Amnesty

Rare and antique books line the shelves at Chetham Library, which was founded in 1653, making it the oldest public libary in the English speaking world on February 14, 2011 in Manchester, England. Chetham's Library, which was established under the Will of Humphrey Chetham (1580-1653) and is the oldest surviving public library in Britain. Humphrey Chetham's Will stipulated that the Library should be 'for the use of schollars and others well affected', and instructed the librarian 'to require nothing of any man that cometh into the library'. (Photo by Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)

78 Years Later, Rare Edition Finds Its Way Back To Chicago Library

A limited edition copy of Oscar Wilde’s “Picture of Dorian Gray” has returned to the Chicago Public Library during an amnesty that forgives fines.

09/01/2012

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Chicago Libraries To Waive Fines For Overdue Books

If you finally return your overdue books, the Chicago Public Library will waive the fine.

08/20/2012

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State Adding Up Cash From Tax Amnesty Program

State revenue workers are still opening envelopes and counting the money from Illinois’ just-ended tax amnesty program – only the second in the state’s history.

WBBM Newsradio–11/10/2010