| Oct 13, 2013
| 6:40 PM
Monday is Columbus Day, a federal holiday. The following public services will be affected:
Schools: Chicago Public Schools and many parochial and suburban schools will be closed.
Government offices: Federal, county and many municipal offices will be...
| Oct 10, 2013
| 3:41 PM
No. 7 Bolingbrook at No. 8 Homewood-Flossmoor
When: 7:30 p.m. Friday.
Records: Bolingbrook 6-0, 4-0 Southwest Suburban; Homewood-Flossmoor 6-0, 4-0.
On the offensive
Homewood-Flossmoor has one of the most diverse attacks in the area. The Vikings...
| Oct 17, 2013
Letters to the editor from Lake Forest, Mundelein and Deerfield residents.
There seems to be a pattern forming in America. It's an imbalance of education.
I see 5-year-olds walking around using iPhones better than I could, yet middle-...
| Oct 4, 2013
| 1:09 PM
Building department to move
Starting Oct. 28, Lake Zurich's Building and Zoning Department will be located at the Community Services Facility, 505 Telser Road. The Community Services Facility is about half a mile north of the post office on Telser Road....
| Oct 3, 2013
| 5:33 AM
A bid to restore a South Side elementary school building's connection to track star Jesse Owens after a name change earlier this year that many considered culturally tone-deaf will face a final vote later this month, officials said Wednesday.
| Oct 2, 2013
| 7:32 PM
Richard M. Daley has no problem with his younger brother Bill's recent decision to drop out of the race for Illinois governor.
In fact, the former mayor said Wednesday, he supports the move.
"I was proud of him because you have to make your own...
| Sep 22, 2013
Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, ruler of the murder capital of the United States, would often open his news conferences with a wisecrack:
"Do you have questions for my answers?"
But these days, with South and West siders afraid for their lives in the...
| Sep 26, 2013
| 9:32 PM
The "Weeks in Review" feature is an open thread in which commenters can talk about any current events or cultural phenomena that have caught their attention, including but not limited to the topics brought up in our traditional roundup of......
| Sep 29, 2013
When superstorm Sandy swamped the East Coast last year, Heather Becker's crew performed triage in a warehouse outside of New York City as 2,000 pieces of artwork poured in from private and corporate collections.
And now calls are trickling in from...
| Jul 17, 2013
| 4:32 PM
From the Tribune story about the latest test scores from the Chicago Public Schools reflecting the percentage of pupils performing at or above grade level: Charter schools did not show an increase in the number of students meeting or exceeding......
| Aug 30, 2013
Once again this year, the fall museum and zoo schedules are full, and not just because of the now-requisite Halloween and Christmas programming. Highlights include a World's Fair revisitation at the Field, commemoration of the Gettysburg Address' 150th...