Columns | Martin Luther King Jr. and Robert F. Kennedy. Tet and My Lai. Amid turmoil, moon landing united a nation.
Amid a barrage of turbulent and violent events, Americans staggered into 1969 longing for something to brighten the mood and bring America together. Putting a man on the moon was the answer.
News | Divided city leaders: Decision on future of cop who shot Clements will be 'a pivotal moment'The imminent decision about whether to fire or discipline a police officer who fatally shot a woman last year is "a pivotal moment" for Elgin, city council members said Saturday.
News | Willow Creek elders hope to put Hybels harassment scandal to rest in statementWillow Creek elders issue a final statement on the misconduct scandal involving former Pastor Bill Hybels.
Columns | $300 million quickly for community colleges from state capital program: Is it for the right projects?More than $300 million has been earmarked for capital improvement projects at community college campuses across the state through Gov. J.B. Pritzker's "Rebuild Illinois" campaign, even though enrollment continues a steady decline statewide.
News | Storm front moves through to end the heat waveA storm front moving through the Chicago area late Saturday afternoon may dissipate the heat wave that has left people grasping at ways to keep cool.
DuPage County | Jury: Oak Brook soldier guilty of predatory criminal sexual assaultA soldier from Oak Brook has been found guilty of repeatedly sexually assaulting a girl while he lived in her home, authorities announced.
News | Traffic alert: Lanes closed on Dundee Road in Buffalo Grove after crashMultiple lanes of traffic are temporarily closed in both directions on Dundee Road in Buffalo Grove Saturday after a vehicle crashed into a pole, officials said.
Columns | Lombard astronaut's first flight: a pretend trip to moonThe day after Neil Armstrong became the first person to step onto the moon, Dan Tani and his cousins spent the day playing astronaut under a makeshift living room tent, a moment captured on film by the then 8-year-old's mother. But as a real career, "astronaut never popped into my head" -- until he got a job in the aerospace industry, sent an application to NASA, went up in the space shuttle and lived on the International Space Station.
Transportation | No sweat -- hundreds hop on hogs in Downers Grove to raise money for police charitiesA crowd of about 400 state troopers and civilians braved the heat and hopped on hogs to ride from the suburbs to Springfield during an annual police fundraiser.
Columns | 'Space exploration is hard. We make it look easy,' says longtime NASA director from SchaumburgGrowing up in Schaumburg, Cathy Larson watched the moon landing and played with toys that supported science and technology. Now Catherine Koerner, she has a 25-year career with NASA that includes seven years as flight director for the Space Shuttle and International Space Station missions.
News | To former Barrington resident, famed astronaut 'was simply Uncle Neil'Mike Trude was about 12 years old, living at his childhood home in Barrington, when his uncle made history. "I remember it like it was yesterday," said Trude, who now lives in downstate Marion. "We watched it in the living room." "It" was the moment American astronaut Neil Armstrong became the first man to set foot on the moon.
News | Arlington Park hosts annual race in honor of late Daily Herald sports writerArlington Park hosted the fifth Mike Spellman Memorial Handicap, held in honor of the former Daily Herald sports writer, on Saturday.
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