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  • Hampton Roads Peace Conference enabled Lincoln as a firm leader

     Hampton Roads Peace Conference enabled Lincoln as a firm leader
    Sometime after 10:30 a.m. on Jan. 31, 1865, an eerie silence fell over the blasted landscape that divided the Union and Confederate armies at Petersburg. Thousands of soldiers on both sides stood up and watched as a flag of truce emerged from the front-...
  • Lock of Lincoln's hair sold for $800k, among items auctioned in Dallas

    Lock of Lincoln's hair sold for $800k, among items auctioned in Dallas
    A collection of Abraham Lincoln memorabilia that includes a lock of the slain president's hair has been sold for more than $800,000 at auction Saturday in Dallas. The Donald P. Dow collection brought top bids totaling $803,889, doubling expectations,...
  • Two-Man Play On Lincoln And Grant To Be In Avon

    Two-Man Play On Lincoln And Grant To Be In Avon
    AVON — A two-person performance the explores the relationship between President Abraham Lincoln and his top general during the Civil War will be on Dec. 13, the Avon Historical Society has announced. "Audience with President Abraham Lincoln and...
  • Review: 'American Queen' by John Oller

    By Patrick T. Reardon Mary Todd Lincoln was in her glory. It was March 28, 1861, and she had hosted her first state dinner at the White House as the nation's first lady. She was saying goodbye to her guests, including Kate Chase, the daughter of her...
  • Lincoln's vice-presidential switch changed history

    CHICAGO--The other day I found myself at the famous Abraham Lincoln Bookshop here, talking about my latest effort, a history on the evolution of the American vice presidency. The visit brought to mind a little-discussed Lincoln story in the book that I...
  • Should Lincoln have kept his first VP?

    Should Lincoln have kept his first VP?
    The other day I found myself at the famous Abraham Lincoln Bookshop in Chicago, talking about my latest effort, a history on the evolution of the American vice presidency. The visit brought to mind a little-discussed Lincoln story in the book that I...
  • 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...
  • 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...