| Mar 14, 2014
| 1:21 PM
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...
| Feb 24, 2014
| 7:53 AM
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...
| Feb 10, 2014
| 8:08 AM
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.
| Feb 14, 2014
| 3:16 PM
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.
| Feb 15, 2014
| 1:09 PM
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...
| Feb 22, 2014
| 4:16 PM
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...
| Apr 12, 2014
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-...
| Apr 12, 2014
| 10:00 AM
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...
| Apr 30, 2014
| 6:18 PM
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...
| Apr 10, 2014
| 12:59 PM
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...
| Jan 30, 2014
| 2:00 AM
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...