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  • Comic book is Rep. John Lewis' civil rights-era teaching tool

    WASHINGTON "March: Book Two," the second installment of the comic book version of Rep. John Lewis' odyssey during the civil rights movement, takes readers inside the days when he and his fellow nonviolent protesters faced a rising wave of violent attacks....
  • Supreme Court asked to scale back landmark fair housing law

    The Supreme Court signaled Wednesday it may be about to chip away at  another 1960s-era civil rights law. At issue is the Fair Housing Act of 1968, passed a week after Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s assassination. The law makes it illegal to refuse to...
  • Song in movie 'Selma' diminishes King's legacy

    Song in movie 'Selma' diminishes King's legacy
    Martin Luther King Jr.'s accomplishments rank at or near the top of all American achievements in the last 100 years. His memory should be celebrated and his guidance followed, not just on his birthday but throughout every year. "Selma" was a powerful...
  • Girls basketball: Gabrielle Rush sets Hinsdale Central scoring record

    Girls basketball: Gabrielle Rush sets Hinsdale Central scoring record
    Gabrielle Rush became the all-time leading scorer in Hinsdale Central girls basketball history Monday and the Princeton-bound guard didn’t even need one of her 30-point games to set the record. With her 12th point during a 59-40 loss to Rockford...
  • Church sponsors celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

    The Windsor community came together at the Windsor Town Hall on Monday, Jan. 19, for The Archer Memorial A.M.E. Zion Church's annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration event. Among those in attendance were reverends and choirs from various churches,...
  • Arkansas bill would remove Robert E. Lee from MLK Day

    Two Arkansas legislators said Wednesday it is inappropriate to honor Martin Luther King Jr. and the leader of the Confederate Army on the same day and proposed ending the state's decades-old tradition of honoring Robert E. Lee. Arkansas is one of just...
  • Box office top 20: Clint Eastwood's 'American Sniper' hits $107 million over holiday weekend

    The record wide-release opening of "American Sniper" was even bigger than estimated. Clint Eastwood's war drama took in $107 million over the four-day Martin Luther King Jr. holiday weekend. The result is the biggest January weekend ever and easily the...
  • New books about slavery, cotton and commerce

    In the South of my childhood, a field of cotton on a sunny fall day was a beautiful sight the whitest of white bolls against a blue sky. Unless you were picking it. Before the age of mechanized cultivation, my parents hand-picked cotton on their parents'...
  • Timing of Jackson-Lee event just coincidence?

    Timing of Jackson-Lee event just coincidence?
    In your article "Protestors urge Confederate group to move event held on MLK weekend" (Jan. 17), members of the Sons of Confederate Veterans were quoted as saying that they have been holding their commemoration of Robert E. Lee and Stonewall Jackson on...
  • MLK inspires kids to write get well cards to kids at Waukegan hospital

    MLK inspires kids to write get well cards to kids at Waukegan hospital
    Children recovering from various illnesses on the pediatric floor of the Vista East Medical Center in Waukegan will soon receive brightly colored get well cards with words of encouragement. The heartfelt messages were the inspirational result of a Dr....
  • Pictures in the News | Jan. 19, 2015

     
    In Monday's Pictures in the News a speech by Martin Luther King Jr. is commemorated at the Temple Israel of Hollywood. Manila: Pope Francis greets the crowd after celebrating Mass at a park. The pope celebrated Mass with millions of singing and cheering...