| Jun 6, 2014
| 6:02 PM
Each week we bring you the very best in visual journalism. This year marks the 70th anniversary since the D-Day invasions, a vast military operation by Allied forces in Normandy, which turned the tide of World War II, eventually leading to the...
| Jun 3, 2014
| 6:52 AM
President Barack Obama promised Tuesday to beef up military support for eastern European members of the NATO alliance who fear they could be next in the firing line after the Kremlin's intervention in Ukraine.
Under fire from critics at home who say his...
| Jun 18, 2014
| 1:16 PM
As the granddaughter of Holocaust survivors, Cantor Andrea Rae Markowicz had a personal stake in spending a recent Monday evening glimpsing ominous diary passages penned by a close confidant of Adolf Hitler.
"This is part of my family's narrative, and a...
| Jul 1, 2014
| 2:35 PM
More than 800 people are scheduled to participate in this year's edition of the Downers Grove July 4 parade.
About 80 organizations, businesses, churches and political figures are on tap to march down the village's center Friday afternoon, officials...
| Jun 9, 2014
| 1:07 PM
On June 6, 1944, William O'Malley waded into the surf on Omaha Beach, part of the first wave of troops in the D-Day invasion of Normandy, France.
O'Malley said he remembers the flat beach that seemed to stretch for miles, and the wall of bluffs topped...
| Jun 2, 2014
| 11:16 AM
Although Memorial Day has come and gone, Friday provides another opportunity to honor the memory and bravery of those who have served.
June 6 marks 70 years since D-Day, when America and its allies daringly stormed the beaches of Normandy, a turning...
| Mar 10, 2014
| 4:50 PM
William Guarnere didn't have to go to war.
At the time of the Pearl Harbor attack in 1941, he was building tanks at the old Baldwin Locomotive Works in Philadelphia, a job considered crucial to the war effort and good for an exemption from military...
| Feb 23, 2014
| 8:16 PM
When Alice Herz-Sommer played the piano at Theresienstadt her audience was enthralled.
As she approached the end of Chopin's difficult Revolutionary Etude, the piece's mounting musical turbulence exploded.
"Alice's hands slid furiously over the keys,...
| Mar 12, 2014
| 2:32 PM
Leo Bretholz, a Holocaust survivor who became a major voice in the campaign to gain reparations from companies that transported victims to concentration camps during World War II, died in his sleep Saturday at his home in Pikesville, Md. He was 93....
| Apr 26, 2014
| 10:10 AM
Daniel Anker, an award-winning documentarian who used film to reexamine complex historical events, including Hollywood's portrayal of the Holocaust and a life-saving sled-dog run in Alaska, died Monday in New York. He was 50.
The cause was pneumonia,...
| May 23, 2014
| 4:24 PM
The telegram arrived June 20, 1944.
Catherine Pokrifcsak says she was home from work the day her family got the kind of news that families of American men at war have been receiving for centuries:
Your son/husband/brother is dead.
Second Lt. Peter...