| Feb 18, 2011
| 7:34 AM
HOW IT GOT ITS NAME: After its location in the southwestern corner of Fairfield, one of three towns, along with Weston and Norwalk, from which it was incorporated.
HISTORY: Settled in the mid-1600s when three farmers were given permission to settle the...
| Jun 12, 2015
| 2:21 PM
It takes some unpacking to explain what happened in the U.S. House today on Pres. Barack Obama's trade legislation.
The conensus is he suffered a bad loss, unable to convince fellow Democrats to back a key portion of the package, and dooming the whole...
| Jun 12, 2015
| 3:00 AM
The long reintroduction of Hillary Clinton to the American public as a presidential candidate is getting to look like the coming-out of a wealthy and spoiled debutante.
It began with a series of small, informal tea dances in the first 2016 caucus...
| Jun 11, 2015
| 4:37 AM
Only six years ago, President Vladimir Putin visited the Polish port of Gdansk, birthplace of the Solidarity movement that threw off Soviet domination, and reassured his Eastern European neighbors that Russia had only friendly intentions.
| Mar 26, 2015
"Freedom means the supremacy of human rights everywhere."
These famous words of President Franklin Roosevelt's 1940s speech to Congress ring through the Presidents Hall of Fame museum, 123 U.S. Highway 27, a block or so away from the Florida Citrus...
| Feb 25, 2015
| 12:56 PM
In preparation for Presidents' Day, second-graders at Sward Elementary School in Oak Lawn recently learned about presidents, as they were asked to complete research projects on a specific president, according to a release from Oak Lawn-Hometown School...
| Feb 13, 2015
| 8:50 PM
Most presidential campaigns focus mostly on domestic issues such as the economy, taxes and healthcare, not foreign policy. But the 2016 presidential campaign is already shaping up to be an exception to that rule.
For one thing, the world is a mess....
| Feb 18, 2015
| 2:00 AM
For more than half a century, what had once been Hawaii's largest and longest-operating internment camp was ignored and forgotten. To the hundreds of Japanese Americans who had been forcibly confined at the camp, the experience was a source of shame and...
| Feb 23, 2015
| 8:19 AM
President Theodore Roosevelt said, “Speak softly, and carry a big stick.” More than a century later, President Barack Obama speaks loudly (and incessantly) and carries a twig.
Like Nero of ancient Rome, Obama fiddles, takes selfies and...
| Apr 1, 2015
| 2:52 PM
Gov. Bruce Rauner is personally meeting with mayors throughout the state in an effort to get them to support his "turnaround agenda" for Illinois and put pressure on the legislature.
But according to Southland mayors I spoke with, the governor is...
| Mar 29, 2015
| 4:08 PM
The cherubic child star Shirley Temple tap danced her way into millions of hearts in the 1930s, helping to lift the nation's spirit during the Great Depression.
Though it's been more than 80 years since her screen debut, memories will be stirred this...