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Fall Guide
Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2008 12:00 am

Pekin’s Dirksen Center celebrates a colorful character

The colorful and raspy-voiced U. S. Sen. Everett McKinley Dirksen died in 1969, but his memory lives on at the Dirksen Congressional Center in Pekin, near Peoria. This is a research center,
Fall Guide
Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2008 12:00 am

Courthouse replica offers a feel for 19th century justice

Despite local opposition, in 1929 Henry Ford bought and dismantled the courthouse in Postville and had it set up again at his Greenfield Village in Dearborn, Mich. The courthouse
News
Wednesday, June 18, 2008 12:00 am

Ambitious oral-history project seeks to capture a disappearing Illinois

Untitled Document Ray Ackerman, who farmed in Tazewell County as a young man, talks on video about his early farming days: “No one wants to go back to the hard work they di
News
Wednesday, June 18, 2008 12:00 am

Ambitious oral-history project seeks to capture a disappearing Illinois

Untitled Document Ray Ackerman, who farmed in Tazewell County as a young man, talks on video about his early farming days: “No one wants to go back to the hard work they di
Summerguide
Wednesday, May 21, 2008 12:00 am

New tourist trolley connects Petersburg’s attractions

Untitled Document Adlai Stevenson, vice president under Grover Cleveland, once visited the Old Salem Chautauqua just south of Petersburg. So did populist lawyer William Jennings
News
Wednesday, March 5, 2008 12:00 am

Plans to turn landmark restaurant into a museum move forward

Untitled Document Turning a dilapidated old restaurant into a historical museum takes a lot of time and work — especially when you start out with no money.
News
Tuesday, Nov. 21, 2006 12:00 am

Shelbyville to memorialize Lincoln's 1856 debate with local attorney

Like the “Lost Speech” that Abraham Lincoln gave in May 1856 in Bloomington, a speech he gave in Shelbyville in August 1856 was never recorded verbatim. The Illinois State Register of Aug.
Feature
Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2006 12:00 am

More poor and homeless kids strain the public-education system

A mother at a Springfield mission is pleased with her four children’s experiences in the local schools. “Oh yeah, they like school. Oh yeah, the teachers are
News
Thursday, July 28, 2005 12:00 am
Officials with the Pawnee and Divernon school districts say that a soon-to-be-released study is expected to answer the question of whether the two rural district

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