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  • Can't find that prize-winning recipe?

    Can't find that prize-winning recipe?
    (Note: This story contains updated material. Please see below.) Q: I am searching for a recipe that appeared in your paper many years ago. It's called: Rose Lewis' $3,000 third prize Lemon Mustard Chicken. My copy is crumbling and would love to print...
  • Aldermen suggest library workers give up raises to avoid cuts

    Aldermen suggest library workers give up raises to avoid cuts
    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....
  • Attention young bookworms!

    Attention young bookworms!
    It's summertime, and school's out. It's time to kick off your shoes, settle into a relaxing place and read the day away. Then, be a critic. Tell us what you thought of a book you recently read, and you could be published in Printers Row Journal. Kids...
  • Highlights from Printers Row Lit Fest

    Highlights from Printers Row Lit Fest
    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...
  • West Town Library

    West Town Library
    In September the Chicago Public Library opened the West Town branch, the newest of 54 new or renovated branches since Mayor Richard Daley took office in 1989. The eco-friendly library, which occupies 13,300 square feet of the landmark Goldblatt's...
  • Book places: Hall Library

    Book places: Hall Library
    Known as the “Black Jewel of the Midwest,” the George Cleveland Hall Branch of the Chicago Public Library has been serving the Bronzeville community since 1932. Earlier this year, it was recommended for landmark status for its role as a...
  • Chicago Public Library's Blackstone Branch

    Chicago Public Library's Blackstone Branch
    Opened in 1904, the Blackstone Branch of the Chicago Public Library bears six Roman columns at the entrance that hint at the unique majesty inside this Hyde Park destination. “We call it one of the jewels of the Chicago Public Library system,”...
  • Librarians were kids once, too

    Librarians were kids once, too
    "From the Mixed-up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler" by E.L. Konigsburg Every child fantasizes about running away from home to teach his or her parents a lesson. One summer, 12-year-old Claudia showed me exactly how it could be done, in comfort and...
  • 175 years of memorable, horrible, humorous and remarkable events that shaped Chicago

    175 years of memorable, horrible, humorous and remarkable events that shaped Chicago
    On March 4, 1837, exactly 175 years ago, Chicago was incorporated. Not that Flashback needed a reason, but we took this occasion to compile a very long list of events, year by year and decade by decade, that helped shape this great city. Some events...
  • Chicagoland literary events: April 30 - May 6

    Saturday 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.;...
  • Sighting: Seth Meyers at The Boundary

    Sighting: Seth Meyers at The Boundary
    "Saturday Night Live" star and Northwestern alum Seth Meyers watched Sunday's Bears-Tampa Bay Buccaneers game at The Boundary in Ukrainian Village. Meyers was in town for Northwestern's homecoming. Elsewhere around Ukrainian Village, punk band Social...
  • Confident readers

    Confident readers
    "Oodles of Noodles" by Diana Hendry, illustrated by Sarah Massini "Oodles of Noodles" is about spaghetti going all over the house. I think it's funny because it's not about real life. I want a pasta machine to make noodles. You'll like this book if you...