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  • St. Charles to celebrate history Sept. 20 at Langum Park

    St. Charles to celebrate history Sept. 20 at Langum Park
    History enthusiasts and St. Charles officials are inviting the community to a special event at Langum Park next weekend to celebrate the recent move of an 1840s structure and the city's Civil War history. On Sept. 20, Mayor Ray Rogina will lead...
  • Group sets up display in honor of Constitution Week

    Group sets up display in honor of Constitution Week
    When the National Society, Daughters of the American Revolution petitioned Congress in 1955 to set aside Sept. 17 to 23 annually to be dedicated to observe Constitution Week, the fledgling Don Josť Verdugo Chapter was only two years old. National’...
  • Toronto: Documentary on New York's Rats in the Works

    Dakota Group and Submarine have optioned movie rights to Robert Sullivan's book "Rats: Observations on the History and Habitat of the City's Most Unwanted Residents." Production on the documentary is set to begin early next year. Producers are David Koh,...
  • Is economic stagnation the new normal?

    Is economic stagnation the new normal?
    The concept of "secular stagnation" — that the economy may be facing a protracted period of low growth and high unemployment — has been seeping back into economic and policy discourse. Once relegated to the margins of heterodox economic...
  • Take a walk on the Connecticut Freedom Trail

    Today, following the stops on the Connecticut Freedom Trail is a sobering, yet risk-free adventure into the past of our multi-faceted state. Those who originally tred it did so secretly, often in the dead of night, and if they were caught they could be...
  • Revolutionary War re-enactment brings history to life

    Revolutionary War re-enactment brings history to life
    There won't be live ammunition fired at the Revolutionary War re-enactment at Cantigny Park, but simulated rounds from cannons, howitzers and mortars will pack plenty of punch. "It's a lot of noise and smoke. The public loves it," says Bill Hess, a...
  • Robert J. Fisher: American history offers insight into Ferguson shooting, riots

    On March 5, 1770, a contingent of British soldiers fired on a crowd of unarmed protesters who were threatening a sentry. Five colonists were killed in what became known as the Boston Massacre. Committees of Correspondence were formed to publicize news...
  • What is the Midwestern literary tradition?

    What is the Midwestern literary tradition?
    You have your Southern Gothic tales and your Westerns, the San Francisco beats and the New York poets — but what is the literary tradition of the Midwest? It's a hazy question: People don't think of the Rust Belt as a nexus of literary culture....
  • A.J. Langguth dies at 81; foreign correspondent and historian of wars

    A.J. (Jack) Langguth, a former foreign correspondent, longtime USC professor and historian of wars whose book on the Vietnam conflict was widely admired for a narrative sweep that gave serious weight to the perspectives of ordinary North Vietnamese and...
  • Vegas shooters ID'd, planned to put swastika 'on every cop we kill'

    Officials on Monday identified Jerad and Amanda Miller, a young married couple from Indiana who acquaintances said grew increasingly disillusioned with police and government officials, as the shooters in the rampage that left two police officers and a...
  • Las Vegas shooters saw government as the enemy

    Las Vegas shooters saw government as the enemy
    They were happily married and unhappily American. Six months ago, Jerad and Amanda Miller left home in Indiana on a cross-country road trip with their two cats to start a new life in Las Vegas. Amanda, 22, had a part-time job at Hobby Lobby; Jerad, 31,...