigan shoreline are unavailable to the public--cordoned off by an intimidating combination of high-rises, "Private Property"...
| Apr 3, 2009
There was a time, in its Roaring '20s heyday, when Uptown lived up to its name in more than one way. Yes, it stood higher than the Loop on the Chicago city map, but it also represented a glamorous step up from much of the rest of the Windy City.
| Sep 4, 2009
| 9:30 AM
What Would Jane Say?
Friday, September 18
Northwestern University Settlement house
1012 N. Noble
To purchase a copy of the book:
What Would Jane Say? City-Building Women and a Tale of Two Chicagos
What Would Jane Say? tells the tale...
| Nov 27, 2010
Last year the main branch of Joliet Public Library completed a three-year renovation that modernized an institution steeped in the past. The building was constructed in 1903 by Daniel Burnham and was redesigned in 1991 to double its size. Both the '91...
| Feb 16, 2009
by John McCormick President Barack Obama departed O'Hare International Airport at 10 a.m. CST today, ending his first visit to Chicago as the nation's chief executive. Air Force One took off to the west on a chilly, but sunny President's......