| Sep 21, 2012
| 4:43 PM
“Face the Nation” isn't the only stop for Bill Clinton on Sunday morning. The former president also talks to “Fareed Zakaria GPS” at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. this weekend. Author Salman Rushdie weighs in on religious extremism. Elsewhere...
| Aug 2, 2012
| 2:30 PM
The state’s largest employee union filed a lawsuit Thursday seeking to block Gov. Pat Quinn’s plan to close several adult and juvenile prisons, citing safety concerns.
In the suit, the American Federation of State, County and Municipal...
| Aug 9, 2012
| 4:25 PM
Gov. Pat Quinn on Thursday requested a federal investigation of Megabus, its history and business and operating practices in the wake of two fatal accidents in Illinois involving the low-cost motorcoach company over the past week.
Quinn acted after the...
| Aug 10, 2012
| 8:18 AM
The nationally known handbell ensemble, The Agape Ringers, will be performing a concert to create their first ever DVD on Sunday October 14 at 4:00 pm at Elmhurst Christian Reformed Church, 149 West Brush Hill Road in Elmhurst.
| Jun 29, 2013
| 5:23 PM
A woman was killed when an inbound Metra train hit her late this morning near Round Lake, according to the transit agency.
Milwaukee District North Line Train No. 2610 left the Fox Lake station at 11:45 a.m. and hit a pedestrian at Fairfield Road and...
| Jun 26, 2013
| 7:10 AM
A wrap-up of news from the Tribune's breaking news desk.
• Flooding closed the Edens Expressway at Pratt Avenue this morning and shut down the McHenry branch of Metra's Union Pacific Northwest Line. The expressway was closed around 7 a.m. and...
| Jun 30, 2013
VICKSBURG, Miss. — The Siege of Vicksburg was all about the Mississippi River. Whoever controlled Vicksburg controlled the river, and whoever controlled the river was going to win the Civil War.
"Vicksburg is the key," said President Lincoln....
| Jun 25, 2013
| 5:25 PM
GETTYSBURG, Pa. — If history can be believed, I spent a remarkable three days in this cradle of Civil War history.
I stood in the bedroom where Abraham Lincoln slept the night before delivering the Gettysburg Address. I touched the hole left by...
| Feb 25, 2013
| 8:18 AM
To say The Last Bison have a lot of irons in the fire is a flaming understatement. The band's major-label debut album, "Inheritance," is set for a March 5 release. A new video is in progress. On Tuesday, the band heads back out on the road.
| Feb 6, 2013
| 8:31 AM
If nothing else, Northwestern’s 2013 signees are punctual.
The school locked in its 19th and final member of the ’13 class at 9:42 a.m., when Californian Brett Walsh faxed in his letter of intent.
Offensive lineman Sam Coverdale was NU&...
| Jan 23, 2013
| 1:06 PM
Let's pretend for a moment that you're raising your kids the way people did in the olden days, before traveling taekwondo clubs and chess club championships and daylong birthday parties at paintball shooting ranges.
In other words, let's pretend you'...
| Jan 13, 2013
With both a bang and a whimper, the North Shore railroad, half a century ago this month, pulled the plug on a trolley wire that stretched from Chicago to Milwaukee and made the fortunes of towns in between.
Its last southbound train crashed into an...