NEWS articles

Business is brisk for indie booksellers as chains struggle

At Ravenswood Used Books, owner Jim Mall says February is usually a difficult time for book stores. But even with the seasonal slump, his sales over the last few months have been about 20 percent above average.

over 6 years ago | Brian Ortbal

'Unlympics' participants poke fun at Chicago's Olympic bid

Chicago residents are hosting an event called the Unlympics in protest to Chicago's official bid to land the 2016 Olympics. The residents claim the process isn't democratic.

almost 7 years ago | Justin Goh

Groups plan 19-day pre-inaguration peace vigil

Grassroots organizations from all over the city are participating in a countdown to inauguration day vigil for advocating for peace and justice in Chicago and the nation.

almost 7 years ago | Megan Cottrell

Uptown, lakefront referendums pass by wide margins

Voters considered several referendums on Election Day, including proposals for affordable housing and requiring contractors under certain circumstances to pay "living wages" to workers.

7 years ago | Peter Sachs

In Hyde Park, the stream of voters is steady

The first person to cast a ballot in his precinct was Hyde Park resident William Pickens, 79, a poll watcher. He also he helped carry a 95-year-old woman into the early elections office before voting himself.

7 years ago | Kate Gardiner

Summer students discover My Chicago

A CPS program for 20 high school students takes them on a journey across the city that involves eating frog legs and learning about new neighborhoods.

over 7 years ago | Paul D. Bowker

South Side residents wary of Olympics

The Fifth Ward Olympic Task Force is focusing on how the neighborhood will be affected if Chicago is selected as host of the 2016 Olympic Games. Some worry about transportation and rising housing costs.

over 7 years ago | Martin Miller

Board to Peraica: Put up or shut up

In an apparent response to Commissioner Tony Peraica's complaints about patronage abuses, the Cook County Board voted to require reporting of any information about patronage hiring.

over 7 years ago | John Greenfield

Exhibit spotlights war's cultural losses

A new museum exhibit highlights an often overlooked consequence of the Iraq war: the looting and destruction of cultural artifacts.

over 7 years ago | Robert O'Connor

South Side's Rockefeller bells head to Holland

Bells were installed in 1932

8 years ago | Peter Holderness

Fourth suspect charged in Leona's homicide

Victim was father of three

over 8 years ago | Geoff Wallin

Leona's waitress charged with murder of boss

15-year-old boy also accused in killing

over 8 years ago | Geoff Wallin

Traveling library a hit with kids

Ray Elementary School veteran connects with young readers

over 8 years ago | YASMIN TARA RAMMOHAN