| Apr 30, 2014
| 6:18 PM
SPRINGFIELD — This time there was no doubt that Democratic House Speaker Michael Madigan officially won approval on a vote Wednesday for his legislation to put $100 million toward a Barack Obama presidential library.
Two weeks ago, Republicans...
| Jun 3, 2014
| 8:20 PM
The release of America's only prisoner of war in Afghanistan in a trade for five senior Taliban commanders in U.S. custody was over in minutes Saturday. But it followed 31/2 years of secret on-and-off negotiations that produced far less than the White...
| Jun 4, 2014
| 10:43 AM
The release of America's only prisoner of war in Afghanistan in a trade for five senior Taliban commanders from U.S. custody took only minutes Saturday. But it followed 31/2 years of secret on-and-off negotiations that produced far less than the White...
| May 8, 2014
Letters to the editor for the May 8 TribLocal print edition from Palatine, Niles, Park Ridge and Kenilworth.
There's a new commercial on TV promoting Illinois tourism that shows an animated Abraham Lincoln doll enthusiastically jumping...
| Apr 14, 2014
| 1:35 PM
Does U.S. history have a more effective or thoughtful champion than Ken Burns?
The "Civil War" filmmaker delivers another sublime achievement in "The Address," which premieres at 9 p.m. Tuesday on PBS.
It's a real change of pace for Burns, a...
| Jun 5, 2014
| 12:30 PM
Could they do it?
It was a tough hike for six and eight year olds -- up 600 slick granite steps to the top of a waterfall, getting thoroughly splashed in the process. (I guess that's why they call it the Mist Trail.) We were in Yosemite National Park and...
| Jun 9, 2014
| 5:05 AM
In the spring of 1920, it seemed to dawn on President Woodrow Wilson that his debilitating stroke months earlier had not only hurt him politically. It had also harmed the country.
He confided in his close friend, the White House physician, Cary T....
| Apr 19, 2014
| 11:21 AM
During his final journey to Jerusalem, Jesus said: "And again I say unto you, it is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle, than for a rich man to enter the kingdom of God."
That sort of preaching was not very popular with the right-...
| Jun 10, 2014
| 8:00 AM
Three Central California parks this month will hold free walks and talks to showcase their history as whaling points, pioneer settlements and public lands.
It's a special year for California State Parks. The agency, which oversees more than 150 parks,...
| Jun 27, 2014
| 9:48 AM
Andy Serkis is always game to give the fans what they want. Whether he's on a set or at a convention, his range of creature voices, including Gollum from the "Lord of the Rings" movies and Caesar, the proud chimpanzee of the "Planet of the Apes" films....
| Jun 29, 2014
| 10:00 PM
Although Maj. Gen. Lew Wallace's Union troops had slowed Confederates advance through Maryland at Monocacy in July 1964, the rebel march continued.
Confederate Lt. Gen. Jubal A. Early pressed his exhausted troop onto his next target: Washington.