| May 8, 2015
| 4:04 PM
Dear President and Mrs. Obama:
With the Barack Obama Foundation getting ready to announce Tuesday that the Obama presidential library and museum will be built in Chicago, you've got a big decision to make: Who's going to design this building, which will...
| May 12, 2015
| 1:59 PM
Lovely video of the Obamas rhapsodizing about Chicago's South Side, future home to Obama Foundation and Obama Presidential Library. Any more praise and you might get the idea they planned to live here again.
The Obamas were so effusive in saying this...
| May 5, 2015
| 6:20 PM
It's destined to be Chicago's architectural commission of the decade, a building that gives physical form to the soaring ideals of the nation's first African-American president.
Which begs the question: Who will design it?
In the run-up to next...
| May 6, 2015
| 9:00 PM
To the Republicans in Tallahassee and Washington: Keep stomping on and taking away women's rights, and come 2016, you're going to be the big losers.
With politicians entering the race for president, we need a national resign-to-run law.
| May 6, 2015
| 8:33 AM
You're going to spend a hefty chunk of your life being old.
Americans can expect to live to age 78, give or take. When does old age — or the golden years, or senior citizen years, if you prefer — begin? I'd say at age 50, and for two reasons:...
| Jan 5, 2015
| 2:35 PM
During two public forums next week, the Chicago Park District will propose the transfer of several acres of South Side parkland to City Hall control to make way for the Obama presidential library, should the president and first lady choose the...
| May 1, 2015
| 5:09 PM
I'm changing my mind on the Obama presidential library.
Once I was opposed, thinking the last thing Chicago needed was a multimillion-dollar Temple of Presidential Lies on parkland.
But I've since "evolved" after having my brain hit by wave after wave...
| May 1, 2015
| 3:01 PM
President Barack Obama's library is going to Jackson Park, home to the Museum of Science and Industry, or Washington Park, on the west side of the University of Chicago.
The library and museum should go to Washington Park for one reason: Easy access...
| Oct 24, 2014
| 12:15 PM
Anne Arundel County officials have approved plans to double the size of the Annapolis Library and — here is the best part — keep it right where it is. In my neighborhood.
The library where I took my children for story time will also be the...
| Apr 30, 2015
| 12:51 PM
If you brake for tag sales, you'll be doing a lot of stop-and-go driving this weekend.
>>Coventry will have a townwide tag sale from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. Check with the department of parks and recreation for a list of locations for the sale....
| Apr 24, 2015
| 5:50 PM
For two years, members of the Blue Island Public Library board have been waiting for Mayor Domingo Vargas to fill vacancies, but he has repeatedly ignored their pleas to act.
Of the nine positions on the library board, one seat has been vacant for two...