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Guest Opinion
Thursday, April 13, 2017 12:00 am

When Lee surrendered and Lincoln died

 Holy Week is a reflective time for people of many faiths, and Palm Sunday, Good Friday and Easter Sunday are marked by tens of millions around the world. However, Holy Week in 1865 was a definin
Guest Opinion
Thursday, Nov. 17, 2016 12:00 am

Civil War Thanksgiving

As in most wars, the men of the Civil War found it excruciatingly difficult to be away from loved ones at holiday time. Thanksgiving was no exception.The holiday itself has its roots in the Civil War.
Guest Opinion
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
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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

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