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  • Is Rahm Chicago's hollow man?

     Is Rahm Chicago's hollow man?
    In the last weeks of his campaign, Mayor Rahm Emanuel seems exhausted, spread thin. You get the feeling there is too much toast and not enough cheese in him as he reaches toward the April 7 runoff election with Cook County Commissioner Jesus "Chuy"...
  • Obama library site may not be revealed until after runoff, source says

    Obama library site may not be revealed until after runoff, source says
    Obama library officials likely will delay an announcement about the center's future home until after the April 7 mayoral runoff election, according to a source. The Chicago City Council is expected to vote March 18 to allow a transfer of 20 acres of...
  • Obama library footprint for Olmsted parks should aspire for modesty

    Obama library footprint for Olmsted parks should aspire for modesty
    No one who knows anything about the way Chicago works expects the Chicago Plan Commission on Monday to oppose Mayor Rahm Emanuel's proposal to transfer parkland to the city if the Barack Obama presidential library and museum lands here. The mayor...
  • Hinsdale native shows Civil War in art work

    Hinsdale native shows Civil War in art work
    The portraits hanging in the Hinsdale Public Library's Quiet Reading Room are elegant, with a timeless formality about them though the people depicted are in attire worn 150 years ago. This exhibit deserves a visit as it is the product of a local artist:...
  • The big question: Raises

    The big question: Raises
    So I hear about this guy named Mike Michalowicz, who has this idea that companies should institute "library hours," a chunk of time each day when everyone in the office shuts up, unplugs from the Internet and focuses on work. My first reaction was,...
  • Paychecks compensate our labor, praise compensates our passion

    When Lisette Guillen attended the FBI's latest multi-cultural advisory board meeting, she never expected to hear her name called out loud. W. Jay Abbott, Special Agent in Charge of the FBI's Indianapolis office, recently presented her with the 2014...
  • Libraries as warming shelters, but not by the book

    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...
  • Plan for Obama library in Chicago must respect Frederick Law Olmsted parks

     Plan for Obama library in Chicago must respect Frederick Law Olmsted parks
    Maybe it's time to erect temporary, "proceed with caution" signs at the entrances to Chicago's Jackson and Washington parks. The signs would be directed not at drivers, but at President Barack and Michelle Obama, Mayor Rahm Emanuel and the Barack Obama...
  • Cabin Fever Relief: Museum Destinations At Little Or No Cost

    Cabin Fever Relief: Museum Destinations At Little Or No Cost
    With snow days piling up and temperatures in the single digits, school-aged kids are developing serious cases of cabin fever. Museums are great cold weather destinations, especially those with activities geared toward children, but admissions aren't...
  • 'The Breakfast Club' 30 years later: Don't you forget about them

    'The Breakfast Club' 30 years later: Don't you forget about them
    When you grow up, your heart dies. I know this because Ally Sheedy told me so. She said we all become our parents, there is no avoiding it. Also, if I ever do decide to run away from home, I don't have to live on the streets; I could go to Afghanistan....
  • Actor's curbside library is a smash — for most people

    Actor's curbside library is a smash — for most people
    Peter Cook used to make lots of trips to the Palms Library to donate books, but then he got a better idea. He'd seen little homemade lending libraries in yards here and there and decided to make his own. "I love working with wood and have a two-dollar...