| Mar 11, 2014
| 2:37 PM
Construction will begin this spring at Glen Ellyn School District 41 elementary schools as board members this week voted 6-1 in favor of moving forward on a plan to build additional classrooms at each school in an effort to get rid of half of their...
| Feb 25, 2014
| 9:37 AM
While plans are in the works to reduce the number of portable classrooms at School District 41 elementary schools in Glen Ellyn, at least one board member continues to worry that a future referendum measure on adding space will be tougher to sell after...
| Mar 14, 2014
| 1:21 PM
Orland Park Public Library trustees are re-voting on all actions taken at a February meeting where board members decided to uphold the library's controversial computer policy after several patrons accused library officials of violating the Open Meetings...
| Feb 24, 2014
| 7:53 AM
Sometime about 10 a.m. on Feb. 6, 1864, the road leading west from Williamsburg began to rumble under the weight of one of the largest Union raids ever aimed at the Confederate capital in Richmond.
Nearly 7,000 bluecoats moved out in an ambitious...
| Feb 10, 2014
| 8:08 AM
Most Union troops moving from Fort Monroe to Yorktown during the Civil War made the trip by boat.
But soon after the first African-American regiment on the Peninsula arrived at Old Point Comfort in October 1863, it took to the road.
| Feb 15, 2014
| 1:09 PM
When the gray-clad soldiers of the 49th North Carolina formed a line of battle on the old Somerton Road near Suffolk early on the morning of March 9, 1864, they were already bone tired and foot sore.
Nearly two weeks of tough marches and skirmishes in...
| Feb 22, 2014
| 4:16 PM
Union Brig. Gen. Edward A. Wild was already a marked man when he landed on the banks of the James River near Sherwood Forest plantation in Charles City on May 5, 1864.
So was his "African Brigade," whose relentless pursuit of Confederate partisans in...
| Apr 29, 2014
| 2:02 PM
An early word on taxes came from Daniel Defoe when he said, “Things as certain as death and taxes, can be more firmly believed.”
Ben Franklin repeated the proverb thus: “In this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and...
| Apr 12, 2014
| 10:00 AM
Even after nine decades as an actor, Norman Lloyd loves to perform — even if it's for an audience of one.
During a recent interview, Lloyd was brandishing the cleaver used in "Man From the South," the landmark 1960 episode of "Alfred Hitchcock...
| Apr 19, 2014
| 11:21 AM
During his final journey to Jerusalem, Jesus said: "And again I say unto you, it is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle, than for a rich man to enter the kingdom of God."
That sort of preaching was not very popular with the right-...
| Apr 10, 2014
| 12:59 PM
Stephen Colbert, who will be the new host of "Late Show" when David Letterman retires next year, has a lot in common with his predecessor.
Both are seasoned, popular comedians. Both wear glasses, as Letterman noted.
And both have gotten into a bit...
| Apr 30, 2014
| 6:18 PM
SPRINGFIELD — This time there was no doubt that Democratic House Speaker Michael Madigan officially won approval on a vote Wednesday for his legislation to put $100 million toward a Barack Obama presidential library.
Two weeks ago, Republicans...