| Oct 5, 2010
| 5:46 PM
"Alice I Have Been"
by Melanie Benjamin
Delacorte, 351 pages
"The Lost Summer of Louisa May Alcott"
by Kelly O'Connor McNees
Amy Einhorn Books/Putnam, 342 pages
Nature may abhor a vacuum, but historical novels adore one. Even the most extensive...
| Oct 20, 2010
| 9:59 AM
There are few authors that can bring together people no matter their age, race or gender.
Toni Morrison is one of those authors.
Tuesday night at the Chicago Public Library's 'One Book, One Chicago' keynote speech, Morrison brought the house down with a...
| Nov 12, 2010
| 12:00 PM
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...
| May 10, 2011
| 2:34 PM
Three Chicago and two north suburban teachers were surprised today with Golden Apple awards, one of the Chicago region’s top teaching honors.
This year’s winners, all of whom teach fourth through eighth grade, were selected from a pool of...
| Jul 1, 2011
| 3:35 PM
In celebration of July Fourth, Printers Row set out to create a reading list of patriotic books. But, how to define "patriotic"? We decided to have each contributing Tribune writer and editor pick a title that corresponds to his or her own definition....
| Jun 10, 2011
| 3:59 PM
Family and friends of Martin Regan’s were devastated today when they heard of the Orland Hills man’s drowning death the day before in Indiana.
Authorities said Regan, 35, a popular teacher and coach in south suburban Palos Park, apparently...
| Nov 29, 2010
Last Saturday night, as the hordes gathered on and about Michigan Avenue to celebrate the lighting of lights and the beginning of the gift-buying season, a few hundred members of the Chicago literary community settled into the seats in the handsome...
| Dec 19, 2010
I have seen a couple of little girls walk from a roller coaster at Navy Pier's Winter Wonderfest dizzy with delight; had a man on Michigan Avenue call me a "------ Scrooge" when I refused to give him "$42 dollars so I can have train fare to visit my...
| Dec 17, 2010
| 2:40 PM
"Step High, Stoop Low, Leave Your Dignity Outside."
This phrase appeared on the door of the historic Dill Pickle Club, a social club founded in 1914, which moved into its club space on Tooker Alley off Dearborn Street in 1915, according to records at the...
| Jan 10, 2011
| 10:41 PM
SPRINGFIELD -- Illinois Democrats are scaling back a major income tax increase as they search for votes in a frantic, last-ditch effort to deal with the state's crippling budget crisis.
After rank-and-file lawmakers balked at a 75 percent hike in the...
| Feb 3, 2011
| 5:05 AM
As of 6 a.m. today, about 5,800 ComEd customers were still without power, according to a company news release. Of those, 5,000 were in Chicago.s
The company expects all power to be restored by mid-day today. Officials late Wednesday night said crews...