| Mar 19, 2015
| 5:37 PM
More than 63 percent of candidates running for suburban offices in the April election will face no opposition, according to Cook County Clerk David Orr.
Put another way, just 258 of the 600 election contests in suburban Cook County, nearly 37 percent,...
| Mar 19, 2015
| 7:25 AM
The last time Dan Kindlon, Ph.D. and research and clinical psychologist, spoke to area parents was in January 2007, and it is fair to say that perhaps an almost — almost — a new crop of parents went to hear him speak on March 18. Kindlon is...
| Mar 13, 2015
Dear Amy: My younger brother has become very unhelpful around the house. Our parents got divorced about two years ago, and although it was rough at first I think my brother and I are doing OK. He is a freshman in high school and I am a junior.
| Mar 11, 2015
| 3:45 PM
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"...
| Mar 9, 2015
| 8:32 AM
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...
| Mar 8, 2015
| 3:48 AM
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.
| Mar 4, 2015
| 2:08 PM
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:...
| Jul 18, 2011
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,...
| Feb 27, 2015
| 6:23 AM
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...
| 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...
| Feb 21, 2015
| 6:46 AM
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...