| Jul 4, 2014
In River Forest, Patty Baker pulled up a chair to a desk off her kitchen and reached for her keyboard. In Delray Beach, Fla., Jane Allen closed the door of her home office, which overlooks two palm trees, and sat in front of her desktop computer. In...
| Jul 4, 2014
| 6:12 PM
Faced with almost unlimited options, Liz Kelsey and her 5-year-old daughter, Alice, decided to make a single red rose.
Using the 3-D printer at their suburban public library, they could have just as easily made a pair of ear buds, a citrus reamer, a...
| Jun 11, 2014
| 8:43 PM
A flying axe head struck and injured a woman last December while she was attending a Polish musical performance in west suburban River Forest, a lawsuit filed Wednesday alleges.
In the suit, Helen Rozanski said she was watching a performance of the Lira...
| May 28, 2014
| 5:34 PM
Christine Lazaris, the new director of the Geneva Public Library, said she views a library as "the people's university."
That's the approach that board president Esther Steel said she was looking for as the Geneva Library Board searched for a new...
| May 29, 2014
| 9:24 AM
Two years ago, the biennial "Blues and the Spirit" symposium at Dominican University in River Forest raised sparks from the outset.
"Here we are in 2012, and I'm watching black blues artists being treated like stepchildren of the blues and feeling...
| Jun 2, 2014
It looked up at me from the deli cooler in a small-town grocery as I searched for a road-trip lunch to go.
The usual, I figured. A turkey sandwich, maybe with cheese if I wanted to go wild. Something nutritious, virtuous, maybe a little boring but...
| Jan 20, 2014
| 5:52 PM
The director of the Geneva Public Library District is expected to announce his resignation at a special library board meeting Wednesday night, according to the meeting agenda.
Matt Teske has served as the library's director since 2008 after being...
| Jan 31, 2014
| 12:59 PM
Parents may not spend much time thinking about their children’s “giggle level,” but professional storytellers do. The giggle level–a term some storytellers use to determine what children find funny at different ages–is just...
| Jan 2, 2013
| 10:27 AM
A new year brings new hopes for music in Chicago. Here are key resolutions for 2013:
Create a concise Cultural Plan. After months of town hall meetings, the city's Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events last fall came up with a 48-page wish...
| Feb 24, 2013
| 5:27 PM
When Mary Ann McMorrow was a Cook County assistant state's attorney, a supervisor told her that a male colleague would argue the points in a legal brief that she prepared for the Illinois Supreme Court.
Women just didn't go in front of such high-ranking...
| Nov 2, 2012
| 12:46 PM
On the fence about an advanced degree?
Looking down the road at the stress, juggling and homework and not always being able to see where that road leads can be a deterrent. But, adults in a variety of fields who have returned to school to pursue their...