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  • NATO 3 trial begins: Loud-mouth drunks or budding terrorists?

     NATO 3 trial begins: Loud-mouth drunks or budding terrorists?
    Were they terrorists “ready for war” or mouthy “goofs” looking to protest and party?
  • Trial starts for Broward men accused of plotting Chicago terrorism

    Trial starts for Broward men accused of plotting Chicago terrorism
    Were they terrorists “ready for war” or mouthy “goofs” looking to protest and party?  The first-ever terrorism prosecution by Cook County authorities began Tuesday with jurors hearing dramatically different views of the...

    Des Plaines River Anthology collects Forest Park history

    Des Plaines River Anthology collects Forest Park history
    In coming up with a fundraising project to benefit the Forest Park Historical Society last year, Augie Aleksy did not have to look far for inspiration: just about 6 feet under. Forest Park is home to four major cemeteries, and was once described by...

    Love of Chicago history fuels Paul Durica

    Love of Chicago history fuels Paul Durica
    The first time I met Paul Durica, he was Ben Reitman. This was a few summers ago at the annual Bughouse Square Debates, held by the Newberry Library in the small Washington Square Park across the street and celebrating the bygone era when that park...

    Grappling with the horrific history of Iroquois Theatre fire

    Grappling with the horrific history of Iroquois Theatre fire
    On Dec. 30, 1903, Chicago's Iroquois Theatre, located on Randolph Street between State and Dearborn streets, was destroyed by fire, killing some 600 people, many of them young children seated in a balcony filled with Chicagoans who had come into the...