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 5 years ago | Brian Ortbal
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.
over 5 years ago | Justin Goh
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.
over 5 years ago | Megan Cottrell
Voters considered several referendums on Election Day, including proposals for affordable housing and requiring contractors under certain circumstances to pay "living wages" to workers.
almost 6 years ago | Peter Sachs
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.
almost 6 years ago | Kate Gardiner
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.
6 years ago | Paul D. Bowker
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.
6 years ago | Martin Miller
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 6 years ago | John Greenfield
A new museum exhibit highlights an often overlooked consequence of the Iraq war: the looting and destruction of cultural artifacts.
over 6 years ago | Robert O'Connor
Bells were installed in 1932
almost 7 years ago | Peter Holderness
Victim was father of three
7 years ago | Geoff Wallin
15-year-old boy also accused in killing
over 7 years ago | Geoff Wallin
Ray Elementary School veteran connects with young readers
over 7 years ago | YASMIN TARA RAMMOHAN
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