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  • District 41 OKs new classrooms

     District 41 OKs new classrooms
    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...
  • D41 wrangles with space needs

    D41 wrangles with space needs
    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...
  • Library accused of violating Open Meetings Act

    Library accused of violating Open Meetings Act
    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...
  • Williamsburg raiders threaten Richmond

     Williamsburg raiders threaten Richmond
    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...
  • Forging Lincoln's black legion

     Forging Lincoln's black legion
    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. Resplendent in...
  • Black cavalrymen battle Confederates near Civil War Suffolk

    Black cavalrymen battle Confederates near Civil War Suffolk
    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...
  • Civil War black troops repulse Confederate assault in milestone Charles City battle

    Civil War black troops repulse Confederate assault in milestone Charles City battle
    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...
  • John Culleton: Collecting taxes a necessary evil

    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...
  • UCLA honors the daring work of Norman Lloyd

    UCLA honors the daring work of Norman Lloyd
    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...
  • New Easter Sunday sermon: The rich get richer

    New Easter Sunday sermon: The rich get richer
    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-...
  • Stephen Colbert and David Letterman: Trouble outside the comfort zone

    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...
  • $100 million for Obama library advances after 'do over' in Springfield

    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...