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  • Library accused of violating Open Meetings Act

    Library accused of violating Open Meetings Act
    Orland Park Public Library trustees are re-voting on all actions taken at a February meeting where board members decided to uphold the library's controversial computer policy after several patrons accused library officials of violating the Open Meetings...
  • Williamsburg raiders threaten Richmond

    Sometime about 10 a.m. on Feb. 6, 1864, the road leading west from Williamsburg began to rumble under the weight of one of the largest Union raids ever aimed at the Confederate capital in Richmond. Nearly 7,000 bluecoats moved out in an ambitious...
  • Forging Lincoln's black legion

     Forging Lincoln's black legion
    Most Union troops moving from Fort Monroe to Yorktown during the Civil War made the trip by boat. But soon after the first African-American regiment on the Peninsula arrived at Old Point Comfort in October 1863, it took to the road. Resplendent in...
  • 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...
  • Black cavalrymen battle Confederates near Civil War Suffolk

    When the gray-clad soldiers of the 49th North Carolina formed a line of battle on the old Somerton Road near Suffolk early on the morning of March 9, 1864, they were already bone tired and foot sore. Nearly two weeks of tough marches and skirmishes in...
  • Civil War black troops repulse Confederate assault in milestone Charles City battle

    Civil War black troops repulse Confederate assault in milestone Charles City battle
    Union Brig. Gen. Edward A. Wild was already a marked man when he landed on the banks of the James River near Sherwood Forest plantation in Charles City on May 5, 1864. So was his "African Brigade," whose relentless pursuit of Confederate partisans in...
  • 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-...
  • 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...
  • $100 million for Obama library advances after 'do over' in Springfield

    SPRINGFIELD — This time there was no doubt that Democratic House Speaker Michael Madigan officially won approval on a vote Wednesday for his legislation to put $100 million toward a Barack Obama presidential library. Two weeks ago, Republicans...
  • 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...