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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 ›

International artist Fred DeAsis writing using ancient Baybayin
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Asian American Heritage Festival featured ancient Philippine art and writing system

Chicago – The Philippines’ ancient writing system baybayin and lost art kut-kut and were featured by renowned Filipino American artist Fred DeAsis at the Asian … 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 ›

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 ›

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One, Two, Three … Six Million

One, Two, Three … Six Million "Kelly’s Dad" John Cronin’s daughter Kelly was one of my best history students at Resurrection High School in Chicago, … 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 ›

The Bombing of Hiroshima
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The Ultimate Ethical Dilemma—the Bombing of Hiroshima

Matt Cole, a member and former president of the Society, speaks Sunday, August 14th, on “The Ultimate Ethical Dilemma—the Bombing of Hiroshima.” Matt will discuss … Read more ›

John Ungashick
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The Myths of World War II

John Ungashick, a Society member and history buff, speaks July 24th at the Ethical Humanist Society of Chicago, 7574 North Lincoln Ave. in Skokie at … 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 ›