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Ezra Baker owned a farm with a front gate that opened along the pike between Boonsboro and Keedysville near the Great Cave, or what we know today as Crystal Grottoes. The family cemetery, located on the farm, is the final resting place of his two...
Sept. 13-16 Thursday, Sept. 13 10 a.m.-4 p.m. — Information Tent (Lower Town) 10 a.m.-12 p.m. — Battle of Maryland Heights Sesquicentennial Hike (Lower Town) 11-11:30 a.m. — “1862 Battle of Harpers Ferry” Ranger Talk...
Patrick Staunton traveled from impoverished western Ireland in the early 1950s and rose to a leadership role in the treatment of the mentally ill in Illinois, always mindful of his boyhood as the son of a country doctor who treated patients, delivered...
What kind of mess have our state lawmakers got us into now? Illinois’ pension problem dwarfs the retirement problems of all other states. This state has a $100 billion unfunded liability or a $45,000 or more debt for every family that resides in...
Decades-old limits on the size of special education classes would disappear along with restrictions on the number of disabled students in traditional classrooms under proposals being pushed by state education leaders. The proposed changes could affect...
The Deerfield Park District has become a leader in harvesting rainwater, with a beta program at Woodland Park that diverts roof runoff into an underground storage tank for water to flush toilets, hose down floors and other non-drinking needs. "Our...
In 1979, about a month before leaving his home in Chicago's western suburbs to join the Army, Jon Meinholz led a group of volunteers in refurbishing a 19th century cannon at Montgomery's Riverside Cemetery. The 17-year-old touched up the old weapon,...
Tribune reporterIn 1979, about a month before leaving his home in Chicago’s western suburbs to join the Army, Jon Meinholz led a group of volunteers in refurbishing a 19th-century cannon at Montgomery’s Riverside Cemetery. The 17-year-old touched up the old...
CHAMPAIGN -- Richard Linklater's sneakers squish-squish- squished against the wet tiles. We were walking the perimeter of the Illini Union, on the campus of theUniversity of Illinois at Urbana- Champaign. It was a stormy night in April, and students...
SPRINGFIELD — Senate President John Cullerton today sent his version of pension reform to the House, setting up a high-profile clash with the rival plan Speaker Michael Madigan already pushed through the House. The showdown puts more than 700,...
SPRINGFIELD — Senate President John Cullerton on Monday rolled out his latest proposal aimed at fixing the state's heavily indebted pension system, striking a deal with unions just days after House Speaker Michael Madigan pushed through a plan that'...
Outsourcing bus service may still be down the road a bit, but based on what was discussed in front of the Palatine Community Consolidated School District 15 board last week, the district will face a large fork in the road. Whether either path leads to...
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