“As yet, the wind is an untamed, and unharnessed force; and quite possibly one of the greatest discoveries hereafter to be made, will be the taming, and harnessing of the wind.” — April 6, 1858
After a complicated political battle: “It is a great consolation to see them worse whipped than I am.” — Feb 9, 1855
"In very truth he was, the noblest work of God — an honest man" - delivering a eulogy, — Feb. 8, 1842
"This war is eating my life out. I have a strong impression that I shall not live to see the end." — Feb. 6, 1864
“A jury too frequently have at least one member more ready to hang the panel than to hang the traitor.” — June 12, 1863
"Must I shoot a simple-minded soldier boy who deserts, while I must not touch a hair of a wily agitator who induces him to desert?" — June 12, 1863
“To sell or enslave any captured person, on account of his color, and for no offense against the laws of war, is a relapse into barbarism.” — July 30, 1863
"... to the support of the Constitution and Laws, let every American pledge his life, his property, and his sacred honor." — Jan. 27, 1838
“Beware of rashness. Beware of rashness, but with energy, and sleepless vigilance, go forward, and give us victories.” — Jan. 26, 1863
“Beware of rashness. Beware of rashness, but with energy, and sleepless vigilance, go forward, and give us victories.” — Jan 26, 1863
"That those who make a causeless war should be compelled to pay the cost of it, is too obviously just to be called in question." — July 17, 1862
“In the formation of my Cabinet, I shall aim as nearly as possible at perfection. Any man whom I may appoint to such a position, must be, as far as possible, like Caesar's wife, pure and above suspicion, of unblemished reputation, and undoubted integrity.” — Jan 24, 1861
Parents are advised to monitor their financial statements and credit reports for suspicious or unauthorized activity.
Our weekly round-up of letters published in the Times.
This week's local crime and court updates from The Times.
A young Indiana woman has been sentenced to 25 years in prison for the death of her 3-year-old daughter who ingested fentanyl. Makaylee Opperman of Evansville made a deal with prosecutors and pleaded guilty to neglect of a dependent resulting in death and conspiracy to distribute a drug. Kamari Opperman died in 2021 after swallowing fentanyl pills found inside a nightstand, according to police. Two other children survived overdoses after receiving treatment. Authorities at the time said more than 5,000 fentanyl pills were found inside Opperman's home. Defense attorney Jon Humphress asked for leniency, along with mental health and substance abuse treatment.
Indiana's Republican attorney general can continue his investigation of an Indianapolis doctor who spoke publicly about providing an abortion to a 10-year-old rape victim. The girl had traveled from Ohio after its more-restrictive abortion law took effect this summer. A judge on Friday rejected an attempt to block Attorney General Todd Rokita's investigation of Dr. Caitlin Bernard. Rokita alleges Bernard violated child abuse reporting and patient privacy laws. Bernard denies wrongdoing. The same judge also ruled Friday in a separate lawsuit that Indiana’s abortion ban adopted in August violates the state’s religious freedom law. The Indiana abortion ban was already on hold because of another legal challenge.
Members of the United Auto Workers union appear to favor replacing many of their current leaders in an election that stemmed from a federal bribery and embezzlement scandal involving former union officials. Reform-minded candidates are leading in multiple key positions with about 84% of the vote counted. Many challengers campaigned on rescinding concessions made to companies in previous contract talks. That could raise costs for General Motors, Ford and Stellantis, and almost inevitably will drive up already expensive auto prices. With tallies from six of nine UAW regions counted, incumbent President Ray Curry had a small lead over international union official Shawn Fain. Curry had 38.4% of the vote to Fain's 36%. The race likely will go to a runoff.
Indiana Gov. Eric Holcomb has been hospitalized for treatment of pneumonia but his office says he is responding well. Holcomb's press secretary said Friday the 54-year-old governor was diagnosed with pneumonia after going to a doctor on Thursday believing he was ill with the flu. Erin Murphy says that “out of an abundance of caution" Holcomb was admitted to the hospital. Murphy didn’t immediately respond to questions about where Holcomb was hospitalized and how long he could remain there. Holcomb had been scheduled to travel to southern Indiana for an awards presentation on Friday, but the event was postponed for a week.
Autopsy and toxicology results for Matthew Chester, 53, are pending, according to state police.
Police said two children were in the home at the time of the alleged abuse.
"The trailer remained perpendicular, hanging off the bridge in between the east and westbound lanes," police said.
"My time working with the city has given me a good perspective on how Portage’s government is run and a clear vision of how it can be run better with the right leadership," Bonta said.
Illinois Democrats have unveiled a proposal to ban assault weapons and eliminate the ability for most people under 21 to obtain a gun permit in the state.
The Illinois Senate approved a series of changes to a nearly two-year-old criminal justice reform law just one month before some of its key provisions are slated to take effect.