Monday, February 24, 2020

Legendary Newsman Mike Lawrence Part 2

In part two of our interview, Mike Lawrence remembers governors Ogilvie, Walker, Thompson, and Edgar. He also talks about the "Mike Madigan mystique", a...

The Exodus from Illinois: Causes and Concerns

From the City Club of Chicago - a panel discussion examines the continuing movement of citizens leaving Illinois for other states. While many blame...

The Official Portrait of Gov Pat Quinn (D), 2009-2015, is Unveiled...

State Capitol:  On Monday, Gov Quinn and hundreds of his friends and followers, returned to the Capitol for the unveiling of his official portrait. The...

Jonathan Edison, author of “Survival Mode” on Overcoming Life’s Challenges

From the Illinois Assn of School Boards conference: We talk one on one with Jonathan Edison, who overcame severe hardships based on his family...

Taylor Pensoneau: Reflections on Covering Illinois Politics in the 1960s...

Springfield - Marking the Illinois Bicentennial, 1818-2018 In this in-depth conversation, we speak with former journalist, now author Taylor Pensoneau, who was the Capitol Bureau...

One on One with Author Alan Manning: “Father Lincoln”

From Springfield:  We talk with author Alan Manning about his new book, "Father Lincoln" which recounts Abraham's experiences as a father to four sons...

Skokie, Illinois’ Holocaust Museum Wins National Award for Service and Education

by Jacob Rogers, Medill News Servie WASHINGTON- The Illinois Holocaust Museum and Education Center was honored this week as one of ten institutions to receive a...

From the Archives: Our 2011 Visit to the Governor’s Mansion...

From our Archives:   In December, 2011, we visited the Governor's mansion to see how it was decorated by staff and volunteers.   The Illinois Governor's...

IDNR’s new Director on Re-energizing Illinois’ Dept of Natural Resources

Springfield - We go One-on-One with Colleen Callahan, who became the Director of the Department of Natural Resources in March. ...

Adlai Stevenson III, Reflections on His Career, Personalities, & Politics

Fmr Sen Adlai Stevenson (D-IL), was the great-grandson of a Vice President, and the son of Gov Adlai Stevenson who twice ran for President...

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Historian Mark DePue: Preserving Illinois’ Oral History

From the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library:  We talk with historian and fmr military officer, Mark DePue on his work of conducting indepth oral history...

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