“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.
Parents sitting in at the Whittier Elementary School fieldhouse let a construction deadline come and go Tuesday.
The sit-in by parents at Whittier Elementary School in Pilsen will continue, even though it will mean no library will be built for students for the coming school year.
Chicago Public Library officials say—after a long wait—people who use the Kindle e-reader will soon be able to borrow library books too.
As he winds down his last few days in office, Mayor Richard M. Daley is reflecting on his legacy and the kind of honor he’d like after he ends his 22-year run at City Hall this coming Monday.
A noisy demonstration outside a Chicago School Board meeting today indicates that the controversy over an old field house at Whittier Elementary School is not over.
Fans of celebrated author and onetime Chicagoan Kurt Vonnegut have the chance to get a sneak peek at the partially completed library in Indianapolis.
Chicago Public Schools CEO Ron Huberman has presented parents at Whittier Elementary School with five proposals for placing a library at the school where parents staged a six-week sit in demanding a library.
A weeks-long sit-in at Whitter Elementary School’s field house has officially ended Wednesday evening.
Chicago Public Schools CEO Ron Huberman agreed Wednesday to give parents at Whittier Elementary School a signed letter committing to a deal to put a library at Whittier, which could end a weeks-long sit-in at the school’s field house.
The Chicago Public Library’s very own version of Redbox could be coming to a CTA station near you.
Parents and activists have reached a tentative deal with the Chicago Public Schools that could end a month-long standoff at Whittier Elementary School.
The Chicago Public Schools are offering a compromise to end the stalemate over a field house at Whittier Elementary School, but parents aren’t ready to end their sit-in just yet.
Some parents met with Chicago Public Schools chief executive officer Ron Huberman this morning, as they fight to save an old field house at Whittier Elementary School.