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Reuters* Feinberg oversaw victim funds after 9/11, Aurora shootings * Lessons from other catastrophes: get money out fast * Should rich and poor victims get the same pay-outs? By Ross Kerber BOSTON, May 7 (Reuters) - Kenneth Feinberg, America's Solomon of...
Next time you spot a PH button in an elevator, give a nod to Elisha Otis, whose successor companies took his lift designs from the mid-1800s to rarified heights in the 20th and 21st centuries. The gearless traction electric elevator doesn't sound...
Congress' inability to agree on matters of import isn't exactly a new phenomenon, but the Colonial Players' current production of the musical "1776" reminds us that fiery debate has been a part of our nation from the outset. Sherman Edwards' 1969 Tony...
Tribune Staff ReporterThis story contains corrected material, published Sept. 28, 2005. (The headline as published has been corrected in this text) In July, three months after construction began on the foundation of the 92-story Trump International Tower and Hotel, water...
In colonial Virginia in 1654, a black man named John Casor became an answer to this trivia question: Who was the first man in the colonies to be legally declared a slave by the courts? But the more interesting trivia question concerns Anthony Johnson,...
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On March 4, 1837, exactly 175 years ago, Chicago was incorporated. Not that Flashback needed a reason, but we took this occasion to compile a very long list of events, year by year and decade by decade, that helped shape this great city. Some events...
Jack Lew, nominated for treasury secretary, uses a series of loops as his signature. Which is fine for him personally, but may appear odd on U.S. currency. President Barack Obama said Lew "assures me that he is going to work to make at least one letter...
Special to The TimesThe late Tip O'Neill, speaker of the House and Massachusetts political legend, used to say, "All politics is local." Here in Boston, politics also is everywhere. We see it in the blarney of tour guides on the sightseeing trolleys, in the Colonial...
Barry H. Landau, the once-esteemed collector of presidential memorabilia, admitted in federal court Tuesday that he stole thousands of documents regarded as cultural treasures from historical societies and libraries in Baltimore and up the East Coast....
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WGN NewsKristi Yamaguchi Events: Tonight 6:00 p.m. Skating in the Sky at John Hancock Observatory 875 N. Michigan Avenue 94th Floor Chicago (888) 875-VIEW March 29 7:00 p.m. Anderson's Bookshop 123 West Jefferson Naperville (630) 355-2665 www.alwaysdream.org...
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Document thief Barry Landau may have sold more of the national treasures he stole from museums — including the Maryland Historical Society in Baltimore, where his scheme unraveled — than previously thought, according to the National Archives...
email@example.com“Look out Johnny Reb for we are a coming. And by the help of God we are bound to lick you Traitors....” Until recently, those confident words of a Union soldier in the Civil War written on a wall in the “slave gallery” of historic...
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