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  • UCLA honors the daring work of Norman Lloyd

    UCLA honors the daring work of Norman Lloyd
    Even after nine decades as an actor, Norman Lloyd loves to perform — even if it's for an audience of one. During a recent interview, Lloyd was brandishing the cleaver used in "Man From the South," the landmark 1960 episode of "Alfred Hitchcock...
  • Dist. 64 parents want to keep overnight trip for 5th-graders

    Dist. 64 parents want to keep overnight trip for 5th-graders
    The majority of parents who responded to a survey about the Outdoor Education overnight trip want to keep the program, according to a task force that presented its findings to the Park Ridge-Niles District 64 school board on Feb. 10. Several parents...
  • A picture of the new South

    It is a state that Harriet Tubman and Frederick Douglass both ran away from, a state that enslaved half its black population at the time of the Civil War. It is a state that would have seceded from the Union in 1861 if not for Abraham Lincoln's last-...
  • Stephen Colbert and David Letterman: Trouble outside the comfort zone

    Stephen Colbert, who will be the new host of "Late Show" when David Letterman retires next year, has a lot in common with his predecessor. Both are seasoned, popular comedians. Both wear glasses, as Letterman noted. And both have gotten into a bit...
  • Maryland lawmakers asked to revisit vote for slavery

    Maryland lawmakers asked to revisit vote for slavery
    The Civil War casts a long shadow. In the first year of that wrenching conflict, Maryland's lawmakers voted unanimously for a constitutional amendment to bar the federal government from abolishing slavery. Now, more than 150 years later, some...
  • Vandalia's love-hate relationship with Lincoln

    Vandalia's love-hate relationship with Lincoln
    At age 25, Abraham Lincoln arrived in Vandalia with a new suit bought with borrowed money. In November 1834, the young man was about to get his first taste of politics as a newly elected state representative. This town about four hours south of...
  • Small-town Lincoln attraction damaged in high winds

     Small-town Lincoln attraction damaged in high winds
    The first news that came into Nancy Saul's tourism office in Lincoln, Ill., last Monday morning was bad news. The town's biggest roadside attraction, the world's largest covered wagon, was severely damaged by 55 mph wind gusts that whipped through...
  • Lincoln's black legion faces deadly test from enraged Norfolk doctor

    Lincoln's black legion faces deadly test from enraged Norfolk doctor
    Long before he left his Main Street home on the afternoon of July 11, 1863, David Minton Wright ranked as one of Norfolk’s most respected physicians. Many people remembered his selflessness during the Great Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1855, when...
  • The imperial Obama presidency

    What was Obama thinking? He's never made any secret of his disdain for members of Congress. After all, he made it all the way to the White House after serving only three years on the Hill. What's wrong with those dumbbells who've spent half a lifetime...
  • Polar vortex gives CPS an 'Abe-portunity'

     
    Like most area youths, Chicago Public Schools students have missed four days of classroom instruction so far this winter due to the brutal cold. But unlike most area youths, CPS students are still scheduled to get a day off on......
  • DT Thomas Holley completes his flip from Penn State, signs with Gators

    DT Thomas Holley completes his flip from Penn State, signs with Gators
    Thomas Holley, DT, Abraham Lincoln High School, Brooklyn, N.Y. Ht: 6-4 Wt: 285 Class: 2014 Recruiting Buzz: Less than a month before signing day, Holley changed his commitment from Penn State when Bill O’Brien left for the NFL. The flip gave...