5 Historical Facts You Didn't Know About ChicagoThere's plenty more to Chicago's history than the Great Chicago Fire. From a historic park system to a debate regarding the oldest home in the city, find out a little bit more about Chicago with these five facts.
South Side Library Features Treasure Trove Of African American HistoryCBS's Jim Williams reports the collection is the result of a visionary who started her work in the early 20th century.
'Nuns On The Bus' To Urge Chicagoans To VoteA national bus tour of nuns was set to make an appearance at the Lincoln Park branch of the Chicago Public Library on Tuesday, to encourage Chicagoans to vote in the midterm elections next week.
Libraries To Launch 'Internet To Go,' Loan Wi-Fi Devices To PatronsResidents in underserved areas with limited home access to the Internet will soon be able to go to the library and take the web with them.
Google, Chicago Public Libraries Partner To Offer Robots That Teach ProgrammingIn addition to the standard books and movies, you can now check out at Chicago Public Libraries small robots that teach computer programming.
Chicago Public Library Revamps WebsiteThe Chicago Public Library has supercharged its old workhorse website, unveiling a new site that is more user-friendly and up-to-date.
Harold Washington Library Displays Books Key To City's First LibraryPillows at the Harold Washington Library Center cushion the display of two books donated by Queen Victoria, who sparked British contributions to Chicago's first free public library.
Best Parent Gathering Places In ChicagoAre you having a hard time meeting other parents? The following five places are great ways to meet other parents in Chicago.
Best Ways To Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month In ChicagoAre you looking for ways to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month? From parades to films, the Chicagoland area offers plenty of ways to celebrate all month long.
Best Book Clubs In ChicagoMeet fellow bookworms by joining a book club in the Chicagoland area. Not sure where to start? Check out these five book clubs first.
Mayor, Former Bear Issue Reading Challenge To KidsMayor Rahm Emanuel and former Bears lineman Israel Idonije have told children participating in the city’s summer reading program that they’ll jump into Lake Michigan for next winter’s Polar Plunge if the kids can read 2 million books this summer
Chicago Public Library Receives $1 Million Grant From Gates FoundationMayor Emanuel has announced a 1-million dollar grant from the Gates Foundation which is designed to help move the Chicago Public Library into the future - with more technology.