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Chicago Tribune reportersEver since the Great Fire of 1871, a cycle of destruction and rebuilding has been central to the Chicago story. This month, Northwestern University secured a permit to tear down Prentice Hospital so that it can build a biomedical research facility. Also...
There is a classic "Doonesbury" cartoon, published soon after the Vietnam War ended, in which the antiwar activist Mark Slackmeyer is arguing with his pro-war father. They go back and forth, each blaming the other's politics for everything that's wrong in...
Micky Moore and Hollywood grew up together. He was a toddler in 1916 when he began his career as a child actor in silent films and sat on the laps of such leading ladies as Mary Pickford and Gloria Swanson. As a 5-year-old he worked with legendary...
Early after the first of this year, I wrote a column concerning interesting facts about our presidents, and I promised to write more. That column and this one — and possibly some future ones — are based on a book by Cormac O’Brien titled...
email@example.comSTANFORD — Centre College President John Roush had a much younger audience than he's probably used to on March 27, when he paid a visit to Stanford Elementary School. Roush, Centre's 20th president, spoke to students about the 16th president of...
Producing theater isn't easy. Solo producing is even harder. But such is the task the redoubtable Hershey Felder has set for himself at the Royal George Theatre. Felder has one more week to go with his unusual but interesting show "An American Story," a...
Tribune reporterWASHINGTON — Republican U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk reversed course Tuesday and announced his support for gay marriage, entering a contentious national debate and providing potential political cover for Illinois House GOP members who may soon vote on the...
Tags: Family, Democratic Party, Pat Brady, Christine Radogno, Politics
In Robert Heinlein's classic novella, "The Man Who Sold the Moon," an entrepreneur raises money for a lunar expedition by warning a soft-drink company that, without its support, he might have to turn to a competitor that will pay him to display its logo...
Tragedy seemed to stalk Mary Todd Lincoln as surely as it did her husband. Long before that Good Friday in 1865 when the Lincolns decided to attend Ford’s Theatre, it was clear that the mental health of the president’s wife had begun to...
Tags: Human Interest, Slavery
firstname.lastname@example.orgMany who have not studied West Virginia history believe it became a state in the middle of the Civil War because the people who lived in western Virginia objected to Virginia’s vote to secede from the Union. True for some, but the schism between...
Next week marks a much-overlooked anniversary: It will be 50 years since Lee Harvey Oswald, under the name A. Hidell, purchased the Italian surplus Carcano M91/38 rifle with which he would eight months later assassinate President John F. Kennedy. Don'...
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