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  • Summer day trips series: A siege to be remembered in Petersburg

     A siege to be remembered in Petersburg
    No one who knows the history of the Civil War needs to be reminded of the Siege of Petersburg's landmark status. But with the 150th anniversary of the brutal 10-month struggle in which the Union army finally brought the Confederacy to its knees, the...
  • Chicago Tribune poll: Chicago voters split on luring Obama library

    Chicago Tribune poll: Chicago voters split on luring Obama library
    Voters in the city that launched President Barack Obama's political career are split over whether to put tax dollars into luring his presidential library to Chicago. Less than half of those surveyed in a Chicago Tribune poll — 47 percent —...
  • Rauner ratchets up pressure on Illinois Supreme Court over term limits question

    Rauner ratchets up pressure on Illinois Supreme Court over term limits question
    SPRINGFIELD — Republican governor candidate Bruce Rauner on Tuesday sought to publicly pressure the Illinois Supreme Court to rule in favor of putting his term limit proposal on the November ballot, saying voters want a chance to weigh in on the...
  • Conference Realignment — Aka Pillaging, Backstabbing — Settles Down, With UConn Among Big Losers

     Conference Realignment — Aka Pillaging, Backstabbing — Settles Down, With UConn Among Big Losers
    In the children's game of musical chairs, the big loser is the kid who can't find a seat when the music stops. In college football's game of musical chairs, the big loser is probably Connecticut. Or, in the expanded game, toss in Boise State,...
  • Robin Williams: A personality that jumped off stage and screen

    Robin Williams: A personality that jumped off stage and screen
    Rare is the comedian who can compete with an oversize live video feed of himself, projected across the back of the stage as he performs his act. And yet when it came to Robin Williams, those pixels never stood a chance. I remember seeing Williams play...
  • St. Charles may help with Camp Kane party

     St. Charles may help with Camp Kane party
    Plans for a celebration to rededicate Camp Kane in Langum Park in September moved forward Monday night, with St. Charles giving preliminary approval to contribute funds to the party. Acting as a committee, the council agreed to pay up to $1,000 in...
  • Board clears way for controversial annex of Lincoln Park school

    Board clears way for controversial annex of Lincoln Park school
    The city's zoning appeals board tonight cleared the way for construction of a controversial annex for a Lincoln Park elementary school. The board's decision came after opponents and supporters of the project sat through hours of testimony -- a...
  • St. Charles OKs funding for Red Gate water tower

    St. Charles OKs funding for Red Gate water tower
    St. Charles City Council approved on Monday a nearly $3.7 million bid to construct 1.5 million-gallon water tower at the corner of Red Gate Road and Route 25. The council voted unanimously to issue a notice of intent to award the construction project to...
  • Erna's Elderberry House to mark Yosemite act's 150th year

    Erna's Elderberry House to mark Yosemite act's 150th year
    There are many ways to celebrate the 150th year since the signing of the Yosemite Grant Act that led to the creation of the national park. You could climb Half Dome or stay in Yosemite Valley and marvel at the wonder of its waterfalls and granite peaks....
  • Orland library revotes to keep Internet policy permitting porn

    Orland library revotes to keep Internet policy permitting porn
    For the third time, Orland Park Public Library trustees voted Monday night to keep adults' Internet access on library computers unfiltered. The revote was held after the Illinois Attorney General's Public Access Bureau determined that a previous vote on...
  • After much talk, college football training camps open this week

    College football training camps open this week and, frankly, it’s about time somebody hit something besides the lunch buffet. No other sport in the world (that I can think of) launches its campaign three weeks before it lifts a finger. South...
  • Another AAC Trophy? Aresco Might Be Top Cheerleader In Nation

    Another AAC Trophy? Aresco Might Be Top Cheerleader In Nation
    NEWPORT, R.I. — The weight of modern athletic history, one made all the heavier by the bottomless moneybags of network television, is against him and his league. Deep down, Mike Aresco must know this. Yet it didn't stop the American Athletic...