| Jan 27, 2012
| 3:06 PM
After 120 years, Chicago's landmark Jane Addams Hull House Association is now closed.
The social services settlement, founded by Nobel prize winner Jane Addams in 1889, closed because it ran out of funding. About 300 people lost their jobs.
| Jan 27, 2012
| 11:37 AM
The performance this evening is sold out.
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Since 2003, Voices of a People's History -- the national non-profit that runs education and performing arts programs based on primary source materials has...
| Apr 22, 2012
Quick, name Chicago's Nobel Peace Prize winners. President Barack Obama and Hull House co-founder Jane Addams are two. But the third? That would be former Vice President Charles Gates Dawes, who lived in Evanston and whose lakefront mansion is now the...
| Mar 31, 2011
| 4:32 AM
Lanford Wilson's play “Balm in Gilead” at Steppenwolf Theatre in 1980, starring Laurie Metcalf, Gary Sinise (background) and William Petersen. • Read the Tribune's obituary for Lanford Wilson (posted March 24, 2011) The first time Gary...
| Oct 28, 2011
| 4:34 PM
For a fourth year, a Wilmette pre-teen is setting the wheels in motion for a bicycle donation program that benefits needy children in Chicago. Nicole …...
| Sep 20, 2010
| 12:54 PM
"Jane Addams: Spirit in Action"
By Louise W. Knight
W. W. Norton & Company, 352 pages, $28.95
After the Daughters of the American Revolution revoked Jane Addams’ membership because of her opposition to World War I, she joked, “I had supposed...
| Mar 5, 2011
| 1:56 AM
March is the month where social work is celebrated.
Social workers are unsung heroes that work in hospitals, mental health centers, non-profits, churches, schools and clinics helping children and families cope. The people who often need the most help...
| Mar 7, 2011
| 1:10 PM
"Push Comes to Shove: New Images of Aggressive Women"
By Maud Lavin
The MIT Press, 312 pages, $27.95
Aggression provokes complex feelings. On the one hand, we think of aggressive people as pushy, domineering, and quite possibly violent or threatening. At...
| Sep 15, 2011
| 11:00 AM
Jackie Taylor, the founder and artistic director of Chicago's Black Ensemble Theater, is staring at an utterly transformative fall.
On Nov. 18, the $19 million new Black Ensemble Theater will open at the hitherto moribund 4450 North Clark St.,...