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  • Was Polk the Putin of 1848?

     Was Polk the Putin of 1848?
    Long before President Barack Obama rebuked Russian President Vladimir Putin for grabbing Crimea, supposedly to protect ethnic Russians, another Illinois politician similarly castigated a potentate for being trigger happy and sticky fingered. But with...
  • 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...
  • Re-enactors bring Civil War alive

    Re-enactors bring Civil War alive
    Cannons will fire. Infantrymen will march. And once again, the Blue and the Gray will clash in downtown Naperville marking Civil War Days, a weekend reenactment from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. May 17 and 18 at Naper Settlement, 523 S. Webster St. Adorned in...
  • The Army of the James drives toward Richmond

    Three weeks after taking command of the Union army on March 10, 1864, Lt. Gen. Ulysses S. Grant boarded a steamer in Northern Virginia and headed toward Fort Monroe for what he hoped would be a landmark step in winning the Civil War. Arriving early on...
  • The Union fleet fills Hampton Roads

    No one watching the Union fleet in Hampton Roads in late April 1864 could have failed to notice when it began to swell to historic proportions. Stretching out nearly 10 miles, the giant collection of warships, transports, auxiliary vessels and barges...
  • Film Review: 'Walk of Shame'

    Watching the redoubtable Elizabeth Banks try to breathe life into the stillborn farce "Walk of Shame" is like watching a team of paramedics perform CPR on the corpse of Ulysses S. Grant. Indeed, it's an ill-tempered housecat who elicits just about the...
  • Elizabeth Banks Takes 'Walk of Shame' at the Box Office

    The Elizabeth Banks-starrer "Walk of Shame" lived up to its name during its opening weekend at the box office. Focus Features' raunchy comedy grossed a dismal $38,000 from 51 locations this past week giving the pic, which cost $15 million to produce, a...
  • BWI hits 4 degrees, coldest-ever reading for March

    BWI hits 4 degrees, coldest-ever reading for March
    Tuesday morning was Baltimore's coldest for the month of March since record-keeping began in the 1870s, with a low of 4 degrees reported at Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport by 6 a.m. The National Weather Service confirmed the...
  • Connecticut Soldiers Revealed True Toll At Civil War's Andersonville Prison

    Connecticut Soldiers Revealed True Toll At Civil War's Andersonville Prison
    The deadliest ground of the American Civil War lies in rural southwest Georgia. It is not a battlefield. It's a small area, 26 ½ acres, roughly half the size of Hartford's Bushnell Park. There, over the course of 14 months beginning in February 1864,...
  • 10 things you might not know about traffic tickets

    10 things you might not know about traffic tickets
    Russian President Vladimir Putin is accused of harassing foreign business executives by using speeding tickets as an excuse to kick them out of the country. Half a world away, Chicago's new speed cameras are churning out tickets. And Deerfield police...
  • Who Knew Hartford Had One Of Top Harness Tracks In Nation?

    Who Knew Hartford Had One Of Top Harness Tracks In Nation?
    Connecticut has had a long history with gambling, from harness racing to greyhounds to jai alai and on to the casinos. In its day Charter Oak Park, near the Hartford/West Hartford line, attracted big crowds and big names in harness racing. After a...