| Jan 26, 2015
| 5:20 AM
Over the last year, Britta McKenna and students at the Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy have done a lot of research to help shape the design of a new innovation hub slated to open for the start of the 2016-17 school year.
Last week, the...
| Jan 15, 2015
| 7:08 AM
Saturday is National Readathon Day, a fundraiser for the National Book Foundation's literacy programs. Similar to a walkathon, the Readathon is a pledge-based fundraiser that will run from noon-4 p.m.
The following Chicago-area libraries will...
| Jan 8, 2015
| 7:43 PM
White-out conditions were reported on several expressways, and more than 400 flights were canceled at O'Hare and Midway airports, as blowing snow hit the Chicago area in time for the afternoon rush Thursday.
Visibility was down to a matter of yards along...
| Dec 22, 2014
| 11:40 AM
Two people were killed and at least five others were wounded in separate shootings Monday on the city's West and South sides.
The latest shooting happened about 4:43 p.m. on the 5700 block of South Michigan Avenue in the city's Washington Park...
| Dec 26, 2014
| 1:21 PM
Chicago's main library will be closed Saturday as work crews put in an emergency generator.
The power will be temporarily cut at the Harold Washington Library Center at 400 S. State St. so the equipment can be installed, according to Chicago Public...
| Dec 26, 2014
| 4:46 PM
Identity theft protection, TV antennas, light bulbs and home heating myths are just a few of the Spending Smart topics we explored this year, along with how to speed through airport security, get free books and college courses, and avoid wasting money...
| Dec 16, 2014
| 4:52 PM
Retired Chicago Public Library worker Mary Jones planned to have knee-replacement surgery next year, but says she now fears that Mayor Rahm Emanuel's changes to her pension plan and health insurance subsidies will put that off indefinitely and possibly...
| Dec 8, 2014
| 1:37 PM
Marc Fischer approached the Logan Square post office the way a beaten dog approaches its owner. He came at it sideways, tentatively, prepared to flee. His memories of the place were not especially warm.
When he was asked by a reporter to return to the...
| Dec 9, 2014
| 8:16 AM
In concert, in the classroom, on the radio and over the Internet, Seth Boustead uses every available platform to spread the word that classical music is a living tradition, an art form of vast global-outreach potential that's thriving as perhaps never...
| Dec 9, 2014
| 4:00 PM
The Chicago Tribune Media Group's Post-Tribune reports: Police were unsure Tuesday why a former Lake Station resident fired a shotgun in the air outside City Hall on Tuesday morning, but his pointing the gun at police moments later cost the elderly man...
| Nov 5, 2014
| 3:25 PM
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...