| Jan 6, 2012
| 1:21 PM
Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Friday sought to get a handle on the flap over imminent Monday closings of Chicago Public Library branches, saying the move is necessary because union leaders haven't agreed to an alternate idea to cut hours at the libraries.
| Jan 10, 2012
| 5:54 PM
A pair of Chicago aldermen on Tuesday called on city library workers to give up pay raises so branch libraries can stay open six days a week.
The proposal came in a letter from Ald. Edward Burke, 14th, longtime chairman of the Finance Committee, and Ald....
| Nov 24, 2011
| 8:03 PM
Maggie Daley, who dedicated herself to children’s issues and the arts while also zealously guarding her family’s privacy during 22 years as Chicago’s First Lady, died a little after 6 p.m. Thursday, more than nine years after she was...
| Dec 25, 2011
| 6:53 PM
Monday is the official Christmas holiday for many public agencies and businesses. The following public services will be affected:
Government offices: Federal, state, county and city offices will be closed.
Postal Service: There will be no regular...
| Mar 6, 2012
| 1:35 PM
A man who was allegedly viewing pornographic cartoons in a North Side library told police he hadn't registered as a child sex offender because he doesn't have an address. He has one now: Cook County Jail.
Police were called to the Chicago Public Library,...
| Jun 24, 2011
| 7:18 AM
It can't have been easy. Art supplies were not exactly thick on the ground in those days — we're talking 32,000 years ago, give or take — and there were lots of other things to worry about, such as finding food, water and shelter. Not...
| Jul 3, 2011
| 4:37 PM
Monday, July 4, is Independence Day, a federal holiday. The following public services will be affected:
Schools: Most schools will be closed. Check with your district’s administrative office.
Government offices: Federal, state, county and city...
| Jul 9, 2011
There are more than 175 movies-under-the-stars screenings scheduled for Chicago's parks this summer. Most will feature standard Hollywood fare, from "Meet the Parents" at Fulton River Park July 26 to "Shrek Forever After" at Smith Park Aug. 11.
| Jul 26, 2011
| 8:39 PM
Author Rebecca Skloot and film critic Roger Ebert will be honored at the Oct. 20 Carl Sandburg Literary Awards Dinner, the Chicago Public Library and Chicago Public Library Foundation announced Tuesday.
The Chicago Sun-Times' Ebert will be given the Carl...
| Jul 27, 2011
| 3:10 PM
Mayor Rahm Emanuel has named Chicago Bears defensive end Israel Idonije to the Chicago Public Library Board of Directors, part of the latest round of appointments as he works to fill out membership on various public bodies.
In a news release, Emanuel...
| Aug 17, 2011
| 12:00 PM
Forget that Packers-Bears rivalry. The greatest grudge match in history was waged by Thomas Wolfe and F. Scott Fitzgerald over the proper way to write fiction.
In a letter to Fitzgerald, Wolfe called himself a “putter-inner.” He tried to cram...