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Military Service Recognition

A veteran is someone who, at one point in his life wrote a blank check made payable to The United States of America for an … Read more ›

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Where Are You Today?: 70th Anniversary of Pearl Harbor Attack

In the early morning hours of December 7, 1941, Japanese planes bombed Pearl Harbor Hawaii. Before the day was over, the Unites States lost airplanes, … Read more ›

McHenry County College in Crystal Lake commemorated the 10th anniversary of Sept. 11 by placing close to 3,000 American flags in the campus cafeteria patio. (Lawerence Synett/Tribune)

MCC remembers Sept. 11

Students, faculty and staff gathered Wednesday at McHenry County College in Crystal Lake to commemorate the 10th anniversary of Sept. 11. The cafeteria patio near … Read more ›

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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 ›

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Piano History in Crystal Lake

There is an old piano in Crystal Lake with some ties to Chicago History. In particular to the Chicago Fire of 1871. The story that … Read more ›

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Civil Rights Attorney Donates a piece of African American History to University

(Chicago, IL) May 18, 2011 – Celebrated matrimonial attorney and historian Jeffery M. Leving will be donating an original 1855 first edition of My Bondage … Read more ›

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This Memorial Day in Johnsburg

Memorial Day is Monday May 30th and this year it will have special meaning. Since last Memorial Day, Johnsburg has mourned the loss of two … Read more ›