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Thursday, June 13, 2019 12:18 am
 Doris Marbold Decker, 82, is looking forward to the Sixth Historic Marbold Farmstead Antique Show and Farm Fest on June 22-23. Tears well up in Decker’s eyes – and in all listening to her �...
Thursday, May 10, 2018 12:06 am
On May 4, Ireland’s Ambassador to the United States, Daniel Mulhall, visited the Mother Jones Monument in Mount Olive, where he met with Northern Illinois University Prof. Rosemary Feurer, direc...
Thursday, April 12, 2018 12:08 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...
Thursday, March 29, 2018 12:09 am
 Four presidents with personal ties to Illinois left an indelible mark in American history. Thanks to the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum (ALPLM), these presidents’ legacies are...
Thursday, March 8, 2018 12:09 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...
Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2018 12:10 am

Susan Lawrence Dana was more careful with money than you think

Eyes downcast, with a guilty expression and in a quiet voice, a friend of mine admitted, “I have never been through the Dana-Thomas House.” She isn’t alone; too many have been missing out on a S...
Thursday, Feb. 8, 2018 12:11 am

Stumbling to the altar with Abraham and Mary

 “Up flew windows, out popped headsTo see this Lady gayIn silken cloak and feather whiteAriding on the dray. At length arrived at Edward’s gateHart backed the usual wayAnd taking out the...
Thursday, Jan. 11, 2018 12:10 am
 When a single rifle shot in Memphis, Tennessee, cut short the life of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King at age 39 on April 4, 1968, it cemented the iconic status of the civil rights leader and tow...


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