Booksellers Mary Mollman, left, and Javier Ramirez, right, are partnering up to open Madison Street Books in West Loop next year.Mauricio Peña/ Block Club Chicago

Book Store Veterans Team Up To Bring Community-Focused Madison Street Books To Booming West Loop

From New York Times bestsellers to lesser-known authors, booksellers Mary Mollman and Javier Ramirez aim to offer a diverse selection of books for children and adults and events for West Loop residents.

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Classes Canceled Monday As Negotiations Continue Into Sunday Night

School buildings will be open and students will be served breakfast and lunch at schools, and then be offered dinner to take home,

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Union Reports Progress At Saturday Talks, But Mayor Says School Will Likely Be Canceled Monday

Bargaining between City Hall and the Chicago Teachers Union ended Saturday night with reports of continued progress on two key issues — class size caps and support staff — but a stall in three other critical areas.

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St. Adalbert Church Could Become Chicago Landmark Under Proposal By Ald. Sigcho-Lopez

The freshman alderman wants to landmark the church and its rectory building, according to a letter submitted to the Department of Planning and Development.