| Nov 12, 2012
— Moving from Chicago's South Side to a public housing development in this city of 32,000 was a major culture shock for Keona Lee.
For one thing, she never expected to find a truancy officer at her door, asking why her second-grade daughter had...
| Oct 21, 2012
Only one writer received a standing ovation at the Carl Sandburg Literary Awards in Chicago on Wednesday night.
It wasn't the marquee award-winners who brought the well-heeled crowd to its feet in the giant room at the UIC Forum.
It wasn't Walter...
| Oct 26, 2012
| 8:25 AM
The Chicago Public Library and the Chicago Public Library Foundation hosted the 13th annual Carl Sandburg Literary Awards dinner at the UIC Forum on Oct. 17. Emcee Bill Kurtis introduced more than 65 noted authors, all with ties to Chicago, to the crowd...
| May 5, 2012
100 Years Ago
In the Howard County courthouse column:
"After the completion of the criminal docket, the civil docket was taken up and the first case on it was the one of Curtis vs. Thompson. This grew out of a dispute over a...
| May 11, 2012
| 12:49 PM
Let's pause to take a look at some of the excellent reporting done over the years by one of our longtime colleagues, Ray Gibson.
An investigative reporter in the Metro section, Gibson's name would be on some momentous stories and, just as often, he would...
| Nov 11, 2012
Steven Spielberg's film about a long-limbed, inspirational figure is finally coming to theaters. No, it's not a re-issue of "E.T." It's "Lincoln," starring Daniel Day-Lewis. Here are 10 facts about "Honest Abe":
1 Lincoln detested the nickname Abe, and...
| Aug 27, 2012
| 8:21 AM
The fall TV season gets underway in September, with the brand new season of "Doctor Who" leading the way. This year the major networks have spread out their new and returning show premieres. If you don't see a series listed here, it's more than likely not...
| Jun 11, 2012
| 4:09 PM
One of the more hidebound notions about American art is that modern art photography was strictly an East Coast phenomenon, and that Los Angeles represented a cultural backwater. Last fall's publication of “Artful Lives,” Beth Gates Warren's...
| Jun 29, 2012
| 7:48 AM
Carl Sandburg, one of America's most beloved poets, once wrote: "The dunes are to the Midwest what the Grand Canyon is to Arizona. ... They constitute a signature of time and eternity."
That sense of timelessness can still be felt on the white-sand beach...
| Sep 17, 2012
| 3:00 AM
One hundred fifty years ago today, two great armies clashed in a titanic struggle that would decide the fate of a nation. "Around a cornfield and a little white Dunker church, around a stone bridge and in a pasture lane worn by cow paths, surged a human...
| Feb 7, 2012
| 9:19 AM
A substitute teacher and basketball coach has been accused of sexually abusing a 17-year-old student in southwest suburban Orland Park.
Steven Reynolds, 26, has been charged with two counts of aggravated criminal assault of a student at Carl Sandburg...