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  • Civil War Miniseries to Seek $2.5 Million on Kickstarter

    A veteran TV and film writer is trying his luck on Kickstarter to raise a whopping $2.5 million in support of a 10-hour miniseries about the Civil War.
  • On this date in history: Lee surrenders

    On this date in history: Lee surrenders
    On April 9, 1865, Confederate General Robert E. Lee surrendered to Union General Ulysses S. Grant, essentially ending the American Civil War. Forced from the Confederate capital of Richmond and being followed by the Union, Lee surrendered in the...

    One-third of Panduit compound under renovation

    One-third of Panduit compound under renovation
    One of the industrial-looking buildings at Panduit's compound at 175th Street and Ridgeland Avenue in Tinley Park will be sporting a more modern look this year, if all goes according to plan. But the fate of the rest of the 65-acre property remains...

    The Civil War: A good unit's bad decision

    The Civil War: A good unit's bad decision
    It's early April 1864, more than four months after the Tribune declared Gen. Ulysses S. Grant's victory at Chattanooga, Tenn., a Rebel Waterloo, and the Civil War is far from over. Confederate forces have proved resilient. Instead of retreating "all the...

    On this date in history: Richmond falls

    On this date in history: Richmond falls
    On April 3, 1865, the Confederate capital of Richmond fell to the Union. For months, Union General Ulysses S. Grant had been trying to reach Richmond. He hit Confederate General Robert E. Lee southwest of Petersburg, collapsing Lee’s forces. On...