| Nov 25, 2013
The University of Illinois at Chicago announced Sunday that it wants to house President Barack Obama's future library and museum, joining a growing list of contenders.
UIC is exploring at least five sites on its Near West Side campus, said university...
| Nov 20, 2013
We can only guess at what Daniel Burnham might have proposed for the social improvement of Chicago, the part of his plan he intended to write and never did. However, we do have a social plan from that era that was at least as influential, possibly more so...
| Nov 17, 2013
Students and staff members at Jane Addams School in Palatine watched and cheered as blue and white balloons were launched into the sky.
The release of the balloons was part of the elementary school's 50th anniversary celebration on Nov. 12. Students and...
| Jun 23, 2013
Shortly before Illinois women won the right to vote, 100 years ago this week, the state's delegation to a suffragettes march in Washington was bitterly divided over the issue of what to call each other. Belle Squire, herself unmarried, insisted on...
| Feb 10, 2013
Chicago's largest donor to local charities also is helping some go out of business.
During the past five years, the Chicago Community Trust has assisted more than 100 nonprofit organizations with costs associated with a closing, merger or...
| May 9, 2013
| 9:25 AM
Robert Sickinger, a pivotal figure in the development of Chicago's off-Loop theater scene, died Thursday morning at his home in Delray Beach, Fla. Sickinger was 86. His daughter, Erika, said her father died from natural causes.
To the extent that...
| Mar 4, 2012
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.
| Jan 27, 2012
| 11:37 AM
The performance this evening is sold out.
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Since 2003, Voices of a People's History -- the national non-profit that runs education and performing arts programs based on primary source materials has...
| Jan 27, 2012
| 3:06 PM
After 120 years, Chicago's landmark Jane Addams Hull House Association is now closed.
The social services settlement, founded by Nobel prize winner Jane Addams in 1889, closed because it ran out of funding. About 300 people lost their jobs.
| Jan 19, 2012
| 7:12 PM
The need for its services is as strong as ever, but after years of rising costs and dwindling income from fundraising the Jane Addams Hull House Association will close and file for bankruptcy, the agency said today.
"For the last several years the agency...
| Apr 22, 2012
Quick, name Chicago's Nobel Peace Prize winners. President Barack Obama and Hull House co-founder Jane Addams are two. But the third? That would be former Vice President Charles Gates Dawes, who lived in Evanston and whose lakefront mansion is now the...
| May 20, 2012
The NATO summit, which opens Sunday with more than 60 heads of state expected to attend, is the most august such gathering in Chicago history. As far as conventions go, though, the number of participants is middling compared with others the city regularly...