The Columbia Chronicle

Chicago Public Libraries waive fines as part of amnesty program

By Mark Minton

September 4, 2012

The Chicago Public Library system is are implementing a Blue Moon amnesty program in honor of the Aug. 31 blue moon to offer patrons with overdue books a clean slate.The CPL’s amnesty program is designed to bring patrons back to Chicago’s public libraries and give them an opportunity to expunge their record and utilize all of the free services libraries offer. The “Blue Moon Amnesty” is running from Aug. 20 throug...

Public funding, private brewing

By The Columbia Chronicle

September 4, 2012

The construction of a microbrewery in the Motor Row District has been approved by the Community Development Commission, a group that allocates tax increment financing funds. The brewery is the leading edge of the effort to cultivate a nightlife district on Chicago’s Near South Side.The Broad Shoulders Brewery is slated for 2337 S. Michigan Ave., one of many vacant buildings in the area. Construction of more restaurants, ba...

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