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Bedbug Infestation Closes Chicago Ridge Library For 2 Days

In a statement issued Thursday, the library said a “bedbug incident has been isolated and resolved.” The south suburban library, 10400 Oxford Ave., reopened Thursday morning after being closed Tuesday and Wednesday.

09/26/2014

President Barack Obama's great uncle Charles Payne and his wife Melanie, leave after celebrations marking the 65th anniversary of the liberation of the Buchenwald Nazi concentration camp outside Weimar April 11, 2010. Over 50.000 prisoners -Jews, non-Jewish Poles and Slovenes, religious and political prisoners, Roma and Sinti, Jehovah's Witnesses, criminals, homosexuals, and prisoners of war- died in the camp between 1937 and 1945. (Photo credit: JENS SCHLUETER/AFP/Getty Images)

Obama’s Great Uncle, Charles Payne, Dies

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.

08/12/2014

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)

East Chicago Library Still Bears Name Of Ex-Mayor Who Owes City Millions

The branch library in East Chicago is the Robert A. Pastrick Library, named after the former longtime mayor.

08/07/2013

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)

New Branch of Chicago Public Library Opens In Edgewater

In the Edgewater neighborhood a library is getting a grand opening, reports WBBM’s Brandis Friendman.

06/22/2013

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)

Waukegan Public Library Wins National Award

Third time’s the charm for the Waukegan Public Library. It’s been given the nation’s highest award for libraries and museums.

04/24/2013

Chicago Public Schools

CPS Pledges To Invest In Schools That Receive Students From Closings

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.

CBS Chicago–03/20/2013

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Poem The News: Bully Condor Pole Dances At The Library

Poem the News is exactly what it sounds like: reader-submitted poems based on CBS news stories. Submit your own?

02/15/2013

Look at that. 2 Broke Girls won an award. Ain't that somethin'... (Credit: ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images)

Horrible Horoscopes: Aries

I’m going to be honest, and I never thought I’d say this, but the Moon is really worried about your sperm count, Aries. Why does the Moon worry about your sperm count? I don’t know, bro. I just look at the alignment and communicate what it tells me, and right now the alignment of the Moon (and Harvard researchers) has some very foreboding things to say about your sperm.

02/07/2013

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Chicago Library Janitors Laid Off

The city told them in May it was privatizing their jobs, but the workers say they were hoping to keep working.

11/30/2012

Former Gov. Rod Blagojevich (center, blue sport coat) arrives at FCI Englewood, the federal prison in Littleton, Colo., to begin his 14-year sentence for corruption charges. (Credit: CBS)

Blagojevich To Start Working In Prison Library

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.

WBBM Newsradio–11/10/2012

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)

Hollowed-Out Book With Gun Inside Donated To Ind. Library

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.

10/27/2012

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

A bank of computers at a Chicago Public Library. (Credit: CBS)

Monday Library Hours To Be Restored

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.

07/16/2012

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Air Conditioner Thieves Strike Again In Robbins

For at least the third time in a week, thieves have targeted large air conditioning units in the south suburbs.

CBS Chicago–07/16/2012

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Thieves Target Rooftop Air-Conditioners At Robbins Library, Blue Island School

A public library in Robbins and a school in nearby Blue Island have been hit by air-conditioner thieves.

CBS Chicago–07/12/2012

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Mayor Wants Deal To Keep Libraries Open On Monday

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.

01/06/2012

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Teen Quickly Apprehended In Sexual Assault Of Woman, 68, In Joliet

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.

CBS Chicago–11/10/2011

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Read/Write Library: A Raucous Opening Celebration

“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.”

11/09/2011

Rahm Emanuel discusses early childhood education rating system. (Credit: Craig Dellimore/WBBM Newsradio)

Emanuel Seeks TIF Funds For Library, School Parking Lot

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.

CBS Chicago–10/05/2011

Ex-Mayor Richard Daley and current Mayor Rahm Emanuel appeared together Thursday at a library dedication. (CBS)

All Smiles And Mutual Admiration As Daley, Emanuel Reunite

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.

07/28/2011

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