| Aug 5, 2013
| 8:00 AM
Ed Watson, formerly of Boyne City and most recently residing in Little Traverse Township, died Aug. 3, 2013, at McLaren Northern Michigan.
Ed was born in Union County, Ill., on Nov. 23, 1926, to Oscar and Mary Watson.
In February of 1944, Ed enlisted in...
| Jul 3, 2013
After tests found worrisome levels of arsenic in American rice last fall, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced it would test 1,000 additional samples by the end of the year and issue recommendations "promptly."
Nearly 10 months later, the...
| Jul 25, 2013
| 9:27 AM
A 46-year-old Baltimore man has been convicted of second-degree murder in the 2012 city killing of another man over a football debt, in which he used a sword he had concealed in a cane, Baltimore State's Attorney Gregg L. Bernstein's office announced...
| Jul 17, 2013
The Chicago Tribune keeps a focus on stories of local interest for our readers in the Chicago area. At times, that also includes breaking national stories that involve Chicago in some way.
Tuesday was one of those times. When news broke Monday that...
| Jul 16, 2013
| 1:45 PM
Mingling with the likes of Gen. Ulysses S. Grant, Sojourner Truth and President Abraham Lincoln helps teach Civil War buffs and the uninitiated alike a sense of history and community, said participants in the largest Civil War reenactment in Northern...
| Jul 9, 2013
| 3:15 AM
Two businesses in Bel Air recently teamed up to get a special edition Old Glory flying again.
Bishop & Adkins P.A., a CPA firm at 612 Rock Spring Road, says it recently acquired a replica of the original garrison flag that flew over Fort McHenry...
| Jun 29, 2013
| 5:23 PM
A woman was killed when an inbound Metra train hit her late this morning near Round Lake, according to the transit agency.
Milwaukee District North Line Train No. 2610 left the Fox Lake station at 11:45 a.m. and hit a pedestrian at Fairfield Road and...
| Jun 26, 2013
| 7:10 AM
A wrap-up of news from the Tribune's breaking news desk.
• Flooding closed the Edens Expressway at Pratt Avenue this morning and shut down the McHenry branch of Metra's Union Pacific Northwest Line. The expressway was closed around 7 a.m. and...
| Jun 30, 2013
VICKSBURG, Miss. — The Siege of Vicksburg was all about the Mississippi River. Whoever controlled Vicksburg controlled the river, and whoever controlled the river was going to win the Civil War.
"Vicksburg is the key," said President Lincoln....
| Jun 25, 2013
| 5:25 PM
GETTYSBURG, Pa. — If history can be believed, I spent a remarkable three days in this cradle of Civil War history.
I stood in the bedroom where Abraham Lincoln slept the night before delivering the Gettysburg Address. I touched the hole left by...
| Jun 14, 2013
What kind of mess have our state lawmakers got us into now? Illinois’ pension problem dwarfs the retirement problems of all other states. This state has a $100 billion unfunded liability or a $45,000 or more debt for every family that resides in...