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  • A presidential library is not a public library

    I have to wonder if everyone knows what a presidential library really is. It is not like your neighborhood Chicago Public Library. It is not filled with books and magazines that you can read or check out. It’s not a place where DVDs are rented for...
  • Emanuel's donors respond

    Emanuel's donors respond
    Here are responses to questions about campaign contributions from some of those on the list of Mayor Rahm Emanuel's top political donors. JMB companies "In 2010, I, Neil Bluhm, joined many other business and civic leaders in financially supporting...
  • Stevenson's new fire alarm system works well in Chicago library

    Stevenson High School students will spend the rest of the winter hoping the last false fire alarm was the final false fire alarm they will go through. A modern fire-alarm system will be installed this summer, but for as long as it is cold out, the kids...
  • Bulletin Board

    Bulletin Board
    Wednesday, Feb. 4 Community Consolidated School District 46: School Board meets 6:30 p.m., 440 N. Barron Blvd. Thursday, Feb. 5 Grayslake Community High School District 127: School Board meets 7 p.m., 400 N. Lke St., Grayslake. North Chicago...
  • IMSA working to raise $650K to build innovation hub

    IMSA working to raise $650K to build innovation hub
    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...
  • Upcoming Chicago literary events

    Jan. 13: Scott Turow will discuss the rights of authors in the digital age. The program will be presented by the Society of Midland Authors in collaboration with Chicago Public Library. 6 p.m., Harold Washington Library Center, 400 S. State St.,...
  • Chicago area libraries gear up for National Readathon Day

    Chicago area libraries gear up for National Readathon Day
    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...
  • Rush-hour snow snarls expressways, airports

    Rush-hour snow snarls expressways, airports
    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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...