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Julia Bikbova adjusts the uniform of Stepan Borozinets, a highly decorated Russian air force pilot during World War II, at the Skokie library on May 8. The Russian veterans were celebrating on the eve of "Victory Day," May 9, the date many Russians celebrate the end of the war and the defeat of the Nazis. (Brian L. Cox / Special to the Tribune.)

Former Soviet vets of World War II want to reconnect with their American allies

Like many military veterans, Stepan Borozinets can tell hair-raising stories of combat. Borozinets, 89, a highly decorated pilot in the Soviet air force during World … Read more ›

West Lake Forest (Everett) - photo courtesy of LF/LB Historical Society
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Authors looking for historical photos

Do you or any older family have photographs of Lake Forest's west side, from Everett on the south to the Knollwood Club on the north, … Read more ›

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Feb. 23-24: Trace Your Family History Workshop at the CLC Lakeshore Campus

Learn how to trace your family history at a series of Black History Month workshops on Feb. 23 and 24 being held at the College … Read more ›

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Lake Forest College Plans Community-Wide ā€˜Conversationā€™: Image, Cultural, Expectation, Reality

Imagine photographs of people in India. Are they destitute, beggars, emaciated children? Do you see exotic ritual or heartbreaking tragedy? These are the images that … Read more ›

Harrie Lindeberg's 1927 design for Onwentsia's clubhouse is still in use today.  Courtesy bing.com
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A little bit about…Onwentsia Club

Perhaps to some Lake Foresters today landmarks like Market Square, the Northwestern station, and Onwentsia Club seem like they have been around since before the … Read more ›

Barat College’s Old Main closer to wrecking ball after council vote

The Old Main building on Barat College campus recently took a step closer to demolition after the Lake Forest City Council unanimously voted to officially … Read more ›

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LF/LB historical society to note Great Lakes 100th on Vets Day weekend

The Lake Forest-Lake Bluff Historical Society will note the 100th anniversary of Great Lakes Naval Base in the military facility's museum on Saturday, Nov. 12, … Read more ›

Favorable Weather a Help for Roofing of LF Train Station
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Lake Forest Train Station Renovation Begins

If you have been in the vicinity of the downtown Lake Forest Train Station or the Market Square area, you have no doubt seen evidence … Read more ›

Kingdom Tower, Saudi Arabia - Adrian Smith, architect.  The NEXT tallest building in the world
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Local Legends: Adrian Smith, architect of the tallest building in the world, interviewed by Bill Kurtis, October 29, 4:00

The Lake Forest-Lake Bluff Historical Society's annual benefit "Local Legends" with honor Adrian Smith on Saturday october 29, 2011, at 4:00 in the auditorium of … Read more ›

Crew members from USS LST 888 have been holding reunions since 1986 and met in late September at the Lincolnshire, Marriot. The U.S. Navy vessel was decommissioned in 1946 after serving in the Pacific during WWII.  Front row, left to right: Leonard Nappa, Ernest Hasemeyer, Tony Rocha. Back row, left to right: Jim Buck, Paul Terry, Alan DeMuth, Bill Ellmann. (Photo by Brian L. Cox, special to the Tribune)

WWII veterans of Navy troop transport gather in Lincolnshire

It’s not too often that 85-year-old Lake Zurich native Norbert W. Ellmann is considered the youngster in a group. But when the group is made … Read more ›