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Feature
Thursday, June 28, 2018 12:00 am

Restored Governor’s Mansion will tell the stories of its colorful occupants

 Restoration of the Governor’s Mansion is wrapping up for a grand opening in July. The mansion is the third-oldest continuously occupied executive mansion in the United States and has been on t
History
Thursday, April 12, 2018 12:00 am

Architect Michael Jackson, who supervised the 1987-1990 restoration, provides a guided tour

 The glorious Dana-Thomas House – built in 1904 by Frank Lloyd Wright for Susan Lawrence Dana, owned by the Thomas Publishing company for over 30 years, purchased by the state in 1981, and rest
History
Thursday, March 8, 2018 12:00 am

Honoring churches and houses of worship for 150 years of service

 Early Illinois settlers established sites of worship, first holding services in someone’s home and later building a church. Each year across Illinois these early churches reach a milestone, th
Poetry
Thursday, March 1, 2018 12:00 am

Bringing literary opportunities to area high school students

 Wynton Gage, a senior at Southeast High School, has a deep voice made for TV or radio. At the recent Regional Poetry Out Loud contest he commanded the stage during his memorized recita

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