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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Rauner inauguration events paid for by pro-business interests

    Rauner inauguration events paid for by pro-business interests
    Gov.-elect Bruce Rauner heads to Springfield on Sunday to start his inaugural festivities, a series of events largely paid for by pro-business interests. The Republican campaigned on a theme of shaking up Springfield and railed against the entrenched...
  • Bethlehem's Mark Will-Weber pours details on presidential drinking in new book

    Lyndon B. Johnson loved to drink and drive (and at a high rate of speed) in his Lincoln Continental. Richard Nixon was known to drunk-dial major political figures late at night from the White House. And Franklin D. Roosevelt, while president, once hid...
  • Bob Graham brings own intelligence to torture report

    Bob Graham brings own intelligence to torture report
    No Floridian can discuss the Senate Intelligence Committee report on torture with more credibility than Bob Graham. The two-term governor served three terms in the U.S. Senate, the last as a member of the Intelligence Committee on and after 9/11. Graham...
  • Gen. William T. Sherman's 'March to the Sea,' through the eyes of a Union soldier

    Gen. William T. Sherman's 'March to the Sea,' through the eyes of a Union soldier
    When Gen. William T. Sherman successfully completed his "March to the Sea" 150 years ago this month, he sent President Abraham Lincoln a Christmas greeting like no other. "I beg to present you as a Christmas gift the City of Savannah, with one hundred...
  • From the Archives: Why Lincoln set a day for Thanksgiving

    From the Archives: Why Lincoln set a day for Thanksgiving
    Editor's Note: With Thanksgiving upon us, we look back at a 1950 Tribune story reporting the discovery of a letter from editor and advocate Sarah Hale urging President Abraham Lincoln to declare a national Thanksgiving holiday. Six days after Hale wrote...