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  • Standouts from a year's worth of smart money advice

    Standouts from a year's worth of smart money advice
    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...
  • Harold Washington Library to close Saturday

    Harold Washington Library to close Saturday
    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...
  • 2 dead, at least 6 wounded in shootings on South and West sides

    2 dead, at least 6 wounded in shootings on South and West sides
    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...
  • City workers sue over Emanuel-backed pension changes

    City workers sue over Emanuel-backed pension changes
    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...
  • Cops: Police kill gunman in Lake Station City Hall parking lot

    Cops: Police kill gunman in Lake Station City Hall parking lot
    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...
  • Boustead's mission: Putting new classical music within reach of all

    Boustead's mission: Putting new classical music within reach of all
    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...
  • One man's fine art of complaining about your post office

    One man's fine art of complaining about your post office
    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...
  • Veterans Day closings: Many schools, banks, government offices take the holiday off

    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. •Postal Service:...
  • Chicago Public Library dinner celebrates 69 authors

    Chicago Public Library dinner celebrates 69 authors
    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...
  • What annoys famed authors about their own writing

     What annoys famed authors about their own writing
    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...
  • Many government offices closed Monday for Columbus Day

    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...