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  • Visiting Vicksburg, Miss., a city that was key to North's victory in Civil War

    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....
  • Gettysburg's 150th: War never looked so peaceful

    Gettysburg's 150th: War never looked so peaceful
    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...
  • The Last Bison, a chamber-folk band from Chesapeake, is poised for March 5 album release

    The Last Bison, a chamber-folk band from Chesapeake, is poised for March 5 album release
    To say The Last Bison have a lot of irons in the fire is a flaming understatement. The band's major-label debut album, "Inheritance," is set for a March 5 release. A new video is in progress. On Tuesday, the band heads back out on the road. The group'...
  • Northwestern secures 19-man class

    Northwestern secures 19-man class
    If nothing else, Northwestern’s 2013 signees are punctual. The school locked in its 19th and final member of the ’13 class at 9:42 a.m., when Californian Brett Walsh faxed in his letter of intent. Offensive lineman Sam Coverdale was NU&...
  • A whoosh of fresh air at lively DuPage Children's Museum

    A whoosh of fresh air at lively DuPage Children's Museum
    Let's pretend for a moment that you're raising your kids the way people did in the olden days, before traveling taekwondo clubs and chess club championships and daylong birthday parties at paintball shooting ranges. In other words, let's pretend you'...
  • The North Shore's last run

    The North Shore's last run
    With both a bang and a whimper, the North Shore railroad, half a century ago this month, pulled the plug on a trolley wire that stretched from Chicago to Milwaukee and made the fortunes of towns in between. Its last southbound train crashed into an...
  • Quinn, Emanuel announce loan for Chicago water pipe repairs

    Quinn, Emanuel announce loan for Chicago water pipe repairs
    Gov. Pat Quinn joined Mayor Rahm Emanuel Wednesday to announce a $15 million loan to help the city rebuild pipelines that carry drinking water. The 20-year loan will allow the city to replace about seven miles of pipeline and is aimed at helping speed...
  • Man hospitalized after being pulled from Chicago River

    Man hospitalized after being pulled from Chicago River
    A man was pulled from the Chicago River near Union Station downtown this morning, officials said. The incident happened about 9:20 a.m. at the Adams Street bridge over the river at 222 S. Riverside Plaza, according to Chicago Fire Media. The man was...
  • Chicago man dies in Matteson car accident

    Chicago man dies in Matteson car accident
    A man died and another person was ejected from a car that crashed on the ramp from westbound U.S. Route 30 to Northbound Interstate 57 in South Suburban Matteson, Illinois State Police said. Accident reconstruction officers are at the scene and the ramp...
  • Richard Linklater finishes trilogy with 'Before Midnight'

    Richard Linklater finishes trilogy with 'Before Midnight'
    CHAMPAIGN -- Richard Linklater's sneakers squish-squish- squished against the wet tiles. We were walking the perimeter of the Illini Union, on the campus of theUniversity of Illinois at Urbana- Champaign. It was a stormy night in April, and students...
  • 19th-century cannon gets second life in Montgomery

    19th-century cannon gets second life in Montgomery
    In 1979, about a month before leaving his home in Chicago’s western suburbs to join the Army, Jon Meinholz led a group of volunteers in refurbishing a 19th-century cannon at Montgomery’s Riverside Cemetery. The 17-year-old touched up the old...