| Apr 28, 2014
| 8:16 AM
There's a new way to train your dog, and it has nothing to do with obedience school.
Amtrak on Monday announced a six-month pilot project to allow small dogs and cats aboard its trains between Chicago and Quincy. The furry traveling companions won't get...
| Apr 7, 2014
| 2:30 PM
The people yes
The people will live on.
The learning and blundering
people will live on.
--Carl Sandburg, "The People, Yes"
. . .
By the splittest of split decisions, by the narrowest and, yes, the most partisan and ideological differences of...
| Apr 17, 2014
| 7:19 AM
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Jane Dailey is a professor of American history at the University of Chicago and the Law School. She has published extensively on the history and law of race in the United States since the Civil War.
| Mar 28, 2014
"Play normal music!"
The woman yelling this at Neil Young stood three rows away from him at the Rosemont Theater in 2004. Between each song, as he spoke to the crowd about the next chapter in "Greendale," the theatrical rock play he was presenting...
| Mar 17, 2014
| 2:37 PM
The following items were taken from police reports:
•A 19-year-old Harvey man was charged with misdemeanor cannabis possession after 8.9 grams of cannabis was discovered during a Feb. 23 seatbelt-related traffic stop on the 15100...
| Mar 6, 2014
| 5:00 AM
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The City of the Big Shoulders — stormy, husky, brawling, wrecking, planning, building, breaking, rebuilding, to use only words Carl Sandburg chose to describe Chicago — is the...
| Mar 10, 2014
| 2:14 PM
Chicago author Veronica Roth will receive the 21st Century Award from the Chicago Public Library Foundation and the Chicago Public Library, it was announced Monday. The library's top award, the Carl Sandburg Literary Award, will go to authors Doris Kearns...
| Mar 16, 2014
Warm breezes will soon hint at spring, inspiring Chicagoans with vacation homes to set a date to open cottages and cabins in a wide arc stretching from Lake Michigan's eastern shores to the vest-pocket lakes of northern Illinois and Wisconsin.
| Feb 26, 2014
| 4:31 PM
I don't have a recording of the first poetry feature I ever gave, but part of me is glad I don't. As I recall, I was dreadful.
Like any nervous undergraduate facing a big-time venue — well, Alta Coffee in Newport Beach, although it might as well...
| Feb 27, 2014
| 9:53 AM
Mundelein officials are ready to pay for the first half of 44 properties they need to acquire to begin Hawley Street improvements.
Trustees recently agreed to cut checks for 16 pieces of land along an approximately mile-long stretch of Hawley slated...
| Feb 28, 2014
| 7:57 AM
If you believe in ghosts — and you would not be alone: a Harris poll late in 2013 reported some 42 percent of Americans do believe in ghosts — it would have been a good idea a couple of weeks ago for the ghost of Nelson Algren to have...