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 | 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 moving through area may 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.
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.
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.
Lake County | Bicyclist, 63, struck by car early Saturday in Beach ParkA 63-year-old Waukegan man was seriously injured early Saturday when he was struck by a car while riding a bicycle in Beach Park, the Lake County sheriff's office said in a news release. The injuries didn't appear to be life threatening.
News | 'I call him Patrick Angel': Streamwood man honored for helping stranded driverStopping to help snow-stranded motorists with his pickup truck and mechanic skills has been something of a habit Patrick Zambito rarely thinks about, but his selflessness March 1 made a lasting impression on 86-year-old Hoffman Estates resident Toni A.M. Thomas and village leaders.
Lake County | Beach Park man's bail raised to $3 million Saturday on murder chargesA Beach Park man charged with murder was ordered held on $3 million bail in Lake County bond court Saturday, officials said in a news release.
Editorial | Editorial: Serving in office, running for president -- who does their jobs?In this editorial, the Daily Herald wonders: With more than 12 officeholders campaigning for president, who does their current jobs?
Columns | Grammar Moses: Look both ways, and mind the gap in logicIt's a good thing one reader has strong critical-thinking skills, for had he followed the directions on the sign he might not have had the opportunity to write to Grammer Moses. It read: "Look for trains from either direction." That doesn't mean what they want it to mean.
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