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  • NaNoWriMo awaaaaay!

     
    You'll have to excuse me. For the next month, my posts may be peppered with the following words and phrases: Starbucks, sleep-deprived, character development, third-act problems, rough draft, Starbucks, up until 2 a.m. (again), Starbucks, did I have a...
  • A closer look at rapid transit buses

    A closer look at rapid transit buses
    The CTA has faced a long, slow road in introducing bus rapid transit—express bus service that would get riders to their destination faster because of bus-only lanes and traffic signals that give buses priority over other traffic. In 2008, the CTA...
  • Let us be your guide to Chicago tour trivia

    Let us be your guide to Chicago tour trivia
    On one of my days off, I decided to take my "resident" cap off and do Chicago's most touristy things possible. I hopped on a trolley, waited in lines with the throngs at Garrett Popcorn and did that thing at the "Bean" where you stand back and pretend...
  • Monday, July 25, 2011

    5 a.m. - 8:30 a.m. Greg Jarrett 5:50 a.m.  Greg Jarrett will have your chance to win tickets to see Paul McCartney at Wrigley!  6:09 a.m.  Los Angeles Times D.C. correspondent Lisa Mascaro gives Greg Jarrett an update on the debt ceiling negotiations.  ...
  • Independence Day closings

    Monday, July 4, is Independence Day, a federal holiday. The following public services will be affected: Schools: Most schools will be closed. Check with your district’s administrative office. Government offices: Federal, state, county and city...
  • Ashburn thriving on a strong sense of community

    Ashburn thriving on a strong sense of community
    When Greg Lis and his friends were growing up in the 1950s and wanted to play baseball, they'd head over to Cinder Field, a vacant lot in the Southwest Side neighborhood of Ashburn, and choose sides for a pick-up game. Lis, vice president of Americorp...
  • Empty lot incubates uncommon film fest

    Empty lot incubates uncommon film fest
    There are more than 175 movies-under-the-stars screenings scheduled for Chicago's parks this summer. Most will feature standard Hollywood fare, from "Meet the Parents" at Fulton River Park July 26 to "Shrek Forever After" at Smith Park Aug. 11. But...
  • First work of fantasy for One Book, One Chicago

    Neil Gaiman’s “Neverwhere,” will be the 20th book for the Chicago Public Library’s ongoing One Book, One Chicago program, Mayor Richard M. Daley announced this morning at the Harold Washington Library. “Neverwhere” is...
  • April 20: Author - Rebecca Skloot, The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks

    April 20: Author - Rebecca Skloot, The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
    Rebecca Skloot Events: Talk and Signing Wednesday, April 20 7:00 p.m. Pfeiffer Hall 310 E. Benton Avenue Naperville Thursday May 16 6:00 p.m. Chicago Public Library 400 S. State Street Chicago RebeccaSkloot.com HenriettaLacksFoundation.org To...
  • February 9: Author - Wade Rouse Talks About His Book, It's All Relative

    February 9: Author - Wade Rouse Talks About His Book, It's All Relative
    Wade Rouse To purchase a copy of the book: It's All Relative: Two Families, Three Dogs, 34 Holidays, and 50 Boxes of Wine (A Memoir) Events: Tonight 6:00 p.m. The Chicago Public Library Harold Washington Library Center 400 State Street Chicago...
  • February 8: Author - Natalie Moore and Lance Williams Talk About Their Book, The Almighty Black P Stone Nation

    February 8: Author - Natalie Moore and Lance Williams Talk About Their Book, The Almighty Black P Stone Nation
    Natalie Moore and Lance Williams Events: Tonight 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Society of Midland Authors Program The Cliff Dwellers Club 200 S. Michigan Avenue, 22nd floor Chicago February 10 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. 57th Street Books 1301 E. 57th Street...