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  • 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...
  • Peter Bacon Hales, professor at UIC, dies

    Peter Bacon Hales, professor at UIC, dies
    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...
  • Chicago-area classical music picks

    Chicago-area classical music picks
    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...
  • The RIC Aphasia Book Club

    The RIC Aphasia Book Club
    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....
  • 'The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay' is this year's One Book, One Chicago

    'The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay' is this year's One Book, One Chicago
    "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...
  • Bonding over generations of childhood books

     Bonding over generations of childhood books
    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...
  • Charity likely to fold in billionaire Griffin's divorce

    Charity likely to fold in billionaire Griffin's divorce
    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...
  • Chicago Public Library hosts back-to-school concerts this week

    Chicago Public Library hosts back-to-school concerts this week
    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. The 20-concert...
  • Shining a light on women's issues in Chicago

    Thirty-five women representing a variety of nonprofit organizations that address women's policy, health and economic issues joined us for a Trib Nation Community Conversation recently. Here are some of the issues that women believe merit more coverage...