| Dec 23, 2014
| 12:18 PM
In England, they have Boxing Day. In America, the day after Christmas — heck, the entire week between Christmas and New Year's — can feel like the aftermath of a holiday bout. Between running to the mall to return that terrible sweater (what...
| Dec 24, 2014
| 8:25 AM
The University of Chicago's bid for the Obama presidential library was delivered in December in two big binders about 31/2 inches thick, tucked inside a gray box.
But just in case President Barack Obama still isn't sure how much the U. of C. wants to...
| Dec 26, 2014
| 4:30 PM
Sisters Jordyn Sims and Monique Partee are hoping to start a new tradition — to mark the seven days of Kwanzaa by spending time with family and reflecting on the principles the holiday represents.
The sisters joined their grandparents Friday at...
| Jan 7, 2015
| 1:09 PM
Winter is, or ought to be, museum season. Outdoor activities do not beckon, or ought not to, especially here in the flatland. And everyone in the house is, or ought to be, stir-crazy. Our area's museums have responded by planning shows on subjects ranging...
| Nov 20, 2014
| 12:38 PM
Chicago businessman Robert Blackwell is taking over as interim president and CEO at the DuSable Museum of African American History, but he intends to be an “activist” in the role, he said.
Blackwell's appointment to replace, temporarily,...
| Oct 9, 2014
| 7:58 PM
Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn on Thursday warned opponent Bruce Rauner would gut education and other social services, while the Republican challenger charged that Quinn is in a group of Chicago machine politicians who have led the state “down a bad...
| Oct 15, 2014
| 5:33 AM
Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn and Republican challenger Bruce Rauner sharply clashed Tuesday night over who could better improve the lives of African Americans during a South Side debate focused on education, crime, jobs and taxes.
Rauner is trying to...
| Oct 24, 2014
| 12:23 PM
Carol Adams, president and CEO of the DuSable Museum of African American History, will retire on Dec. 31, according to an announcement from the museum. Adams joined the institution on Nov. 9, 2009.
During her years in office she developed Chicago Public...
| Oct 1, 2014
| 11:00 AM
"Spirits of the Passage: The Story of the Transatlantic Slave Trade" can be taken in on two levels.
One aspect of this new exhibition at the DuSable Museum of African American History is that it uses a plethora of wall cards to deliver 350 years of...
| Sep 17, 2014
| 8:21 PM
Chicago's DuSable Museum is not, at this point in its relatively brief history, an all-day experience. You can take in the permanent and special exhibitions and walk the parkland grounds in a scant few hours. But in a city packed with museums that'll test...
| Sep 15, 2014
| 10:10 AM
Hyde Park residents and visitors may soon get a new method of transportation and it doesn’t require a Ventra card—or any fare at all.
Officials from the 53rd Street Special Service Area, which funds services and programs with local tax...