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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...
Thursday, Dec. 14, 2017 12:10 am

The East St. Louis race riot of 1917, one of the worst in American history

 One hundred years ago, East St. Louis surpassed Springfield for the most ignoble reason – it had race riots worse than the Springfield riots of 1908. Springfield’s riots became known for hel...
Thursday, Oct. 5, 2017 12:11 am

The “Dollar-a-Day Boys” who built New Salem

 In 1831, Abraham Lincoln arrived in New Salem as a penniless young laborer who took on a variety of odd jobs, including manual labor, to support himself. His experience in the village gave him t...


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