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  • Emanuel tries to get handle on library closing flap

    Emanuel tries to get handle on library closing flap
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Friday sought to get a handle on the flap over imminent Monday closings of Chicago Public Library branches, saying the move is necessary because union leaders haven't agreed to an alternate idea to cut hours at the libraries. The...
  • Aldermen suggest library workers give up raises to avoid cuts

    Aldermen suggest library workers give up raises to avoid cuts
    A pair of Chicago aldermen on Tuesday called on city library workers to give up pay raises so branch libraries can stay open six days a week. The proposal came in a letter from Ald. Edward Burke, 14th, longtime chairman of the Finance Committee, and Ald....
  • Threat To Democracy Averted!

    For newspapers such as The Hartford Courant, ``street sales'' are a mixed blessing. How much better it would be for the newspaper accountant and advertisers and just about everybody if you subscribed and got it delivered to your door -- or at least to one...
  • Chicago Teachers Union sets Sept. 10 strike date

    Chicago Teachers Union sets Sept. 10 strike date
    The Chicago Teachers Union this evening voted to strike on Monday, Sept. 10, the earliest day possible after filing a 10-day strike notice Wednesday and saying they would remain at the neogotiating table until an agreement was reached.  Sept. 10 is the...
  • The ballad of reading guilt

    The ballad of reading guilt
    Dorian Gray's story would have been drastically different had he been granted amnesty for his sins. Instead he died a deformed, barely human figure, resembling the ugliness of his immoral life. While the cad Dorian felt no remorse for his evil acts,...
  • Hit show 'Wild Chicago' may be heading to DVD

    Hit show 'Wild Chicago' may be heading to DVD
    In January 1989, entertainer Ben Hollis and WTTW-Ch. 11 producer Jon Davies created a television show that they called "Wild Chicago." The reason they did this, said Hollis at the time, "was because there was nothing like it on TV." Indeed. I was the...
  • Chicago police give sex offender new address: Cook County Jail

    Chicago police give sex offender new address: Cook County Jail
    A man who was allegedly viewing pornographic cartoons in a North Side library told police he hadn't registered as a child sex offender because he doesn't have an address. He has one now: Cook County Jail. Police were called to the Chicago Public Library,...
  • 'Diversey' by MacKinlay Kantor gets another shot

    'Diversey' by MacKinlay Kantor gets another shot
    How forgotten is MacKinlay Kantor's "Diversey"? Well, when I looked it up on the Chicago Public Library website, I found only one copy available systemwide, in the closed stacks of the downtown branch — meaning that any reader interested in taking a...
  • Friends of the Libraries: Seeing the world on the page

    For some reason, I have been reading a number of books set in foreign countries. Three that I will recommend are "Say You're One of Them" by Uwem Akpan (Africa), "Finding Nouf" by Zoe Ferraris (Saudi Arabia) and "Death in a Strange Country" by Donna...
  • Illinois Republicans lay budget cards on the table

     
    Last week, the Illinois Senate Republican caucus released "Facing Fiscal Reality --A plan for reality-based budgeting," a 21-page document that dealt in some detail with the cuts and other changes GOP lawmakers feel are necessary to get the state's...
  • Beat the heat

     
    Summer weather has officially hit Chicago. These are the days where I wish for the days of Snowpocalypse. I’m what some call a “penguin,” in that I’m not a big fan of heat—well, more like I hate humidity (but who doesn’...