| Feb 26, 2015
| 6:00 PM
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...
| Feb 14, 2015
| 3:55 PM
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...
| Feb 13, 2015
| 7:08 AM
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...
| Jan 7, 2015
| 8:52 PM
"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...
| Dec 11, 2014
| 3:18 PM
Buildings going up in flames. Militarized police forces. Demonstrators disrupting routines of city life.
These images aren't from news coverage of fallout from controversial police actions in Ferguson, Mo., and Staten Island. They form a record of...
| Nov 15, 2014
| 4:25 AM
Until Jane Byrne managed the feat 35 snowy winters ago, nobody -- reformers or liberals, dissidents or Democratic Party dropouts -- had been able to loosen the famed Chicago machine's iron grip on City Hall.
So going into the 1979 mayoral election,...
| Nov 21, 2014
| 4:03 PM
I first met then-Gov. Abraham Ribicoff in the summer of 1958 when he was running for re-election and I, a 26-year-old, was working for John Bailey, the Democratic state chairman.
To say I "met" Ribicoff is a considerable exaggeration. Bailey told me...
| Nov 25, 2014
| 9:26 AM
What to give that binge-watcher on your holiday list? Gifts of Blu-ray or DVDs will help fans catch up on the most-buzzed-about television programs these days. Consider:
•"The Roosevelts: An Intimate History" is one of Ken Burns' best. The 14-...
| Nov 1, 2014
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...
| Nov 5, 2014
| 1:36 PM
A few years back, the transcript of an early story meeting between the creators of "Raiders of the Lost Ark" surfaced on the Internet. In it, screenwriter Lawrence Kasdan and director Steven Spielberg sit down with executive producer George Lucas, who...
| Oct 1, 2014
| 1:52 PM
So let's start with this little mathematical nugget: 1968 was almost half a century ago.
I make that point to underscore that the year, monumental in American culture, is not recent history. It's much smaller in the rearview mirror than it may feel to...