| Dec 25, 2011
| 6:53 PM
Monday is the official Christmas holiday for many public agencies and businesses. The following public services will be affected:
Government offices: Federal, state, county and city offices will be closed.
Postal Service: There will be no regular...
| Jan 6, 2012
| 1:21 PM
Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Friday sought to get a handle on the flap over imminent Monday closings of Chicago Public Library branches, saying the move is necessary because union leaders haven't agreed to an alternate idea to cut hours at the libraries.
| Jan 10, 2012
| 5:54 PM
A pair of Chicago aldermen on Tuesday called on city library workers to give up pay raises so branch libraries can stay open six days a week.
The proposal came in a letter from Ald. Edward Burke, 14th, longtime chairman of the Finance Committee, and Ald....
| Oct 4, 2012
| 10:16 AM
Tax evasion and bribery charges have been filed against city council members in Gary, Hammond and East Chicago, a Merrillville clerk, the former head of the East Chicago library and a Hammond contractor.
Federal indictments were announced today against:...
| Oct 4, 2012
| 10:26 AM
The U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Indiana has announced indictments against five public officials throughout Northwest Indiana.
Virlissa Crenshaw, 42 of East Chicago, Indiana was charged with theft from a local government entity and with...
| Oct 8, 2012
| 4:39 PM
This past weekend was my “birthday weekend”, which just means it was the closest weekend to my birthday. Two of my best friends from high school, Ian and Justin, came to visit me. My brain is still not working correctly. Here are some things...
| Oct 12, 2012
| 9:27 AM
The prospect of interviewing Don DeLillo produces a certain anxiety. DeLillo, one of the most heralded American novelists of the past 40 years, has a reputation for being inaccessible, emotionally and otherwise. While by no means a recluse like J.D....
| Oct 12, 2012
| 2:46 PM
When author Nami Mun was 13, she ran away from her family's Bronx apartment. She survived by holding down odd jobs and living wherever she could — on benches, in shelters or squatting in abandoned buildings. In her early 20s, she found steady...
| Oct 16, 2012
| 8:28 AM
Like the 22 books that preceded it, Markus Zusak's “The Book Thief” was chosen for the Chicago Public Library's One Book, One Chicago fall selection based on its literary merit and universal themes that would appeal to the widest range of...
| Oct 17, 2012
| 5:43 PM
5 Week 9 games that really matter?
Loyola (7-1) at St. Rita (4-4): Rita needs a victory to avoid missing the state playoffs for the first time since 1999.
Wheaton Warrenville South (4-4) at Wheaton North (7-1): South will qualify for the playoffs with...
| Oct 21, 2012
Only one writer received a standing ovation at the Carl Sandburg Literary Awards in Chicago on Wednesday night.
It wasn't the marquee award-winners who brought the well-heeled crowd to its feet in the giant room at the UIC Forum.
It wasn't Walter...
| Oct 26, 2012
| 8:25 AM
The Chicago Public Library and the Chicago Public Library Foundation hosted the 13th annual Carl Sandburg Literary Awards dinner at the UIC Forum on Oct. 17. Emcee Bill Kurtis introduced more than 65 noted authors, all with ties to Chicago, to the crowd...