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Author Gerry Souter signs his latest book

Arlington Heights author, Gerry Souter will be signing his latest book, a history/memoir titled, "American Shooter – A personal history of gun culture in the … Read more ›

Des Plaines City Attorney Dave Wiltse is writing a book focused on his great-great grandfather, who fought in the Civil War. (Jennifer Delgado/Tribune)

City attorney by day, author by night

Des Plaines City Attorney Dave Wiltse writes legal memos and articles often for his job, but he’s been flexing a new set of literary muscles in … Read more ›

Mike Press Phoro
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"A History of Chicago's O'Hare Airport" – BOOK RELEASE

“A History of Chicago’s O’Hare Airport” – BOOK RELEASE The name Michael Branigan is now synonymous with Chicago history. At first glance, you may think … Read more ›

First known photo of Dunton (Arlington Heights) 1860's
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Arlington Heights: Through the Decades January 14, 2012 – August 12, 2012

Come experience Arlington Heights from its humble beginnings to the thriving community that it is today. Arlington Heights: Through the Decades, focuses on the people, … Read more ›

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Arlington Heights Through the Decades

Arlington Heights: Through the DecadesJanuary 14, 2012 – August 12, 2012 Come experience Arlington Heights from its humble beginnings to the thriving community that it … Read more ›

Lt. Frank Ebner Gartz
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Words, War, Worry-A Veterans' Day Remembrance

Sixty-eight years ago, on November 11, 1943, my grandmother penned a letter to her youngest son, training to be a navigator in World War II. … Read more ›

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"Letters of the Civil War" & Book Discussion

Pick up a copy now of the book, "1861: The Civil War Awakening by Adam Goodheart" to join a book discussion on Wednesday November 2, … Read more ›


In their own words: TribLocal contributors reflect on 9/11

Sept. 11, 2001, dawned bright and clear, but before the day was out indelible memories had been etched into our collective consciousness. For the 10-year … Read more ›

Eli Skinner's grave marker at Elk Grove Cemetery.
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Illinois DOES have Ties to the Revolutionary War

Ever since word got out that the Mount Prospect Historical Society was planning a huge Revolutionary War re-enactment as a fundraiser, staff members and board … Read more ›

"The Jackalope" by Bob McConnell, date unknown. MSUM acc# 95.031.20 Gift of C. Kurt Dewhurst and Marsha MacDowell Photograph by Pearl Yee Wong Courtesy of the MSU Museum
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Storytelling through the Mail: Tall Tale Postcards May 7 thru August 28, 2011

A collection of vintage postcards reveals an unusual form of visual humor. Imagine a land…where corn grows to the size of tree trunks; where the … Read more ›