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People search the rubble of a building which collapsed after it was allegedly bombed from the air during clashes between rebel fighter and pro-government troops on August 16, 2013, in the northern Syrian city of Aleppo. (Photo credit: FOUAD/AFP/Getty Images)

Schakowsky: Too Many Questions Remain About Syria

U.S. Rep. Jan Schakowsky (D-IL) said Thursday that Congress must have a say about what to do about the ongoing civil war in Syria.

08/29/2013

Abraham Lincoln

Emancipation Proclamation On Display At Lincoln Museum

The Emancipation Proclamation and two other items related to the end of slavery are on display at the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum in Springfield.

WBBM Newsradio–09/04/2012

Former Marine Tom Day plays "Taps" on the bugle. (Credit: CBS)

‘Taps’ Marks 150th Anniversary On Memorial Day

One of America’s most recognizable bugle calls, one that will be heard again and again in towns big and small on this Memorial Day, reaches a major milestone this year. This is the 150th anniversary of Taps, the nation’s song of remembrance.

CBS Chicago–05/28/2012

A wreath was laid at the statue of Gen. John Logan in Grant Park on May 30, 2011. Logan was the founder of Decoration Day, which became Memorial Day. (Credit: CBS)

Grant Park Ceremony Honors Founder Of Memorial Day

It is a longstanding tradition on this day: a service and wreath-laying at the statue of Civil War General John Logan, the founder of Decoration Day, which became Memorial Day.

WBBM Newsradio–05/30/2011

Harper's Weekly - Blakely

First Civil War Battle Memorialized In Galena

It was 150 years ago this week when shots rang out at Fort Sumter in South Carolina, beginning a brutal Civil War that would take more than 600,000 American lives over the next four years.

WBBM Newsradio–04/11/2011

Harper's Weekly - Blakely

Ill. Town Holds ‘Fiercest’ Civil War Cannon

Tuesday marks the 150th anniversary of the beginning of the Civil War. And the town of Galena holds a piece of history from the first battle of the four-year war.

04/10/2011

Civil War

Find Out If You Have Civil War Vets In Your Family

If you think you had relatives who served in the Civil War, you can now go online to check.

WBBM Newsradio–04/07/2011

Mike Quade

Quade: ‘Maybe A Little Civil War Is Good’

Mike Quade’s tenure as the Chicago Cubs manager got off to a pretty rocky start when Carlos Silva and Aramis Ramirez got into a dugout scuffle after errors were committed while Silva was on the mound.

670 The Score–03/04/2011

Abraham Lincoln

Scholar: Lincoln Not Universally Loved

As the Civil War Sesquicentennial approaches, a scholar says Abraham Lincoln is not universally loved. That still resonates in the 21st century.

WBBM Newsradio–01/13/2011

Dick Stilling of Palatine. (CBS)

Someone You Should Know: Civil War Historian Who Stitches

Former FBI agent Dick Stilling has recreated many of the flags in needle work. He wants to preserve them because of how critical the flags were to soldiers in the field.

CBS 2–11/29/2010