| Feb 18, 2015
| 3:15 PM
I've heard that patience is the art of learning what to do while you're waiting. So while we are waiting for the start of the NCAA basketball tournament, for the first daffodil buds, for the snow to melt and for above-freezing temperatures, here are...
| Feb 9, 2015
| 3:28 PM
“Selma” and the larger truths that an artful drama can reveal....Libraries endangered in areas ruled by Islamic State....A show by an influential European artist is canceled in Mexico City....And a history of barely planned urbanism on the...
| Feb 25, 2015
| 4:24 PM
A public library can be ground zero for needed information, education, Internet access and, of course, thousands of books.
However, I'm told by many regular patrons that libraries also serve as unofficial warming shelters for our area's homeless and...
| May 14, 2011
In case you hadn't noticed, it's getting hot in the Sunshine State — and it's not even summer.
That means it's the time of year to take your road trips indoors, with a stop at one of Florida's many interesting — and climate-controlled —...
| Feb 5, 2015
| 4:28 AM
I had a newborn and a two year old this time last winter and we needed to get out of the house. "Take them to the library" my sister said. Although younger than me, she's wiser and her children are older than mine so she's been down this road before....
| Feb 3, 2015
| 2:37 PM
With all due respect to the Barack Obama presidential library sweepstakes, there's one White House souvenir Chicago absolutely needs.
We need to land Air Force One.
We're at least owed that. The Air Force looks to retire its current fleet of...
| Jan 30, 2015
| 2:00 PM
Two of my most eager sources for local news reside not more than five minutes away from me. The Boss's mother and my mother, who live next door to each other at Victory Centre in Vernon Hills and are affectionately referred to as Har(riet Ar)Lene, have...
| Jan 21, 2015
| 5:31 PM
If there's one thing Chicago needs, and quickly, it's a Temple of Obama.
How else can the city worship a demigod?
The Temple of Obama will be built on public parkland whether the public likes it or not, because Mayor Rahm Emanuel is campaigning for...
| Jan 20, 2015
| 5:59 AM
I can relate to this article about how tough it can be to make "mom friends."
If you have a newborn this time of year, it's hard to get out. It's freezing and the idea of bundling up your baby just to get out of the house for an hour seems like a lot,...
| Jan 20, 2015
| 2:32 PM
A legacy is only as sturdy as what it's built upon. That's why President Barack Obama needs to tell his well-heeled Chicago friends they're not doing him any favors.
His new tax proposal is just the latest evidence that Obama wants his presidency...
| Jan 16, 2015
| 3:36 PM
President Barack Obama wants his library built in a Chicago park.
Why else would Mayor Rahm Emanuel organize two public hearings — with more than 1,000 people in the audience and two of his opponents at the microphone six weeks before an...