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  • Where were you 8 years ago today?

    Where were you 8 years ago today?
    Where are we in the presidential election cycle compared to the 2008 election (the last one where there was no incumbent running?) Well, exactly eight years ago today, I was in Springfield without about 15,000 other freezing souls to watch U.S. Sen...
  • Presentation On Gideon Welles Civil War Diary At Statehouse Tuesday

    Presentation On Gideon Welles Civil War Diary At Statehouse Tuesday
    GLASTONBURY — Civil War historians and enthusiasts will explore the diary of Gideon Welles Tuesday at the Old State House. Welles, the Glastonbury native who served as Secretary of the Navy under President Abraham Lincoln, will be showcased with a...
  • East Dundee shows its love for Lincoln

    East Dundee is planning an event that will celebrate both Abraham Lincoln's birthday and Valentine's Day. Fittingly called "Love and Lincoln," festivities will include professional snow sculptors creating a bust of Lincoln, Mr. and Mrs. Lincoln...
  • Manes: Retired Gary educator a witness to history

    "The impact of her personality and its unwavering devotion to high principle and purpose cannot be contained in a single day or era." – Martin Luther King (summarizing Eleanor Roosevelt's commitment to racial justice) In honor of Black History...
  • Review: 'Lincoln and the Power of the Press' by Harold Holzer

    Review: 'Lincoln and the Power of the Press' by Harold Holzer
    For the North, the goal of the Civil War was to reunite the nation. That's how Abraham Lincoln defined it and why the Northern states rallied behind the effort. Yet, the question of abolishing slavery was always somewhere in the discussion. Many...
  • Albert Hunt: Can Walker be president without a college degree?

    Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker has buzz. He has impressed conservative activists in Des Moines, and is thefront-runner for likely Republican Iowa caucus-goers, according to a Bloomberg Politics-Des Moines Register poll published this past weekend....
  • Hampton Roads Peace Conference enabled Lincoln as a firm leader

     Hampton Roads Peace Conference enabled Lincoln as a firm leader
    Sometime after 10:30 a.m. on Jan. 31, 1865, an eerie silence fell over the blasted landscape that divided the Union and Confederate armies at Petersburg. Thousands of soldiers on both sides stood up and watched as a flag of truce emerged from the front-...
  • Lock of Lincoln's hair sold for $800k, among items auctioned in Dallas

    A collection of Abraham Lincoln memorabilia that includes a lock of the slain president's hair has been sold for more than $800,000 at auction Saturday in Dallas. The Donald P. Dow collection brought top bids totaling $803,889, doubling expectations,...
  • Two-Man Play On Lincoln And Grant To Be In Avon

    Two-Man Play On Lincoln And Grant To Be In Avon
    AVON — A two-person performance the explores the relationship between President Abraham Lincoln and his top general during the Civil War will be on Dec. 13, the Avon Historical Society has announced. "Audience with President Abraham Lincoln and...
  • Lincoln's civil rights record wasn't so rosy

    Lincoln's civil rights record wasn't so rosy
    In a Jan. 4 op-ed entitled "Embracing civil liberties," Ben Jealous implores the Republican Party to restore itself to a "sincere civil rights advocacy" that dates all the way back to Abraham Lincoln. Mr. Jealous does not distinguish myth from history....
  • Straub brings 50 capitols experience to Oak Park home-schooling program

    Straub brings 50 capitols experience to Oak Park home-schooling program
    It’s one thing to memorize the names of all 50 capitals across the United States. It’s quite another to visit all of the capitol buildings in those cities — a feat that Mickey Straub accomplished two years ago during a whirlwind 44-day...