'Mockingbird' Author Compared Hometown To Elvis' GracelandIn her letter to the late Charles Weldon Carruth, an old friend and fellow Alabama native, Lee bemoaned both an interstate sign pointing the way to Monroeville and the prevalence of mockingbird images in the city of about 5,900 people, which is located 90 miles north of Mobile.
Abraham Lincoln's Merciful Christmas Letter To His Confederate Cousins Sold At AuctionLincoln's original letter, long held by descendants of the Todd family, was recently given to The Raab Collection and put up for auction as a unique example of Lincoln's broader attempts to reunify the country.
Obama Honors Franklin With Letter; Says, Through Her Voice, Singer 'Lifted Those Of Millions'Franklin was also honored by another former president, George W. Bush, who remembered her as a "woman of achievement with a deep character and loving heart."
Dying Man's Letter Of Forgiveness To Pickpocket Becomes International InspirationA dying man has chosen to forgive an alleged pickpocket who spoiled his "trip of a lifetime" in a letter that's receiving global attention.
Family Of Toddler With Leukemia 'Forever Grateful' For Letter From Anthony RizzoThe letter from the Cubs' first baseman has since gone viral on social media.
Suspicious Letter Sent To White House Linked To Homeless Chicago ManIt contained a milky white substance that tested negative at first for cyanide, and then positive during a second test. It’s being tested a third time.
Letter To Gary, Ind. Mom: We're Watching Your 'Lovely' DaughtersWhat Alfreda Murphy read prompted her to call the police and lock her children inside her home, CBS 2’s Chris Martinez reports.
Ex-Hospital Worker Gets Probation For Sending Letters To Patients Saying They Needed LobotomiesProsecutors accused Michelle Morrison of sending letters to Alexian Brothers Behavioral Health Hospital patients, claiming their electroshock therapy treatment had not worked.
Letter Sent To South Suburban Residents Reveals Non-VotersA letter that went out to some people in the southwest suburbs ahead of today's elections has sparked outrage from local residents and officials.
CPS Email To Parents Directs Them To Adult Web SiteThe Chicago Public Schools system has apologized for sending an email to parents that included a typo in a web link that sent them to an erotic website as a result.
Principals To Union: We Decide Teacher HiringThirty one principals in the Chicago public schools are sending a message to teachers union president Karen Lewis today.
Missing Indiana Student's Mother Issues Angry LetterThe mother of missing Indiana University student Lauren Spierer posted a bitter letter on the family Web site Thursday -- as she awaits the results of DNA testing on a skull found in the White River near Indianapolis.
Activists Call On Banks To Renegotiate Loans To Transit AgenciesA group of about 50 transit activists swarmed into the lobby of a Loop bank on Thursday, demanding to know why big banks are being bailed out, while charging sky-high interest rates for loans to public transit agencies.
CTA, Metra, Pace Gang Up On RTA Over ConsolidationsWhen Regional Transportation Authority Chairman John Gates wrote last week urging the Chicago Transit Authority, Metra and Pace to work more closely together, he wasn't anticipating the collaboration that resulted.
Report: New Letter Casts Doubt On Family Massacre Suspect's ChargesNew questions are being raised in the case of a father from Oswego who stands charged with killing his wife and three children in 2007.