| Apr 5, 2014
| 10:00 PM
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...
| Jan 12, 2014
The U.S. military is like the highly skilled, gadget-toting contractor who promises to give your kitchen a nifty makeover in no time whatsoever. Here's the guy you can count on to get the job done. Just look at those references! Yet by the time he...
| May 2, 2014
| 6:30 PM
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...
| May 2, 2014
| 6:36 PM
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...
| May 3, 2014
| 3:08 PM
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...
| Apr 8, 2014
| 10:58 AM
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...
| Apr 9, 2014
| 12:30 PM
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.
Michael Frost Beckner, whose credits include "Spy Game" and CBS series "The Agency," plans to unveil a...
| Mar 28, 2014
| 3:59 AM
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,...
| Mar 30, 2014
| 4:15 AM
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...
| Mar 30, 2014
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...
| Mar 13, 2014
| 11:00 AM
President Obama's appearance on the Funny or Die sketch series "Between Two Ferns With Zach Galifianakis" on Tuesday has become a viral sensation, with over 14 million views already. But not everyone is laughing, especially Stephen Colbert.