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  • Aug. 2 Letters: Mental health, ethics reform, racism

    Your July 24 editorial ("An unwavering focus") rightly calls for urgent, critical examination and definitive change to mental health care systems in Virginia. Thank you and keep it up. It's a tall order that demands both immediate and longer term...
  • Americans find meaning in Israeli military service

    Americans find meaning in Israeli military service
    When she was in 10th grade, Risa Kelemer made up her mind: She wanted to serve in the army. The Israeli army. A member of Congregation Shomrei Emunah in Greenspring and a student at Yeshivat Rambam in Park Heights, the Baltimore native visited the...
  • Will Tribune Publishing be a paper tiger or new media lion?

    Will Tribune Publishing be a paper tiger or new media lion?
    For the first time in 90-plus years, the Chicago Tribune is disconnected from the broadcast business. Its corporate family has been broken up and the Tribune, the wellspring of an empire built on ideas and innovation, is no longer complemented by the TV...
  • Budget cuts prompt a dozen Illinois historic sites to pare schedules

     Budget cuts prompt a dozen Illinois historic sites to pare schedules
    Visitors to some state-run historic sites, such as Lincoln’s Tomb in Springfield, will have fewer days a week to access them starting later this year, the Illinois Historic Preservation Agency announced Monday. ¬†Of the state’s 56 historic...
  • Gene Callahan, Illinois political aide and MLB lobbyist, 1935-2014

     Gene Callahan, Illinois political aide and MLB lobbyist, 1935-2014
    During a spring 2000 campaign stop in Hilton Head, S.C., by George W. Bush, a reporter was asked by Gene Callahan to find out whether the Republican presidential contender remembered him from their baseball management days. "Gene-O was there?" Bush said...
  • No resolution for 'wrong turn' Marine who entered Mexico with guns

    No resolution for 'wrong turn' Marine who entered Mexico with guns
    TIJUANA -- Andrew Tahmooressi, the former Marine who has been charged with violating Mexican gun laws, arrived at a federal courthouse here Monday morning in a dramatic, and slightly ironic, motorcade of armored vehicles, blaring sirens and black-clad men...
  • The Civil War: The Fall of Atlanta and the 'peace sneaks'

    The Civil War: The Fall of Atlanta and the 'peace sneaks'
    The Chicago Tribune hailed the fall of Atlanta as much for its political import as for its military significance. After a long siege of the key Southern city, Gen. William Sherman finally managed on Sept. 2, 1864, to force Rebel Gen. John Hood and his...
  • A siege to be remembered in Petersburg

    No one who knows the history of the Civil War needs to be reminded of the Siege of Petersburg's landmark status. But with the 150th anniversary of the brutal 10-month struggle in which the Union army finally brought the Confederacy to its knees, the...
  • Event to showcase Civil War-era embalming

    Modern funeral homes owe much of their history to the Civil War, when embalming emerged as a way to deliver fallen soldiers to their homes for burial. During a free presentation Thursday in Lake Forest, the audience will learn more about the practice...
  • Re-enactors bring Civil War alive

    Re-enactors bring Civil War alive
    Cannons will fire. Infantrymen will march. And once again, the Blue and the Gray will clash in downtown Naperville marking Civil War Days, a weekend reenactment from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. May 17 and 18 at Naper Settlement, 523 S. Webster St. Adorned in...
  • Naper Settlement building gets new identity

    Naper Settlement building gets new identity
    After four decades, the small white building on Naper Settlement's museum grounds has a new identity. What was long known as the Murray House has been transformed into the Hobson Law Office after researchers discovered new information about the...