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  • 'Hold Fast,' Blue Balliett's new children's book, explores shelter life

     'Hold Fast,' Blue Balliett's new children's book, explores shelter life
    Where to begin in addressing the most pressing needs of the children of homeless families, whose members lack necessities most people take for granted? Do not underestimate the ability of a mystery story to lift and empower even these children, whose...
  • Lunch conversation, community inspiration

    Lunch conversation, community inspiration
    Last week, I enjoyed joining a lunch discussion with a few dozen community leaders who were interested in education, volunteerism, and the community. The goal of the lunch was to brainstorm ways together to inspire students, parents and policy-makers to...
  • Food calendar

    Food calendar
    Best bet: Secrets of a famous chef Grant Achatz, chef/co-owner of Alinea, and co-owner Nick Kokonas, in conversation with Eric Ferguson, discuss and sign their new book, "Life, On the Line: A Chef's Story of Chasing Greatness, Facing Death and Redefining...
  • First work of fantasy for One Book, One Chicago

    Neil Gaiman’s “Neverwhere,” will be the 20th book for the Chicago Public Library’s ongoing One Book, One Chicago program, Mayor Richard M. Daley announced this morning at the Harold Washington Library. “Neverwhere” is...
  • Daley defends ex-top cop, denies morale is poor

    Jody Weis stepped down as police superintendent to pursue job opportunities, not because he wasn't granted a short-term contract to stay in the job until Rahm Emanuel takes office, Mayor Richard Daley said today. The lack of a contract extension "didn'...
  • Printers Row Lit Fest: highlights from Rick Kogan

    Printers Row Lit Fest: highlights from Rick Kogan
    It's easy to interview living authors, and I have three such people lined up at Saturday's Lit Fest: Jonathan Eig, author most recently of "Get Capone"; Barbara Ehrenreich, author of more than 20 books, including the best-seller "Nickel and Dimed"; and...
  • Book places: Harold Washington Library

    Book places: Harold Washington Library
    The place: As the largest public library in the country, the Harold Washington Library Center is not just Chicago's crown public jewel but also America's as well. Its 10 floors and 70 miles of shelving holding more than 1.1 million titles, taking up a...
  • YOUmedia center

    YOUmedia center
    Last year the Chicago Public Library and the Digital Youth Network launched YOUmedia, an innovative teen center equipped for the digital age. "(It's) where teens are creators of media, not just consumers of media," said Amy Eshleman, assistant...
  • Not your parents' Loop

    Take a quick spin around Chicago's Loop and you might think it's a place only for working grown-ups. From the Federal Building to the Board of Trade, the downtown area dominated by the "L" tracks can seem like a place that's off-limits to kids. Sure, the...
  • Shunned here, Helmut Jahn is out to prove he's more than flashy

    Shunned here, Helmut Jahn is out to prove he's more than flashy
    The nicknames--ouch!--the nicknames.     "Flash Gordon."     "Baron von High Tech."     "Genghis Jahn."     They have been hurled like bricks at Helmut Jahn and his glittering glass houses of commerce and government. Jahn--the prince of glitz. Jahn--...