President Barack Obama’s great uncle, Charles T. Payne, a World War II veteran and chemical engineer turned library pioneer, has died at the age of 89.
The branch library in East Chicago is the Robert A. Pastrick Library, named after the former longtime mayor.
In the Edgewater neighborhood a library is getting a grand opening, reports WBBM’s Brandis Friendman.
Third time’s the charm for the Waukegan Public Library. It’s been given the nation’s highest award for libraries and museums.
As the Chicago Public Schools prepares to announce its final list of schools that will be closed or consolidated at the end of the school year, district officials were promising investments for schools that receive affected students.
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The city told them in May it was privatizing their jobs, but the workers say they were hoping to keep working.
Former Gov. Rod Blagojevich has headed from the kitchen to the library at the federal prison in suburban Denver, as he continues his 14-year sentence for corruption charges.
The donated book was Robert Stone’s novel “Outerbridge Reach.” But it was really just a holding place for a gold A.S.M. .31-caliber, a single-shot black powder handgun with a wooden handle.
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.
Mayor Emanuel said libraries would be open full days Monday, beginning in with the fall school year, as a result of new staffing strategies devised by his new library commissioner.
For at least the third time in a week, thieves have targeted large air conditioning units in the south suburbs.
A public library in Robbins and a school in nearby Blue Island have been hit by air-conditioner thieves.
A deal between the Chicago public library’s union and city leaders might lead Mayor Emanuel to rescind the newly announced plan to start closing most libraries all day on Mondays.
A veteran Joliet police officer went into a library Wednesday and quickly found a suspect in the sexual assault of a 68-year-old woman.
“We’re a library that’s read/write, instead of read-only,” Taylor explained to me over the sounds of an accordion playing on coffee shop speakers. “You can actually come in and add something you’ve written to Chicago history.”
Mayor Rahm Emanuel is proposing using Tax Increment Financing funds to build a new library in the Albany Park neighborhood and a parking lot for a school in Bronzeville.
Mayor Emanuel has said the old days of clout-heavy contracts are over at City Hall, but he declined to slam his predecessor as the two appeared together Thursday at a library dedication.
Pilsen parents who once staged a 43-day sit-in to get a library at Whittier Elementary School now have succeeded in getting the project halted.