Her son’s loving tribute to Judy Baar Topinka’s leadership and style

 Judy Barr Topinka had a distinguished career in politics, serving as Illinois representative, senator, state treasurer and comptroller. She was often called “colorful” so it is fitting that...

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Sundown Town: The Negroes didn’t know they would not be welcome in Illinois

Sundown Town is an easy, yet difficult, read. It’s a page-turner with an unbelievable, yet believable, story. Taking the reader from Alabama to Illinois right before the turn of the century, the aut...
 It’s well established that the 1950s was a decade of enormous change on many fronts. It’s especially true within the narrower context of popular music, from the growth of rock ’n’ roll,...

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Wednesday Sept. 19th

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