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  • Veterans Day closings: Many schools, banks, government offices take the holiday off

    Veterans Day will be observed Tuesday. The following public services will be affected:
  • Chicago Public Library dinner celebrates 69 authors

    Chicago Public Library dinner celebrates 69 authors
    The Carl Sandburg Literary Awards Dinner presented by the Chicago Public Library Foundation in partnership with the Chicago Public Library attracted more than 700 book-loving guests, including 69 authors, to its 15th annual event held at the Forum of...

    What annoys famed authors about their own writing

     What annoys famed authors about their own writing
    Here's one tic I wish I could tame in my writing: colons. I love colons. A colon is more emphatic than a comma, tidier than a dash. It's a tiny drumroll that tells the reader: Get ready. Something important or shocking is on the way. Because I love...

    Many government offices closed Monday for Columbus Day

    In observance of Columbus Day on Monday, the following public services will be affected: Schools: Public schools in Chicago and in many suburbs will be closed. Government offices: Most city, county and federal offices will be closed. The Chicago...

    Peter Bacon Hales, professor at UIC, dies

    Peter Bacon Hales, professor at UIC, dies
    Peter Bacon Hales was a cultural historian, photographer, author and art history professor who taught for 30 years at the University of Illinois at Chicago. Mr. Hales wrote books about the cultural and environmental history of the Manhattan Project, how...