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  • 'Uh, I've been indicted,' judge testifies in trial of woman targeting officials with suits, liens

    'Uh, I've been indicted,' judge testifies in trial of woman targeting officials with suits, liens
    U.S. District Judge James Holderman was in his chambers in early 2011 when he opened a piece of mail from a group calling itself the Sovereign American Consulate. Inside was a document accusing the veteran jurist of failing to answer a summons issued...
  • Odds favor Emanuel in his summer reading bet with Fallon

    Odds favor Emanuel in his summer reading bet with Fallon
    When Mayor Rahm Emanuel bet late-night host Jimmy Fallon that Chicago’s children would read 2.4 million books this summer in order to bring “The Tonight Show” back to Chicago, it sounded like a lofty gamble. But the odds are stacked in...
  • Editor's choice: Kinder Than Solitude

    How can a novel feel so suspenseful yet its plot seem so beside the point? How can a work of fiction be so slender yet so broad in scope? Only a great talent like Yiyun Li could perform this magic. The story seems straightforward. Four adolescents...
  • Fallon, Emanuel take the Polar Plunge

    Fallon, Emanuel take the Polar Plunge
    "The Tonight Show" host Jimmy Fallon walked into Lake Michigan Sunday morning in the promised suit and tie, turned toward the beach, then fell back into the water, going completely under. Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel ran in, then sort of laid down on...
  • Oba William King and the art of storytelling

    Oba William King and the art of storytelling
    Oba William King plays a djembe drum, a kufi covers his bald head, and West African Anansi folk tales are in his repertoire. And although King's work is inspired by ancestral art forms, it would only be part of the story to label King an African...
  • Dr. John, Neville to top Blues Fest in June

    Dr. John, Neville to top Blues Fest in June
    Dr. John, Aaron Neville and Bettye LaVette will headline the 31st annual Chicago Blues Festival, running June 13-15 in Grant Park, according to the city’s Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events. The festival will kick off June 13 at the...
  • Memorial Day closings

    Memorial Day closings
    Monday is Memorial Day. The following services will be affected: Schools: Public schools in Chicago will be closed. Most suburban and parochial schools will be closed. Check local districts. Government offices: Closed. Postal Service: No mail...
  • Chicago libraries to be closed Wednesday

    Chicago libraries to be closed Wednesday
    All branches of the Chicago Public Library will be closed on Wednesday, May 7, officials said this week. That includes the Harold Washington Library Center, Woodson Regional and Sulzer Regional Libraries. The branches are being closed for a day of staff...
  • Chicago Public Library to receive national medal from first lady

    Chicago Public Library to receive national medal from first lady
    First lady Michelle Obama is scheduled to present the 2014 National Medal for Museum and Library Service to 10 institutions, including the Chicago Public Library, at a White House ceremony on Thursday. In an announcement today, the White House described...
  • Obama library options

    I am an admirer and a supporter of President Barack Obama, but I am against the idea of Illinois paying $100 million for his presidential library.  Because I admire and support him, I would urge him to come up with an innovative and valuable alternative...
  • 'Diversey' by MacKinlay Kantor gets another shot

    'Diversey' by MacKinlay Kantor gets another shot
    How forgotten is MacKinlay Kantor's "Diversey"? Well, when I looked it up on the Chicago Public Library website, I found only one copy available systemwide, in the closed stacks of the downtown branch — meaning that any reader interested in taking a...