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  • Harold Holzer: When Lincoln died, a nation mourned - or did it?

    Harold Holzer: When Lincoln died, a nation mourned - or did it?
    Few events in American history unleashed deeper and more profound mass mourning than the assassination of Abraham Lincoln 150 years ago, on April 15, 1865. In the North, Lincoln was the recently (and overwhelmingly) re-elected president, a revered...
  • Milwaukee mayor: Driver 'assassinated' after fatally striking toddler; $25K reward

    Milwaukee mayor: Driver 'assassinated' after fatally striking toddler; $25K reward
    A gunman, apparently enraged that a van had struck a 2-year-old boy Sunday on Milwaukee's northwest side, not only "assassinated" the driver of the van — in the words of Mayor Tom Barrett — but cut down the toddler's brother, who had rushed to...
  • Connecticut Marks 150th Anniversary Of Lincoln's Assassination

    Connecticut Marks 150th Anniversary Of Lincoln's Assassination
    Black crepe darkened windows and balconies throughout Hartford in the days after President Abraham Lincoln was shot and killed on April 14, 1865. The city was still celebrating Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee's surrender only five days earlier when...
  • ‘Game of Thrones’ postmortem: Most intriguing moments in the Season 5 premiere

     
    The fifth season of “Game of Thrones” kicked off Sunday night with a flashback, angry dragons and a grisly death. […]...
  • Racial equality still remains a dream

    Today marks the 150th anniversary of Abraham Lincoln's assassination. Perhaps the nation would have survived had some other man been president during America's darkest time, but Lincoln's contributions to our nation are undeniable, and Lincoln is arguably...
  • The Bradys and the N.R.A.

    The Bradys and the N.R.A.
    After reading the April 4 Sun Sentinel, my wife asked if I read the Sarah Brady article who died at age 73. I don't read the obituaries pages - even the thought of thinking of finding my name bothers me. I was surprised it wasn't front page news....
  • Club Calendar: Waukegan Historical Society to mark anniversary of Lincoln assassination

    Club meetings and events throughout the county. WEDNESDAY, April 15 Kiwanis Club of Grayslake: Noon at State Bank of the Lakes, 50 Commerce Drive. Libertyville Lions Club: 7 p.m. at Libertyville Civic Center, 125 W. Church St. Collects used eye...
  • When Lincoln died, a nation mourned -- or did it?

    Few events in American history unleashed deeper and more profound mass mourning than the assassination of Abraham Lincoln 150 years ago, on April 15, 1865. To Northerners, Lincoln was the recently (and overwhelmingly) reelected president, a revered...
  • Walk in Abraham Lincoln's footsteps 150 years later at preserved sites

    Walk in Abraham Lincoln's footsteps 150 years later at preserved sites
    There's nothing quite like wandering around the spot where a historic event occurred to help the imagination grasp how it all unfolded. Which is why I was standing on one side of the wraparound balcony in Washington, D.C.'s Ford's Theatre last year,...
  • Illinois will relive Lincoln's assassination and funeral

    Illinois will relive Lincoln's assassination and funeral
    Actors will take the stage April 14 in Springfield, Ill., to perform a comedy that is remembered for its role in an American tragedy. One hundred fifty years to the day that President Lincoln was shot during the laughter of Act 3, Scene 2, the curtain...
  • President Lincoln's slaying 150 years ago recalled at Ford's Theatre

    President Lincoln's slaying 150 years ago recalled at Ford's Theatre
    "Don't know the manners of good society, eh?" Asa Trenchard said to Mrs. Mountchessington. "Well, I guess I know enough to turn you inside out, old gal; you sockdologizing old man-trap!" As actor Harry Hawk delivered those lines, the crowd roared with...