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  • Locals get onboard decorating Lincoln Funeral Train car

    Locals get onboard decorating Lincoln Funeral Train car
    Across Lake County, history buffs and President Abraham Lincoln fans have chipped in to help decorate the funeral train car that is being built in honor of the 150th anniversary of his assassination and the end of the Civil War. A number of county...
  • How Abraham Lincoln said that black lives matter

    How Abraham Lincoln said that black lives matter
    A decade and a half into the 21st century, the Voting Rights Act of 1965 is under fire, and white-on-black violence brings the cry that black lives matter. As we approach the 150th anniversary of the assassination of President Lincoln, we would do well to...
  • Leonard Pitts: Bitterness, pain from 150 years ago recalled

    On the day after the April 9, 1865, surrender at Appomattox Court House in Virginia, Abraham Lincoln appeared at a second-floor window of the White House. He was acceding to the wishes of citizens who had gathered to serenade their president in this...
  • Chicago part of Park Service's plan to mark Lincoln funeral train

    Chicago part of Park Service's plan to mark Lincoln funeral train
    The National Park Service plans to mark the 150th anniversary of Abraham Lincoln's funeral procession from Washington, D.C., to Springfield with events in Chicago and other cities spanning mid-April to early May. Commemorations starting this month...
  • Discovery Museum hosts 'An Evening with Mr. and Mrs. Lincoln'

    Discovery Museum hosts 'An Evening with Mr. and Mrs. Lincoln'
    April marks the beginning of spring, but it also marks an important time in America's history — the end of the Civil War in 1865. Lake County Discovery Museum will be hosting a few events to commemorate the important period of history that took...
  • After 150 years, Dixie still a place apart

    On the day after the surrender at Appomattox Courthouse, Abraham Lincoln appeared at a second-floor window of the White House. He was acceding to the wishes of citizens who had gathered to serenade their president in this moment of victory. They called...
  • 150th anniversary of the end of the Civil War to be celebrated

    150<sup>th</sup> anniversary of the end of the Civil War to be celebrated
    For the past four years, the Heart of the Civil War Heritage Area, an organization representing Carroll, Frederick and Washington counties, has commemorated the 150th anniversary of Civil War milestones. With April 9 representing the anniversary of...
  • Roosevelt parking plan divides District 90 candidates

    The north parking lot plan of the Roosevelt Exterior Project became one of the most divisive issues in the village in recent history. We asked the candidates for the River Forest Elementary School District 90 Board, "Should District 90 accept the...
  • Review: 'Lincoln's Greatest Case' by Brian McGinty

    Review: 'Lincoln's Greatest Case' by Brian McGinty
    On the Mississippi River, between Rock Island, Ill., and Davenport, Iowa, a steamboat crashed into the first railroad bridge ever built across the river. The impact caused the boat, known as the Effie Afton, to explode into flames and sink into the river....
  • GOP's new goal: A less-white party

    Republicans are starting to show some color again. The midterm election that swept Republicans into control of both houses of Congress also brought in the party's largest group of black lawmakers since Reconstruction: three. Hey, it's a start. They...
  • Can the GOP become a less-white party?

    Can the GOP become a less-white party?
    Republicans are starting to show some color again. The midterm election that swept Republicans into control of both houses of Congress also brought in the party's largest group of black lawmakers since Reconstruction: Three. Hey, it's a start. They...