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Paddy Lynn as Harriet Beecher Stowe
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Harriet Beecher Stowe To Visit Villa Park

Harriet Beecher Stowe's anti-slavery novel Uncle Tom's Cabin was so influential that reportedly Abraham Lincoln called Stowe "the little lady who brought the great war." … Read more ›

Construction workers on Lower Wacker Drive were surprised in February by what they found in an abandoned Civil Defense  fallout shelter.
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From Lower Wacker Drive construction site to Elmhurst Historical Museum exhibit

Construction workers on Lower Wacker Drive in Chicago were surprised in February when they came upon an unexpected find during their work day. In the … Read more ›

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A Constitutional Anniversary From A Time Traveller

—Then and Now… The Constitution of the United States was signed in agreement, two hundred and twenty-five years ago, on September 17, 1787, at the … Read more ›

Chicago Tribune photographer Scott Strazzante will share his photos and stories at Elmhurst Historical Museum November 17th.
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Tribune Photographer Strazzante to share photos and stories at Elmhurst Historical Museum

Newspaper photojournalists serve as the “eyes of Chicago” as they capture the visual side of the diverse stories that are a part of the city’s … Read more ›

Mebers of the Lisle-Woodridge Fire District honor guard walk the American Flag up the aisle to kick-off the ceremony. (Bridget Doyle/TribLocal photo)

‘They’ll never take our core values away’

About 100 DuPage County residents gathered Sunday to pay tribute and look forward in honor of the tenth anniversary of the  9/11 terrorist attacks. DuPage’s … 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 ›

DuPage County will mark the 10th anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks at the Morton Arboretum. (Chicago Tribune file photo)

DuPage plans 9/11 tribute at Morton Arboretum

With the tenth anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks nearing, DuPage County is planning an event to remember those who lost their lives and … Read more ›

Explore old-fashioned fun, like Professor Marvel's Amazing Flea Circus, during the Country Fair on Sept. 3 and 4.
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An Old-Fashioned Country Fair at Kline Creek Farm

Get the picnic basket ready, hitch up the horses, and straighten your bonnet — the Forest Preserve District of DuPage County’s Kline Creek Farm in … Read more ›

The fifth annual Vintage Base Ball Game comes to Elmhurst July 17th.
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Vintage Base Ball Game returns for an exciting living history experience

Watch the Elmhurst All-Stars and Chicago Salmon vintage team play at Berens Park on July 17 The “hurlers” (pitchers) will be on the mound and … Read more ›

Linda Gilbert, president of the Citizens for Glen Ellyn Preservation, wants to save the McKee House in the Churchill Woods Forest Preserve in Glen Ellyn. (Corey R. Minkanic, Photo for the Chicago Tribune / July 11, 2011)

Historic DuPage County Forest Preserve District buildings in danger of being razed

A 1930s-era limestone home that once belonged to DuPage County’s first forest preserve superintendent and an adjacent building that housed the forest preserve district’s first … Read more ›