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  • Militants abduct more Christians, smash ancient artifacts

    Islamic State militants seized more Christians from their homes in northeastern Syria in the past three days, bringing the total number abducted by the extremist group to over 220, activists said Thursday. At the same time, the extremists also released a...
  • March a feast of literary events

    March a feast of literary events
    The major event this month is the annual Literary Feast, sponsored by the Broward Public Library Foundation, scheduled for March 28 and 29. In its 27th year, the Literary Feast has grown into the premier book event of the year in Fort Lauderdale. 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...
  • 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...
  • Candidate forums set for La Grange and LT races

    La Grange area voters can see candidates for four boards address the issues at two forums leading to the April 7 election. The Citizens Council of La Grange is sponsoring a forum at 7 p.m. March 11 at the Village Hall, 53 S. La Grange Road. Residents are...
  • Lincolnwood Chamber Orchestra to perform at library

    A romance-themed string set highlighting works from Beethoven and from the movie "Beauty and the Beast" will fill the Lincolnwood Public Library with classical music during a free concert in March. The Lincolnwood Chamber Orchestra will perform the hour-...
  • Whitehall Township Public Library offers free blood pressure screenings

    The PA Department of Health will offer free blood pressure screenings 10 a.m. to noon March 6 at the Whitehall Township Public Library, 3700 Mechanicsville Road.
  • 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...
  • Teens turn out to meet author Joelle Charbonneau

    Teens turn out to meet author Joelle Charbonneau
    Amrita Antony, 13, of Naperville, who attends All Saints Catholic Academy, admitted she was a little star struck Friday afternoon when she came to the Nichols Library. That's because she was meeting someone who, for her, has rock-star status. "I love...
  • Whitehall Township Public Library hosts book discussion group

    Whitehall Township Public Library hosts book discussion group
    The Whitehall Township Public Library will host the Adult Book Discussion Group at 1 p.m. March 3 and 6 p.m. March 5. The group will be discussing "The Invention of Wings" by Sue Monk Kidd. The library is at 3700 Mechanicsville Road, Whitehall Township....