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Local Author Presents: Oldest Chicago

Journalist and educator, David Witter, will present an illustrated presentation based on his recent book, Oldest Chicago, on Wed., June 6 at 7pm at the … Read more ›

Chiye Tomihiro, an internee at an internment camp during World War II, speaks during a panel discussion at Oakton Community College. (Jennifer Delgado/Tribune)

WWII internee recounts life in captivity during OCC panel

Following the bombing of Pearl Harbor and the anti-Japanese hysteria that swept the country, one painful memory seems to linger above the rest for Chiye … Read more ›

The stone statue of the Virgin Mary at Immaculata High School is seen in this June 1965 photo by Harold Allen. (Provided by the Library of Congress)

Statue’s homecoming proposal receives warm reception

Several hundred dollars have been raised to restore and reassemble a near-century old statue depicting the Virgin Mary, which prominently stood above the front doors … Read more ›

Spectators bid farewell to the once deemed unsinkable Titanic on April 10, 1912. (Photo courtesy of Ullstein Bild/Roger Viollet)
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Science Connections: Lake Michigan Almost as Cold as Titanic's Grave Site

By Will Mendelson/Medill News Service After striking an iceberg 375 miles south of Newfoundland, it took less than three hours for the legendary Titanic to … Read more ›

The stone statue of the Virgin Mary at Immaculata High School is seen in this June 1965 photo by Harold Allen. (Provided by the Library of Congress)

Immaculata alums, local group bringing statue to Iannelli Studios

Alumni from Immaculata High School in Chicago have inquired for decades about a stone statue of the Virgin Mary, a fixture suspended above the building’s … Read more ›

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Author Visit: Chicago's Lake Shore Drive

Chicago authors Neal Samors and Bernard Judge acclaim Lake Shore Drive as “Urban America’s Most Beautiful Roadway” in their recent book Chicago’s Lake Shore Drive. … Read more ›

More than 100 people attended a Sept. 11 ceremony, where individuals tied yellow ribbons along the border of a handmade flag. (Jennifer Delgado/Tribune)

OCC remembers Sept. 11 with handwoven flag

Students, veterans and area residents gathered at Oakton Community College to pay tribute to the victims of Sept. 11 by tying 3,000 yellow ribbons to … 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 ›

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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 ›

Josh Carl has big plans to make the Joy of the Game huge for local residents while keeping high profile events at the facility. (Jeff Vorva/Tribune)

Sky is the limit for Josh Carl, Joy of the Game

When Josh Carl was a junior basketball star, he brought a lot of joy to Glenbrook North fans when he helped get the Spartans down … Read more ›