| Jul 30, 2014
| 4:10 PM
Vintage Baseball and the Tri State Home Run Derby At Fuessenich Park in Torrington will be held on Sunday Aug. 3, at 5 p.m. An admission of $5 will cover both events. Children under ten receive free admission. A rain date of Aug.10 has been set....
| Jul 30, 2014
| 1:47 PM
Open your wallet and, assuming you aren’t exclusively a plastic user, you’ll probably find a range of denominations of U.S. currency stuffed in there. And they all share one embarrassing feature: The faces on the front are all men.
| Mar 23, 2014
Long before President Barack Obama rebuked Russian President Vladimir Putin for grabbing Crimea, supposedly to protect ethnic Russians, another Illinois politician similarly castigated a potentate for being trigger happy and sticky fingered.
| Apr 27, 2014
Forty years ago this Thursday, Tribune readers found an extraordinary special section in their morning paper — a 44-page transcript of taped Oval Office conversations, the long-sought smoking gun of Watergate, perhaps the greatest political crisis...
| Jun 28, 2014
All of his senatorial colleagues were present and the galleries were packed on June 10, 1964, when Everett Dirksen rose to speak to the most far-reaching legislative proposal since the New Deal.
The senior senator from Illinois was a celebrated orator,...
| May 3, 2014
| 9:50 PM
As the Broward Republican Party wrapped up its most recent gathering, Tim Myette of Pompano Beach formed his fingers in the shape of a gun and "shot" it into his foot.
"It accomplished nothing," Myette said of the two hours in a warm hotel ballroom...
| Jun 19, 2014
| 6:57 AM
U.S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz of Weston, chairwoman of the Democratic National Committee, marked Juneteenth -- also known as Emancipation Day -- on Thursday.
It's a day that's significant to many in the African-American community.
| May 16, 2014
| 4:46 AM
He's a West Coast prodigy, but California Chrome's roots reach deep into Maryland. Both the dam and one grand-dam of the Preakness favorite were foaled and raised on a 70-acre farm in Chestertown. The owners, Tom and Chris Bowman, couldn't have imagined...
| Jul 15, 2014
| 2:08 PM
America used to be an extraordinary country. We thought big. We even dreamed big. Even when we were 13 relatively insignificant states sitting on the very edge of the Atlantic Ocean, leaders like Thomas Jefferson could foresee us as a great country...
| Jul 18, 2014
The American nation would be much different if Union Gen. William Tecumseh Sherman had never lived. Sherman was one of the four men (the others being Abraham Lincoln, Robert E. Lee and Ulysses S. Grant) who determined the outcome of the Civil War. His...
| Jul 17, 2014
| 3:24 PM
The Founding Fathers had good reasons for explicitly barring government from inserting itself into matters of religion. But nothing in the Constitution forbids a president from consulting with clerics, and meetings between presidents and religious figures...