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  • Review: 'Freedom's Ballot' by Margaret Garb

    Review: 'Freedom's Ballot' by Margaret Garb
    Historians write to illuminate our shared past, to explicate the forces that shape our present. But successive historical narratives also can create a series of veils, distancing the past from the present. The more recent dominates our thoughts. The...
  • Buddies and budding actor, writer hustle to land their big breaks

    Buddies and budding actor, writer hustle to land their big breaks
    The actor from Cleveland skimmed San Pedro in a banged-up Kia. He drove down a ragged street past a tattoo parlor and a sign for the Hotel Cabrillo. A few dicey-looking characters walked by with big dogs on chains. Robert McHalffey turned right and,...
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  • Saluting The Many Who Sacrificed All

    Saluting The Many Who Sacrificed All
    The Civil War, the United States' most deadly conflict, gave birth to two important ways to commemorate the rank-and-file who had fallen. One was Memorial Day, which we celebrate today. Originally known as Decoration Day, its original purpose was to set...
  • Madigan makes power play for Lincoln library and museum

    Madigan makes power play for Lincoln library and museum
    SPRINGFIELD — The latest political power play at the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum comes from Speaker Michael Madigan, who is pushing a plan to set up the center as a free-standing state agency despite opponents’ concerns...
  • Some presidents' health problems were shielded from public

    Some presidents' health problems were shielded from public
    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....
  • California: Shipwrecks? Pioneers? Free state park tours tell the tales

    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,...
  • Developer Kingdon Gould Jr. reflects on his 60-year legacy

    Kingdon Gould, Jr., 90, is a noted businessman, real estate developer and former U.S. ambassador under two presidents. He is a great-grandson of railroad tycoon Jay Gould. Over the course of his more than six decades as a resident of Howard County, Gould&...
  • Lawmakers nearing end of spring session and still no budget

    Lawmakers nearing end of spring session and still no budget
    The General Assembly will be back in session today on one of the last days of the spring session, with lawmakers still trying to agree on a state budget. The Senate is set to reconvene at 10 a.m. and the House at 11:30 a.m. House Speaker Michael...
  • Mayor talks books

    Mayor talks books
    Monday marks the first day of registration for the city's summer reading program, which made late-night TV last week when Mayor Emanuel bet "The Tonight Show" host Jimmy Fallon that if Chicago's children read 2.4 million books this summer, Fallon will...