| Feb 22, 2011
| 3:33 PM
Barring a late surge of voters, election officials are estimating voter turnout in today’s mayoral election could be as low as 40 percent, well off the 50 percent predicted.
Polls are set to close at 7 p.m. Langdon Neal, chairman of the Chicago...
| Jan 9, 2010
| 3:59 PM
Local bookseller Becky Anderson joined Studs Terkel as sole recipients of the 2009 Voice of the Heartland Award from the Great Lakes Booksellers Association for promoting regional authors and the regional book industry.
The Naperville flagship of...
| Feb 12, 2010
| 4:11 PM
The place: They call it an outpost. The 250-square-foot location, shared by Hot Tix and housed in the Chicago Visitor Information Center in the Water Works building, is dwarfed by a cafe and reading lounge. There isn't much to it. The outpost, or...
| Mar 2, 2011
| 8:10 AM
Neil Gaiman’s “Neverwhere,” will be the 20th book for the Chicago Public Library’s ongoing One Book, One Chicago program, Mayor Richard M. Daley announced this morning at the Harold Washington Library.
| Oct 10, 2011
| 1:16 PM
As you read Tuesday’s Tribune, imagine what you would talk about if you could meet the people in the stories you find most fascinating – the political leaders, the sports stars, the artists. Imagine the Tribune “coming to life,”...
| Oct 12, 2011
| 10:00 PM
5 - 6 a.m. The Morning Show with Orion Samuelson and Max Armstrong
5:05 a.m. Max Armstrong visits with lawn expert Jim Fizzell about how to stop the bugs who are leaving your lawn and will be trying to invade your home to stay warm.
6 - 9 a.m. Mr....
| Apr 29, 2011
| 2:52 PM
Nikki Giovanni will read her work as part of the Chicago Public Library's PoetryFest and the Poetry Foundation's Poetry Off the Shelf series at 2 p.m. in the Cindy Pritzker Auditorium at the Harold Washington Library Center, 400 S. State St.;...
| May 27, 2011
| 6:30 AM
The CTA will be holding two open houses next month about express bus service on Jeffery Boulevard.
The CTA received an $11 million federal grant last year to launch bus rapid transit, which typically relies on bus-only lanes for expedited service,...
| May 31, 2011
| 2:51 PM
Far be it from The Frugalista to discourage you from patronizing Chicago's museums. If you have a favorite institution and you can afford it, by all means, become a member. But assuming you don't join everything, here's a list of museum free days and...
| Jun 5, 2011
| 3:43 PM
Authors, book lovers and a group of 203 spontaneous dancers helped celebrate the written word in all its forms Saturday and Sunday at this year's Chicago Tribune Printer's Row Lit Fest.
Approximately 250 authors participated in more than 100 free...
| Jun 6, 2011
| 12:52 PM
The CTA has faced a long, slow road in introducing bus rapid transit—express bus service that would get riders to their destination faster because of bus-only lanes and traffic signals that give buses priority over other traffic.
In 2008, the CTA...
| Jun 9, 2011
On one of my days off, I decided to take my "resident" cap off and do Chicago's most touristy things possible. I hopped on a trolley, waited in lines with the throngs at Garrett Popcorn and did that thing at the "Bean" where you stand back and pretend...