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  • Author revisits Palm Beach murder case in new book

    Author revisits Palm Beach murder case in new book
    In 1976, an Amoco career executive, Richard Kreusler, who was 47, was gunned down at the front door of his Palm Beach home. A local petty criminal and karate instructor, Mark Herman, may have been framed for the murder and sent to jail for 25 years....
  • Glencoe Public Library to host book sale Feb. 28-March 2

    The Friends of the Glencoe Public Library will host its three-day spring sale starting Feb. 28 at the library, located at 320 Park Ave. Available for purchase will be used books, DVDs, CDs and other items that might be of interest for both children and...
  • Illinois historic sites earn national designation

     Illinois historic sites earn national designation
    You may pass them on the street without a second glance. But tucked throughout Illinois communities are islands of history brimming with lessons from the past. As a testament to their place in time, the National Register of Historic Places added 24...
  • Library hosts free art classes

    Library hosts free art classes
    At the Stirling Road Branch Library in Hollywood, some stories are told through watercolors and collages. From 1 to 3 p.m. Fridays, more than two dozen people gather for free art classes hosted by local artist Sandi Levy and the Friends of the...
  • Shouting, swearing in Park Ridge Library's 'quiet' area leads to police response

    Shouting, swearing in Park Ridge Library's 'quiet' area leads to police response
    A loud argument between two men inside the Park Ridge Public Library resulted in a call to police and concerns that one of the individuals may have been armed. Park Ridge Deputy Police Chief Lou Jogmen said officers responded to the library, 20 S....
  • Gloucester Area Writers' Showcase

    The Gloucester Public Library wants to bring its local authors and readers together and has planned a “Local Author Open House” for Saturday, March 28, 10 a.m. to noon at the Main Library. From a press release: “There is so much talent...
  • Sociologist, author opens Women's History Month at Purdue Calumet

    A presentation by nationally respected sociologist and author Marianne Cooper kicks off Purdue University Calumet's Women's History Month observance at 5 p.m. Tuesday, March 3, in the university's Student Union & Library — Room with a View. The...
  • Park advocates: More time needed on Obama library decision

    The president of a group opposing proposals to put President Barack Obama's library on South Side park land is skeptical of a poll saying area residents support the project. Friends of the Parks president Cassandra Francis expressed skepticism over how...
  • Bring back TTS, Kindle

    Amazon's Kindle is common enough in American life to be "the Official E-reader of the National PTA." But it could enrich the lives of many more people if recent E Ink models weren't missing text to speech (TTS) technology. TTS costs next to nothing and...
  • Niles Library wins transparency award for a second time

    Niles Library wins transparency award for a second time
    The Niles Public Library won the Illinois Policy Institute Sunshine Award for the second year in a row, according to an announcement at the Feb. 18 Board of Trustees meeting. The award was created by the Chicago-based Illinois Policy Institute as a...
  • New IS video shows militants smashing ancient Iraq artifacts

    The Islamic State group released a video on Thursday showing militants using sledgehammers to smash ancient artifacts in Iraq's northern city of Mosul, describing the relics as idols that must be removed. The destructions are part of a campaign by the IS...