| Feb 10, 2015
| 2:01 PM
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...
| Feb 9, 2015
| 12:04 PM
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...
| Feb 7, 2015
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...
| Feb 7, 2015
| 10:34 AM
"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...
| Feb 5, 2015
| 6:57 AM
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...
| Feb 3, 2015
| 5:20 AM
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....
| Jan 29, 2015
| 7:44 PM
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-...
| Jan 24, 2015
| 7:08 PM
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,...
| Dec 1, 2014
| 11:03 AM
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...
| Jan 13, 2015
| 9:15 AM
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....
| Dec 23, 2014
| 8:50 AM
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...