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  • 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....
  • 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...
  • Toni Morrison discusses racism and "A Mercy" during keynote speech

    Toni Morrison discusses racism and "A Mercy" during keynote speech
    There are few authors that can bring together people no matter their age, race or gender. Toni Morrison is one of those authors. Tuesday night at the Chicago Public Library's 'One Book, One Chicago' keynote speech, Morrison brought the house down with a...
  • Photos from Chicago theater scene, circa 1980s

    A young, curly Gary Sinise in a Steppenwolf production. A black-and-white shot of "City on the Make,"  a play based on the writings of Nelson Algren, by Northlight Theatre in 1984. Through this weekend, an exhibition of photographs from the formative...
  • Steppenwolf for Young Adults season announced

    The Steppenwolf Theatre has announced its 2012-13 season for young adults. The two-show slate, aimed primarily at teen audiences, begins in the fall with Heidi Stillman's adaptation of "The Book Thief" by Markus Zusak, the story of a young, book-loving...
  • Can the arts help curtail the killing?

    Can the arts help curtail the killing?
    On Monday night, following a weekend that saw 17 people shot in Chicago and with the memories of the shootings of 7-year-old Heaven Sutton and 10-year-old Kitanna Peterson fresh on everyone's minds, Scott Pelley of the CBS Evening News asked Chicago Mayor...
  • 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.;...
  • Chicagoland literary events: Sept. 3-9

    Saturday Chris "Elio" Eliopoulos will sign his graphic novel "Okie Dokie Donuts: Open for Business!" from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Challengers Comics + Conversation, 1845 N. Western Ave.; free. Monday All branches of the Chicago Public Library will be...
  • Illinois Republicans lay budget cards on the table

     
    Last week, the Illinois Senate Republican caucus released "Facing Fiscal Reality --A plan for reality-based budgeting," a 21-page document that dealt in some detail with the cuts and other changes GOP lawmakers feel are necessary to get the state's...
  • Beat the heat

     
    Summer weather has officially hit Chicago. These are the days where I wish for the days of Snowpocalypse. I’m what some call a “penguin,” in that I’m not a big fan of heat—well, more like I hate humidity (but who doesn’...
  • My summer field trip to the Chicago History Museum

     
      After living in Chicago for almost 2 years now, I decided I really learn about the city & its history. My friends and I have been taking little “field trips” all over the city and exploring places we've never gone. Last week I was able t...
  • Frosh 101: The grocery store

     
    Oh, fall is in the air! The mild temps just bring us closer to college football, changing colors and, of course, beautiful women sporting sexy sweaters. Sorry. It's just my Kryptonite. Had to get that out of the way. But of course, fall (Not autumn....