| Jun 13, 2014
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...
| May 24, 2014
| 3:00 AM
President Barack Obama Wednesday replayed a familiar scenario when dealing with scandal, in this case delays for treatment, deaths, alleged cover-ups and other acts of malfeasance reported at Veterans Administration hospitals in the United States: first...
| May 14, 2014
| 12:30 PM
4 Minute Mile
Director: Charles-Olivier Michaud
Producers: Mark DiSalle, Deborah Moore, Jennifer Reibman, Micah Sparks
Cast: Analeigh Tipton, Cam Gigandet, Kim Basinger
Sales: Double Dutch Intl.
Director: Eran Creevy
Producers: Joel Silver,...
| 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....
| 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...
| May 27, 2014
| 5:20 AM
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...
| Jun 15, 2014
| 9:51 AM
Steampunk is the theme for a new art and entertainment series that kicked off in Lockport this month in conjunction with Old Canal Days and runs to mid-August.
It combines elements of science fiction and fantasy with 19th-century technology and...
| Apr 12, 2014
| 10:00 AM
Even after nine decades as an actor, Norman Lloyd loves to perform — even if it's for an audience of one.
During a recent interview, Lloyd was brandishing the cleaver used in "Man From the South," the landmark 1960 episode of "Alfred Hitchcock...
| 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...
| Jun 10, 2014
| 9:05 AM
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&...
| Jun 12, 2014
| 2:21 PM
Illinois may have a budding celebrity chef — or politician — on its hands.
Between the two careers, Tess Boghossian, a 12-year-old girl from Palatine and the state's winner in first lady Michelle Obama's annual Healthy Lunchtime Challenge,...