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Thursday, June 23, 2016 12:00 am

Thrown out of its room in 1887, this isn’t the museum’s first rodeo

 One of the many casualties of the state budget disaster has been the closure of the Illinois State Museum, which is scheduled to reopen next month, with an admission charge. It is not the only t
Guest Opinion
Thursday, Nov. 5, 2015 12:00 am

Most famous shipwreck in Great Lakes history

 It was far from the deadliest shipwreck in the history of the Great Lakes. But none is more enduring.Nov. 10 marks the 40th anniversary of the sinking of the Edmund Fitzgerald, a 729-foot ore ca
History
Thursday, Dec. 4, 2014 12:00 am
One of the enduring myths in American legend is Abraham Lincoln’s first love, a New Salem girl named Ann Rutledge. The subject remains hotly debated among Lincoln scholars today. The relationship
Guest Opinion
Thursday, May 15, 2014 12:00 am
 Last month marked the 10th anniversary of the death of Vince Demuzio, the longtime state senator and a powerful political voice of downstate Illinois. His legacy lives on in a multitude of ways.
Guest Opinion
Thursday, Feb. 13, 2014 12:00 am

Combining President’s Day and Valentine’s Day, an essay on presidential marriages

 For more than 200 years, the White House has been a center of American politics. In some administrations, it is also a haven of romance.All but one president was a married man, and in three inst

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