| 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,...
| Mar 10, 2014
| 6:32 PM
Last weekend writers gathered at Christopher Newport University for its 33rd Annual Writers' Conference. Authors sat in on panel discussions and workshops, and also had the opportunity to rent table space for selling and signing their books.
| Mar 24, 2014
| 4:17 PM
A couple of new book offerings as well as upcoming events will please history lovers.
Norfolk's Navy base
"Naval Station Norfolk" is the newest in the pictorial history series by Arcadia Publishing, and it has plenty to offer for the aficionado of...
| 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...
| 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...
| Mar 14, 2014
| 4:38 PM
When the first vibrant sunsets and moonlit beaches of Florida Highwaymen paintings blazed to life more than 50 years ago, Mary Ann Carroll and Doretha Hair Truesdell were there.
The Highwaymen painters became known for quickly creating vivid scenes of...
| Jul 27, 2014
The Plantation Women's Club wants to know city residents' favorite foods and how to make them.
The organization is creating a recipe book, the first to be published by the club in 30 years, according to one of the recipe book's organizers, Betty Cobb,...
| Feb 4, 2014
| 2:22 AM
After months of running a largely invisible campaign to regain his old job, former Gov. Charlie Crist has suddenly emerged from stealth mode.
• On Monday, his campaign issued a web video meant to counter a video attack from Gov. Rick Scott's...
| Apr 1, 2014
| 4:26 AM
Allen West is back, with a new mission.
And the newest venture for the soldier-turned-congressman-turned-full-time conservative provocateur is vintage West. He's out with a new book that doesn't pull any punches and most certainly doesn't soften the...