| Jun 12, 2014
| 4:51 AM
Her students made her dreams of becoming an author come true!
Sheila Murphy Adams is a 5th grade teacher at Pawcatuck Middle School. "I have always loved to write," she says "when I became a teacher, I used a lot of my rhyming skills to teach...
| Jul 24, 2014
| 9:47 AM
Staff salaries and building maintenance costs are among the top considerations for Downers Grove Library officials as they begin putting together a new spending plan for 2015.
Library trustees examined some early budget figures at the July 23 meeting,...
| May 15, 2014
| 5:44 PM
West of the Edens Expressway on Touhy Avenue, amid the big-box stores and strip malls of northwest suburban Niles, stands a tower with a familiar slant.
It's called the Leaning Tower of Niles, a half-size replica of the famously skewed belfry in...
| Jul 24, 2014
| 6:27 PM
Northwestern University has filed a copyright infringement lawsuit against a woman whom the university hired to write a book about Chicago's notorious 1924 Leopold and Loeb murder trial. According to the lawsuit filed Tuesday in U.S. District Court,...
| Jul 11, 2014
Chicago-area authors continue to tell us about their favorite characters from childhood books as a preview to this year's Children's Read & Write Program, which invites children to submit book reviews for possible publication. Here's what they said....
| Oct 24, 2014
| 1:00 PM
Assaf Gavron's 2010 novel "Almost Dead" does something I would have thought impossible — it makes satire out of terrorism. The story of a man who becomes an Israeli national hero after surviving three attacks in a single week, the book offers a...
| Aug 4, 2014
| 11:27 AM
Last school year, third-grade teacher Lindsey Gaines of Donna Klein Jewish Academy (DKJA) in Boca Raton was inspired to lead by example, and she strived to encourage her young, innovative students.
Not only did Gaines challenge her students to use...
| Aug 8, 2014
| 10:42 AM
Gary Poliakoff has died. Here's the announcement from the firm Becker & Poliakoff. The funeral is Monday.:
Becker & Poliakoff Announces the Passing of firm co-founder Gary A. Poliakoff
We are deeply saddened to announce the untimely passing of...
| Aug 1, 2014
| 1:24 PM
Rupert Murdoch's publishing company, News Corp., has completed its $416-million purchase of Harlequin Enterprises from Torstar Corp. of Canada.
Harlequin, the world-famous publisher of romance novels, will operate as a separate unit within HarperCollins...
| Oct 16, 2014
| 7:52 AM
I had an abortion. It was my second year of college, 1988. I was not raped, nor was I a reckless slut; I just got pregnant, as young women in the world do, and my boyfriend and I were young and in no position to be parents. Luckily, I had a friend who...
| May 25, 2014
Thirty-five years ago Sunday, in what remains the worst airline crash on U.S. soil, more than 270 people were killed near O'Hare International Airport when American Airlines Flight 191 lost its left engine on takeoff, rolled sickeningly and crashed near a...