For students entering the Illinois Department of Juvenile Justice (IDJJ), teachers are even more necessary as role models. This is one of many reasons that Chicago teacher Karen January chose to educate within the juvenile justice system.
Maria Duenas, author of The Heart Has It’s Reason from sister company Simon & Schuster, shares her must see towns on the Mediterranean Coast.
Over his summer vacation, Jake Mayer has been playing a little soccer, hanging out with friends in Barrington, and working on his second novel. Did we mention he’s still in elementary school?
Bill Hillmann is a veteran bull-runner who ironically co-authored the book “Fiesta: How To Survive The Bulls Of Pamplona,” and has written several articles titled “How to Run With the Bulls” for Outside Magazine
Ravina Thakkar says her cystic fibrosis gives her a lot of time to think of stories, as she waits through treatments to clear her lungs three times a day.
A 16-year-old junior at St. Charles East High School is now a published author – selling what she calls “realistic fiction” on the Barnes and Noble website.
Gathering today south of Chicago’s loop are America’s authors and the people who read their books on paper or on screen. The author’s job after the writing is over has changed radically over the years, as John Cody reports.
Author and Waukegan native Ray Bradbury has died at the age of 91.
Chicago is remembering Studs Terkel Wednesday, on what would have been his 100th birthday.
Frank Calabrese Jr. is in town to market his new book about how he turned against his hitman father and became part of the “Operation Family Secrets” trial.
The best-selling author and newspaper columnist the Rev. Andrew Greeley is well enough after his 2008 accident that he can occasionally meet with friends, but he’s lost some cognitive function.