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  • A donation that was one for the books

    The bright red library cart in the pediatric unit has wheels to move from place to place and books that will give wings to children in wheelchairs. The idea behind the gift –– presented by Cathy and Scott Leiber of Williams Township Friday to the Good...
  • Illinois school test scores: Income-based gap proves hard to close

    Illinois school test scores: Income-based gap proves hard to close
    Surrounded by sports fields and suburban lawns, Hadley Junior High School could be the envy of the state. Nine of every 10 students at the Glen Ellyn school passed state exams in reading and math, according to the 2009 Illinois School Report Card made...
  • Letters From The Editor: Somewhat let down by a boyhood hero

    This may sound strange coming from a newspaper editor, but I had a hard time learning to read. A teacher sent me to my elementary school's reading specialist, and after some individual instruction, I began reading well above grade level. In fact, I...
  • Bill Barich's 'Long Way Home' started with John Steinbeck's 'Travels With Charley'

    Bill Barich's 'Long Way Home' started with John Steinbeck's 'Travels With Charley'
    American author Bill Barich, a resident of Ireland these past nine years, was rummaging through a local secondhand shop in the summer of 2008 when he stumbled across a "beat up old copy" of "Travels With Charley," John Steinbeck's late-in-life attempt...
  • Chicago's Feltre School

    Chicago's Feltre School
    Chicago's Feltre School offers discussion of the great works, in a no-commitment setting. One thing to know about our book club: The discussions are intelligent without being fussy, and fun without being frivolous. Author we'd most like to meet: Yann...
  • Genealogy class sprouts tale of Great Migration

    Genealogy class sprouts tale of Great Migration
    When Isabel Wilkerson thought of writing about the Great Migration, the movement of the 6 million black Americans who left the Jim Crow South for the North and West between World War I and the 1970s, one of the first places she headed was Chicago's...
  • In the Pipeline: Memories of a president's pilot

    In the Pipeline: Memories of a president's pilot
    If I've learned anything in the 11 years my family and I have lived in Huntington Beach, it's that you never know who you'll run into in Huntington Beach. Take, for example, the man I sat with recently. He sat on a couch thumbing through a photo album....
  • Nobel laureates in literature: the good, the bad and the Nazi

     
    When the Nobel Prize in literature was announced this month, the name "Herta Muller" met much American head-scratching. Muller, an ethnically German Romanian who writes of trials of living under a repressive dictatorship, has a strong reputation in Europe...
  • Santa Monica Pier to be anointed as Route 66 terminus

     
    Although Route 66 -- the Chicago-to-Los Angeles highway that John Steinbeck labeled the "Mother Road" -- never fully extended to the beach in Santa Monica, civic boosters aren't letting that fact spoil a good celebration. At 9 a.m. Wednesday, when......
  • A cornucopia of book covers

     
    The blog The Book Cover Archive has come up with a short, short list of its top 10 book covers of the aughts, with another 10 runners-up. There are special mentions for a handful of designers, but really, a group......
  • Monday's TV Highlights: Gobble, gobble, 'Gossip Girl'

     
    Click here to download TV listings for the week of Nov. 29 - Dec. 5 in PDF format This week's TV Movies TALKING TURKEY: Chuck and Blair (Leighton Meester, Ed Westwick) celebrate Thanksgiving on a new episode of the teen-themed......