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Democratic National Convention (1968)

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  • Quickly: 'Get the military out of our schools'

    Quickly: 'Get the military out of our schools'
    What's Quickly? It's where readers sound off on the issues of the day. Have a quote, question or quip? Call Quickly at 312-222-2426 or email quickly@post-trib.com Why can't more businesses be like Menards and publish what their American-made products...
  • Albert Sauser, TV news engineer, dies at 95

    Albert Sauser, TV news engineer, dies at 95
    During his career with CBS at WBBM-Ch. 2, Albert Sauser played an important role in historic telecasts including the Kennedy-Nixon debates, the funerals of President John F. Kennedy and his brother Robert and the 1968 Democratic National Convention in...
  • Former Gov. Dan Walker, colorful populist, dies at 92

     Former Gov. Dan Walker, colorful populist, dies at 92
    Daniel J. Walker’s career took him from a Chicago corporate boardroom to an attention-grabbing political trek across Illinois that led to the governor’s mansion, before closing with a federal prison term for bank fraud and self-exile in...
  • The passion of Illinois Gov. Dan Walker's rage against Daley's machine

    The passion of Illinois Gov. Dan Walker's rage against Daley's machine
    Don't too quickly let go of Dan Walker, one of the most admired and vilified governors of Illinois. His war with Richard J. Daley's Democratic machine took this state on a rollicking ride. Walker died early Wednesday at age 92. He is survived by the...
  • A Mike Pence pile-on invites long-term losses

    A Mike Pence pile-on invites long-term losses
    Get too far ahead of public opinion … and you lose. It's a lesson I learned in college during the late '60s. Not in some political science course, but through my double life as a student at Northwestern University and, between semesters, stock...
  • 'CBS Evening News' anchor Scott Pelley is all about the journalism

     'CBS Evening News' anchor Scott Pelley is all about the journalism
    If you look closely at the desk where Scott Pelley anchors the "CBS Evening News," you can spot about a dozen small, framed photographs standing off to his right. They depict the 13 journalists who have died in the line of duty for CBS News, going...
  • Sally Luther: Trailblazer fought discrimination, inspired many

    Sally Luther: Trailblazer fought discrimination, inspired many
    Her last elected office was secretary on the board of Villa Dora Condominiums in Mount Dora, a position she held until her death from leukemia on Feb. 3 at the age of 96. But back in 1951, 33-year-old Sally Luther was the only woman in the Minnesota...
  • Philadelphia to host 2016 Democratic Convention

    — Democrats will be heading to Philadelphia next year for their national convention to nominate the party's presidential candidate. The decision announced Thursday will put Pennsylvania in the national spotlight as Democrats attempt to hold on...
  • Joan Caro, author of controversial book on Israel, dies at 78

     Joan Caro, author of controversial book on Israel, dies at 78
    "From Time Immemorial," an against-the-grain account of the Israeli-Arab conflict, started a heated controversy when it was published in 1984. The book's author, Joan Caro, 78, died of complications from a stroke Monday, Jan. 5, in her Chicago home, said...
  • Sheldon Patinkin, a giant of Chicago comedy and theater, dies at 79

    Sheldon Patinkin, a giant of Chicago comedy and theater, dies at 79
    Sheldon Patinkin, a crucial figure in the development of improvisational comedy in Chicago and a mentor to generations of American and Canadian comedians, as well as aspiring theatrical directors and other theater artists, died Sunday at the age of 79,...
  • Dan Walker walks into Illinois governor's mansion

    Dan Walker walks into Illinois governor's mansion
    As political theater, the 2014 Illinois gubernatorial race between Bruce Rauner and Pat Quinn is a natural. Pitting a hard-charging businessman against a streetwise incumbent, it evokes a wrestling card: "Daddy Warbucks vs. The Common Man." But this...