| Aug 30, 2012
The Chicago Public Library has a new treasure tonight, thanks to it's "Once in a Blue Moon" amnesty program. Since August 20th, Chicagoans have been able to return overdue items free of charge. And today, a woman returned a book - 78 years overdue. ...
| Aug 31, 2012
| 5:24 AM
Dorian Gray's story would have been drastically different had he been granted amnesty for his sins.
Instead he died a deformed, barely human figure, resembling the ugliness of his immoral life.
While the cad Dorian felt no remorse for his evil acts,...
| Sep 6, 2012
| 2:22 PM
It’s never too late to do the right thing. Just ask Harlean Hoffman Vision who returned an overdue book to the Chicago Public Library during their Amnesty Program. Vision had the 'vision' to call ahead just to make sure they wouldn’t throw...
| Jun 14, 2012
| 6:05 PM
It's summertime, and school's out. It's time to kick off your shoes, settle into a relaxing place and read the day away. Then, be a critic. Tell us what you thought of a book you recently read, and you could be published in Printers Row Journal.
| Sep 13, 2012
I can't help but wonder about the short- and long-term impact the Chicago Public Schools teachers' strike will have on football prospects.
I realize football isn't a big deal in the overall picture, but it's big for some student-athletes, both in...
| Sep 21, 2012
| 11:56 AM
In January 1989, entertainer Ben Hollis and WTTW-Ch. 11 producer Jon Davies created a television show that they called "Wild Chicago." The reason they did this, said Hollis at the time, "was because there was nothing like it on TV."
Indeed. I was the...
| Jul 16, 2012
| 6:44 AM
Mayor Rahm Emanuel is expected to announce today that the Chicago Public Library will return to full-day service in all neighborhood branches on Mondays this fall.
Due to budget cuts, Chicago's branch libraries were scheduled to be closed for four...
| Jul 18, 2012
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Q: I am searching for a recipe that appeared in your paper many years ago. It's called: Rose Lewis' $3,000 third prize Lemon Mustard Chicken. My copy is crumbling and would love to print...
| Aug 2, 2012
"From the Mixed-up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler" by E.L. Konigsburg
Every child fantasizes about running away from home to teach his or her parents a lesson. One summer, 12-year-old Claudia showed me exactly how it could be done, in comfort and...
| Aug 14, 2012
August 15, 2012 marks the 200thanniversary of the Battle of Fort Dearborn, a deadly hand-to-hand combat between two of the groups trying to lay claim to Chicago during the war of 1812. But as WGN’s Steve Sanders reports, some distinguished...
| Aug 17, 2012
| 2:12 PM
Whatever its literary merits, “Fifty Shades of Grey” can take credit for a few things. The phenomenal best-seller has brought kinky erotica out from under the covers and into the mainstream. It has provided comedians and parodists with ripe...