| Apr 25, 2014
| 7:44 AM
Michael Miles opened a thick envelope filled with sheets of paper and said, "Here, have a look at these."
Near the top of the pile was a copy of a typewritten letter that he received in November 1988: "Only today I was able to get to listen to your tape...
| 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...
| Jan 29, 2014
| 6:00 AM
Pete Seeger was best known as a folk singer, an archivist and writer, and the purveyor of such beamed-from-the-heavens standards as "We Shall Overcome," "If I Had a Hammer" and "Turn, Turn, Turn."
But among the musician's most important roles was one...
| Dec 25, 2013
"Murals of New York City: The Best of New York's Public Paintings from Bemelmans to Parrish"
"In their purest form, murals have the ability to tell stories," writes Graydon Carter, editor of Vanity Fair. But as he also points out, there...
| 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.
| Oct 27, 2013
This is a football city, and that is because we (or most of us) still like to think we live in a rough-and-tumble town. The echo of Carl Sandburg remains strong. He called the city “alive and coarse and strong and cunning” and endowed it...
| Jan 16, 2014
| 8:17 PM
The Homewood-Flossmoor varsity girls basketball team had just grabbed the No. 1 ranking in the state when a new adversary appeared -- a lawsuit alleging its coach had recruited players in violation of the rules.
The suit, filed by a parent of a...
| Jan 28, 2014
| 11:00 AM
The freezing cold temperatures did not deter 300 area residents from sampling various chili recipes Saturday during the Chilly Willie Chili Challenge at the Orland Park Civic Center.
The 15th annual event included 30 entrants from across the country who...
| Dec 15, 2013
When trolleys traveled the city's streets, Chicagoans looked down the tracks with a mix of emotions: frustration on cold nights when it seemed a car would never come; anticipation of a jostling ride in a crush of strap-holders; anger at the streetcar...
| 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...
| 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...