Saturday, July 21, 2018

Sammy Davis, Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient (2 of 2)

From the Union League Club of Chicago: Congressional Medal of Honor recipient Sammy Davis recounts his experiences in combat and how he handled the...

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...

Influential Illinoisans of the Past

Former State Senator Mark Rhoads provides a power point presentation on some of the most well known Illinoisans of the past, and how they...

Lincoln Biographer Michael Burlingame on Lincoln’s Legacy

On the 150th anniversary of Lincoln's assassination, we speak One-on-One with Historian Michael Burlingame, author of "Lincoln: A Life." Mr Burlingame discusses why Lincoln matters,...

Civil War Fathers

Author Tim Pletkovich, talks about his book, "Civil War Fathers" which tells the story of the aging Civil War veterans, who started families when...

Illinois’ Connection to the Founding of Farm Aid

On the 30th Anniversary of Farm Aid, Speaker Joe Alexander tells the story of how Farm Aid began in Illinois, with a series of...

Ronald Reagan’s Hometown of Dixon, IL Remembers Their Favorite Son

As Dixon IL approached the 100th anniversary of Ronald Reagan's birth in February, 2011, the Illinois Channel toured the schoolhouse where he attended grade school...

ILLINOIS BICENTENNIAL: The Lincoln Presidential Library Shows Artifacts from Lincoln’s...

From 2015, On the 150th anniversary of the Assassination of President Lincoln in 1865, the Lincoln Presidential Library in Springfield, displayed artifacts from the...

Former Gov Dan Walker Reflects on His Triumphs and Tragedies

From June, 2007: Our one-on-one with fmr Gov Dan Walker (D, 1973-1977) who at the time of this recording had just published his memoir "The...

Author David McCullough on “1776”

From the Illinois Channel archives (Chicago, June, 2005)  Author David McCullough talks to a Union League Club audience about his book, "1776."  The book...

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Illinois Supreme Court Chief Justice Lloyd Karmeier on the Costs of...

From the Illinois Supreme Court: Our one-on-one with Chief Justice Lloyd Karmeier, as we talk about funding the courts, the costs of the legal...

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