| Jan 9, 2010
| 3:59 PM
Local bookseller Becky Anderson joined Studs Terkel as sole recipients of the 2009 Voice of the Heartland Award from the Great Lakes Booksellers Association for promoting regional authors and the regional book industry.
The Naperville flagship of...
| Feb 12, 2010
| 4:11 PM
The place: They call it an outpost. The 250-square-foot location, shared by Hot Tix and housed in the Chicago Visitor Information Center in the Water Works building, is dwarfed by a cafe and reading lounge. There isn't much to it. The outpost, or...
| Jul 25, 2010
In the second installment of our six-part series on Chicago and the suburbs, we explore the North Side, site of the St. Valentine's Day Massacre, the Steppenwolf Theatre, Wrigley Field and the Water Tower — but no World Series titles ( the Cubs were...
| Aug 26, 2010
| 9:19 AM
Opened in 1904, the Blackstone Branch of the Chicago Public Library bears six Roman columns at the entrance that hint at the unique majesty inside this Hyde Park destination. “We call it one of the jewels of the Chicago Public Library system,”...
| Sep 24, 2010
| 10:49 AM
Known as the “Black Jewel of the Midwest,” the George Cleveland Hall Branch of the Chicago Public Library has been serving the Bronzeville community since 1932. Earlier this year, it was recommended for landmark status for its role as a...
| Feb 22, 2011
| 3:33 PM
Barring a late surge of voters, election officials are estimating voter turnout in today’s mayoral election could be as low as 40 percent, well off the 50 percent predicted.
Polls are set to close at 7 p.m. Langdon Neal, chairman of the Chicago...
| Jun 24, 2011
| 7:18 AM
It can't have been easy. Art supplies were not exactly thick on the ground in those days — we're talking 32,000 years ago, give or take — and there were lots of other things to worry about, such as finding food, water and shelter. Not...
| Jul 2, 2011
| 9:51 PM
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. ...
| Jul 3, 2011
| 4:37 PM
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...
| Jul 9, 2011
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.
| Mar 2, 2011
| 8:10 AM
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.
| Aug 17, 2011
| 12:00 PM
Forget that Packers-Bears rivalry. The greatest grudge match in history was waged by Thomas Wolfe and F. Scott Fitzgerald over the proper way to write fiction.
In a letter to Fitzgerald, Wolfe called himself a “putter-inner.” He tried to cram...