Black Lives Matter In Children's Books, Too; That's Why Evanston Couple Started A NonprofitYoung, Black & Lit provides free books that feature Black main characters to children. The organization has distributed more than 5,000 books in the Chicagoland area through book fairs, community groups and schools.
Some Lakefront Parks, Libraries, City Hall To Reopen MondayThe Loop will be a bit busier Monday as city services return to business.
Chicago Public Libraries To Remain Open On Modified ScheduleThe city doesn't want to close the libraries entirely because some residents rely them as a place to go for basic services.
Digital Pop Up Libraries Coming To EvanstonThe Evanston Public Library, one of only five in the country, is introducing pop-up libraries where readers will have access to four mobile hotspots "filled with free books around the city in busy, high-traffic places that are marked with posters."
Union Accuses CPS Of 'Hollow Promises' On School ClosingsA year after the Chicago Board of Education voted to close 50 public schools, the Chicago Teachers Union accused the district of breaking promises to use the money saved by the closures to make improvements at so-called welcoming schools.
Chicago Public Libraries To Reopen Monday AfternoonsChicago public libraries will reopen on Monday afternoons beginning next week.
Union: City Can Afford To Maintain Library HoursThe union representing frontline library employees is all but rejecting a letter from aldermen Edward Burke (14th) and Brendan Reilly (42nd) asking workers to make a sacrifice to preserve library hours.
Aldermen: Libraries Could Stay Open Mondays If Staff Passed Up RaisesTwo Chicago aldermen have a proposal to end the dispute over the closing of the city’s public libraries on Mondays.
Chicago Public Libraries To Be Open On Veterans DayWhile almost all government agencies and offices will be closed this Friday for Veterans Day, there is one exception.
Aldermen Concerned About Library Budget CutsAldermen at Friday's City Council budget hearings said they hope there's some way to prevent the big cuts in Public Library staffing and hours proposed by Mayor Rahm Emanuel.
Emanuel Budget Plan Relies On Higher Fees, Police Station ClosuresMayor Rahm Emanuel is planning to raise several fines and fees imposed by the city of Chicago, while avoiding any tax hikes to balance a $600 million budget shortfall for next year. The mayor also reportedly plans to call for closing three police district stations and merge five police detective areas into three areas.
Feds Giving $300,000 To Illinois LibrariesThe federal government will help 65 Illinois libraries put their communities to work.
Rash Of Laptop Thefts Strikes College CampusesChicago area college students are being advised to keep an eye on their laptop computers, in the wake of a rash of thefts.