| Nov 7, 2014
| 12:17 PM
Veterans Day will be observed Tuesday. The following public services will be affected:
•Schools: Many schools will be closed; check with local offices.
•Government offices: Most government buildings will be closed.
| Oct 18, 2014
| 9:51 PM
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...
| Oct 13, 2014
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...
| Sep 30, 2014
| 1:52 PM
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...
| Sep 25, 2014
| 1:49 PM
Ars Viva Symphony Orchestra: Concertmaster David Taylor is the soloist, playing Lalo's "Symphonie Espagnole" on the season opener under the baton of music director Alan Heatherington. Dvorak's "Carnival Overture" and Brahms' Fourth Symphony complete the...
| Sep 25, 2014
| 8:35 AM
Our club: The RIC (Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago) Aphasia Book Club began in 2004. All members have one thing in common: aphasia, which is difficulty with language including challenges in talking, understanding spoken language, reading and writing....
| Sep 6, 2014
| 7:07 PM
As one of the world's richest men, Chicago hedge fund manager Kenneth Griffin has contributed hundreds of millions of dollars to causes around the globe since 1999, including tens of millions to Chicago institutions.
But one of the vehicles for his...
| Aug 25, 2014
| 2:18 PM
Back-to-school days can be a drag. Luckily, the Chicago Public Library has a good reason to celebrate — and dance. Now through Aug. 29, CPL is hosting its first-ever Back to School-A-Palooza concert series at 20 library branches.
| Sep 12, 2014
| 12:37 PM
"The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay" (Picador 2000), the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel by Michael Chabon, is this year's selection for One Book, One Chicago, the Chicago Public Library announced Friday.
The story is about Joe Kavalier and Sammy...
| Sep 8, 2014
In an old house in Paris
that was covered with vines
OK — now continue.
If you were one of the countless children who have been mesmerized by the classic picture book "Madeline," you can.
Word for word, page by page, through the story of the...
| Jun 10, 2014
| 7:00 AM
Growing up in Back of the Yards, there was one thing Quori Senyon could always count on: Disney movies. Senyon was raised by his grandmother, who couldn’t afford trips to the movie theater but always found a way to buy the VHS copies for her...