| Nov 7, 2012
| 10:24 AM
The late Illinois poet Carl Sandburg once called President Obama’s town, Chicago, the “hog butcher of the world.” Here in Kabul, the former Midwest capital of slaughterhouses has a kindred spirit in Butcher Street, a small road lined...
| Sep 17, 2012
| 3:00 AM
One hundred fifty years ago today, two great armies clashed in a titanic struggle that would decide the fate of a nation. "Around a cornfield and a little white Dunker church, around a stone bridge and in a pasture lane worn by cow paths, surged a human...
| Jun 6, 2013
Drive far enough for your radio presets to go fuzzy, where newspaper boxes and area codes look unfamiliar, and your car ride can now be deemed a road trip.
An hour from downtown Chicago is that placid slice of northern Indiana and southwestern...
| Feb 11, 2013
| 2:49 PM
Carl Sandburg High School officials are mourning the loss of the high school's athletic director who was found dead Sunday afternoon after a single-vehicle accident in Carroll County.
Bruce Scheidegger, 54, had been reported missing at 11:07 p.m....
| Feb 1, 2013
| 3:08 PM
You have, no doubt, heard about the new Carl Sandburg poem.
Perhaps you have read it too. It is titled "A Revolver," and it was discovered a few weeks ago by Ernie Gullerud, a former professor of social work at the University of Illinois at Urbana-...
| Jan 21, 2013
| 7:55 AM
With the debate over gun control heating up, a retired volunteer at a University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign made a timely find.
Ernie Gullerud, a former professor of social work at the university, came upon a previously unpublished poem by Carl...
| Dec 28, 2012
| 2:20 PM
Chicago makes a claim on many writers — Nelson Algren, David Mamet, Ernest Hemingway, Carl Sandburg — even if those scribes spent only a portion of their lives within its sweet confines. But Thornton Wilder, the author of such iconic plays...
| Dec 21, 2012
| 8:11 PM
Carl Sandburg wrote, "A baby is God's opinion that life should go on."
Oh, God, dear God, what is your opinion about the slaughter of 20 babies and their brave teachers? Is it now your opinion that life should not go on? This is one path some have...
| May 17, 2013
| 10:35 PM
Deanna Pirpiris, Chicago, Taft High School
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Courtney Ackerman, Wilmette, New Trier Township High School
Leila Ayoub, Arlington Heights, Buffalo Grove High School
Emily Bartusiak, Lake Forest, Woodlands Academy of...
| Sep 30, 2012
| 3:15 PM
Since the first train came in 1851, Galesburg has been a railroad town. Carl Sandburg's father worked for the Burlington shops, and today the BNSF Railway Co. is the city's largest employer. As many as 200 trains a day pass through the town on seven...
| Oct 9, 2012
| 4:52 AM
A high school cashier who helped police catch three women after a theft from the southwest suburban school last month has herself been charged with stealing nearly $10,000 in bank deposits from the school, authorities said.
Cheryl L. Becker, 54, of Oak...