| Dec 18, 2014
| 11:43 AM
Fifty years after John F. Kennedy's assassination, Boca Raton resident Carmelo Cottone recalled his years with the president during a presentation at the Downtown Library in Boca Raton.
Cottone's mentors and teachers encouraged his interest in...
| Dec 18, 2014
| 2:58 PM
The request to put up a pair of familiar brown street signs on North Clark Street in Rogers Park sailed through the Chicago City Council, joining the 1,500 other honorary roadways aldermen have approved for 50 years.
This one, however, didn't end up a...
| Nov 12, 2014
| 10:00 PM
Everyone knows where they were and what they were doing when the most tragic, infamous events in history occurred — events that would turn everything upside down and change the world forever.
When news broke about the Sept. 11 attacks, I...
| Aug 22, 2014
Antonio Smith, 9 years old, was assassinated the other day.
He was Chicago's youngest fatal shooting victim this year. He was shot at least four times and fell in a backyard on the South Side.
And when I went out there on 71st and Woodlawn less than...
| Oct 29, 2014
| 8:01 AM
Area residents interested in the assassination of President John F. Kennedy have the opportunity to hear some inside thoughts on the controversial topic when the purported former lover of Lee Harvey Oswald makes presentations and does book signings...
| Nov 20, 2014
| 7:08 AM
November was always tough for Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis. The reason never needed explaining: President Kennedy had been assassinated in Dallas on Nov. 22, 1963. Jackie — those of us alive in the 1960s need no other identifiers — was sitting...
| Nov 21, 2014
| 2:30 AM
I asked my good friend Walter Owens, the writer-editor of Vanity Fair magazine, for permission to print his childhood memories of the JFK assassination, which he wrote last year to mark that earth-shattering event. On the eve of that solemn, history-...
| Nov 21, 2014
| 4:06 PM
A centerpiece of President Barack Obama's strategy for defeating the Islamic State is mobilizing tribal fighters to join the Iraqi military in retaking Anbar and other Sunni-dominated provinces. But new research shows the jihadists have been working since...
| Nov 6, 2014
| 7:27 AM
What did a pair of intense young women fighting to free France in World War II have in common with a shrewd and lovely Mossad agent who plotted assassinations against terrorists during the 1960s to the mid '70s? Each of these women adopted the cause of...
| Nov 11, 2014
| 2:40 PM
Fresh clashes erupted Tuesday in the West Bank, leaving at least one Palestinian demonstrator dead, as Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas accused Israel of fomenting a “destructive religious war” over a contested holy site....
| Oct 6, 2014
| 8:00 AM
The latest disclosures of Secret Service breakdowns in the agency's prime mission, the physical protection of the president, are grim reminders of a most disturbing and particularly American malady — the assassination of the nation's political...