The Illinois History Forum returns this year with discussions on topics ranging from war to college sports. Experts in their fields will lead each discussion, giving the audience opportunities to ask questions and share their observations. The forums take place every two months at noon in the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library. Each one focuses on a different book or museum exhibit. Reservations are not required and participants may bring lunch. This week, Kenneth Owen of the University of Illinois Springfield will moderate the discussion on college sports. The suggested reading is Winton U. Solberg’s “Creating the Big 10: Courage, Corruption and Commercialization” which explores the relationship between higher education and collegiate football in the Big Ten’s first 50 years. alplm.org.
Illinois History Forum Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library
May 9, 12 p.m. Mon.
112 N. Sixth St.