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  • California: Shipwrecks? Pioneers? Free state park tours tell the tales

    Three Central California parks this month will hold free walks and talks to showcase their history as whaling points, pioneer settlements and public lands. It's a special year for California State Parks. The agency, which oversees more than 150 parks,...
  • The Battle of Monocacy and Fort Stevens

    The Battle of Monocacy and Fort Stevens
    Although Maj. Gen. Lew Wallace's Union troops had slowed Confederates advance through Maryland at Monocacy in July 1964, the rebel march continued. Confederate Lt. Gen. Jubal A. Early pressed his exhausted troop onto his next target: Washington. The...
  • Lockport celebrates its heritage through steampunk

     Lockport celebrates its heritage through steampunk
    Steampunk is the theme for a new art and entertainment series that kicked off in Lockport this month in conjunction with Old Canal Days and runs to mid-August. It combines elements of science fiction and fantasy with 19th-century technology and...
  • Read & Write: More local authors on favorite kids book characters

    Read & Write: More local authors on favorite kids book characters
    Chicago-area authors continue to tell us about their favorite characters from childhood books as a preview to this year's Children's Read & Write Program, which invites children to submit book reviews for possible publication. Here's what they said....
  • Obama defends swap of Taliban detainees for Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl

    Obama defends swap of Taliban detainees for Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl
    President Obama defended his administration’s decision to trade Taliban detainees for the release of Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl on Tuesday, saying there wasn’t time to consult with Congress as he followed the “pretty sacred rule” that...
  • Nintendo keeps the video game industry weird

     
    In late May, Mario and Luigi were sitting on a couch on “The Ellen DeGeneres Show.” Not the real Mario […]...
  • ‘Dawn of the Planet of the Apes’: ‘Godfather’ inspires Serkis’ Caesar

     
    Before Francis Ford Coppola shot “The Godfather,” he gathered his cast for a meal during which the actors all reflexively […]...
  • Local girl stirs up soup a president would love

     Local girl stirs up soup a president would love
    Illinois may have a budding celebrity chef — or politician — on its hands. Between the two careers, Tess Boghossian, a 12-year-old girl from Palatine and the state's winner in first lady Michelle Obama's annual Healthy Lunchtime Challenge,...
  • Romeoville professor wins book award

    Romeoville professor wins book award
    Telling the story of the Chicago park that Dr. Dennis Cremin became fascinated by when he arrived in the city to attend Loyola University in 1990 has won him a book-of-the-year award. A history professor at Lewis University in Romeoville, Cremin...
  • Event to showcase Civil War-era embalming

     Event to showcase Civil War-era embalming
    Modern funeral homes owe much of their history to the Civil War, when embalming emerged as a way to deliver fallen soldiers to their homes for burial. During a free presentation Thursday in Lake Forest, the audience will learn more about the practice...
  • Obama adamantly defends Taliban prisoner swap that freed U.S. soldier

    Obama adamantly defends Taliban prisoner swap that freed U.S. soldier
    The release of America's only prisoner of war in Afghanistan in a trade for five senior Taliban commanders in U.S. custody was over in minutes Saturday. But it followed 31/2 years of secret on-and-off negotiations that produced far less than the White...
  • Was a Civil War veteran's skull almost auctioned off?

    Was a Civil War veteran's skull almost auctioned off?
    Did a Civil War veteran's skull almost end up on someone's mantle? A Hershey, Pa., auction house had solicited bids for what it described as a neat historical artifact, but facing protest threats, Estate Auction Co. agreed to donate the remains to the...