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Chicago Public Library's Amnesty Program Now Underway

Posted 08.20.2012 | Chicago

Roundup those overdue resource materials, Chicago: the city's public library kicked off its first amnesty program in 20 years Monday, and will waive l...

Chicago Public Library Offers Rare Amnesty Program For Delinquent Book Borrowers

Posted 08.07.2012 | Chicago

Chicago Public Library book deviants who've been avoiding their overdue fees by avoiding the city's expansive literary collection altogether are about...

The Cost Of The NATO, G8 Summits

Posted 05.16.2012 | Chicago

When President Obama announced that Chicago would be the first U.S. city outside of Washington, D.C. to ever host a NATO summit, Mayor Rahm Emanuel sa...

Education Reform: Where's the Debate?

Kenzo Shibata | Posted 03.06.2012 | Education
Kenzo Shibata

Schools do not operate in a vacuum. Poverty has devastating effects on a child's social and emotional development. For our poorest students, just getting to school can be a challenge.

City Libraries Slashing Hours After Layoffs

Chicago Sun-Times | FRAN SPIELMAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Chicago's 76 branch public libraries will cut back their weekday hours, effective Jan. 2, to minimize the impact of recent layoffs that have books sta...