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  • New Geneva library director passionate about her new job

    New Geneva library director passionate about her new job
    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...
  • AW YEAH Comics to host "Comics, Chords & Cocktails"

    AW YEAH Comics to host "Comics, Chords & Cocktails"
    I always enjoy sharing the fun and interesting events that go on in Chicago's Geek and Nerd Community, especially when they involve combining the arts, like music and comic books. One such event is taking place at AW YEAH Comics, the comic shop owned by...
  • Chicago Public Library to receive national medal from first lady

    Chicago Public Library to receive national medal from first lady
    First lady Michelle Obama is scheduled to present the 2014 National Medal for Museum and Library Service to 10 institutions, including the Chicago Public Library, at a White House ceremony on Thursday. In an announcement today, the White House described...
  • Retail sales in Chicago climb above pre-recession levels in 2013

    Retail sales in Chicago climb above pre-recession levels in 2013
    Retail sales in the Chicago area rose 4.8 percent in 2013 to $110.8 billion, topping pre-recession totals, according to a report released this week by Melaniphy & Associates Inc., a Chicago-based retail and real estate consultancy. Not since 2007, when...
  • Ex-cop convicted in torture, murder plot wants out of solitary

    Ex-cop convicted in torture, murder plot wants out of solitary
    A former cop convicted of a lurid kidnapping and torture plot is asking to be released from solitary confinement at the federal jail in downtown Chicago, saying he has been unfairly confined because of letters he wrote against the star witness in the...
  • Man dies day after being charged in fatal Far South Side crash

    Man dies day after being charged in fatal Far South Side crash
    A West Pullman man who authorities say fled police at high speeds, ending in a crash that ejected and killed his passenger last week on the Far South Side, died himself Monday, authorities said. Glenn Jones, 27, had been charged with reckless homicide,...
  • Theater review of "The God of Isaac" at Stage Door Theatre

    Theater review of "The God of Isaac" at Stage Door Theatre
    You sit there, enjoying the heck out of a breezy production of “The God of Isaac,” but wondering when the pot will boil. That’s the neat thing about this production at Coral Springs’ Broward Stage Door Theatre: it’s a...
  • Man charged with reckless homicide in Far South Side crash

    Man charged with reckless homicide in Far South Side crash
    A West Pullman man was denied bail Sunday after prosecutors said he fled police at high speeds and his passenger died after being ejected from the car in a subsequent crash. Glenn Jones, 27, is charged with reckless homicide, aggravated fleeing and...
  • David Layman, exhibit designer, tells our harrowing stories

    David Layman, exhibit designer, tells our harrowing stories
    The signs spread across the floor of a high-end Chicago printer's office on this winter Friday afternoon probably should seem disjointed or abstract. "< LEFT Worker Rigging a Steel Beam," says one. "V BELOW North Tower Foundation Slab." "World Trade...
  • New Holocaust Museum chief

    New Holocaust Museum chief
    Susan L. Abrams has been appointed chief executive officer of the Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center, in Skokie. She succeeds Rick Hirschhaut, who recently stepped down as the institution’s first executive director. Abrams, 49, has...
  • Oak Park, River Forest, La Grange police blotter: Feb. 25

    Oak Park, River Forest, La Grange police blotter: Feb. 25
    The following items were taken from police reports: Oak Park A 26-year-old Chicago man was charged with unlawful use of a weapon, unlawful possession of a weapon by a felon and illegal possession of ammunition without a firearm owner's...