| Jul 2, 2015
| 9:00 PM
As our nation celebrates 239 years of telling everyone we are the land of freedom, it seems fitting that two symbols of the opposite of freedom — Alexander Hamilton and the Confederate flag — would exit stage right and into the dustbin of...
| Jun 25, 2015
| 5:13 AM
Members of Illinois' congressional delegation want an expansion of the Abraham Lincoln National Heritage Area that would include all the sites of his famed debates with Stephen Douglas.
The office of U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk says he, Sen. Dick Durbin and five...
| Jun 22, 2015
| 4:31 PM
An account about a slave being smuggled in a false-bottomed wagon. The undisputed presence of some vehement "abolitionists" fighting slavery right here in the Dundees and Elgin. And then there's that unexplained pit and secret room found beneath the...
| Jun 19, 2015
| 1:22 AM
A rare signed copy of President Abraham Lincoln's Emancipation Proclamation freeing slaves in the Confederate states will be on exhibit for about a year at the National Underground Freedom Center in Cincinnati.
Lincoln issued the original proclamation in...
| Jun 5, 2015
| 8:45 AM
The home of Waukegan's first mayor — who once had a presidential aspirant named Abraham Lincoln spend the night during a campaign stop — is among a quartet of structures with Civil War roots that were granted local landmark status earlier this...
| Jun 4, 2015
| 3:25 PM
Gov. Mike Pence traded Hoosier facts about women's suffrage and Abraham Lincoln's Indiana legacy in a friendly exchange with students at the Frankie Woods-McCullough Girls Academy in Gary Thursday.
Pence spent the day in Northwest Indiana, his first...
| Apr 9, 2015
| 8:34 AM
Things to do and see in southern Wisconsin.
ANDERSON ARTS CENTER: 121 66th St., Kenosha. (262) 653-048; http://www.andersonartscenter.com..
KAALEIDOSCOPE GALLERY: Kenosha Art Association, 5615 7th Ave., Kenosha. (262) 654-0065. Student Art...
| May 11, 2015
| 11:53 AM
CANTERBURY - The Fine Art and Craft Exhibit and Sale (FACES) at the Finnish Hall, 76 North Canterbury Road, will be on Saturday, Oct. 3., at 9:30 a.m. This is an event listed in The Last Green Valley's Walktober calendar. A call for...
| May 4, 2015
| 5:54 PM
It is not unusual for a reader to take one or two chapters to determine whether a book is a good one or a bad one. In the case of Richard S. Lowry's new book, "The Photographer and the President," it took only the first paragraph of his introduction to...
| Apr 9, 2015
| 6:08 AM
Near the end of his prose and poetry collection "Memoranda During the War," Walt Whitman contemplated the scope of carnage across the national landscape — "the dead, the dead, the dead — our dead."Those words, notes Richard S. Lowry in his new...
| May 4, 2015
| 1:21 PM
The 160-year-old governor's mansion in Springfield is a wreck, and a perfect symbol for Illinois. (Motto: The Fixer-Upper State.)
Want to talk about the leaking roof or the leaking pension system? The warped floorboards or warped politics? You get the...