Tuesday, March 19, 2019

History on Trial: The Alton School Cases

The Alton School Cases were a series of seven circuit court trials and five Illinois Supreme Court appeals from 1897 to 1908, in which...

Tour of National Great Rivers Museum in Alton

Angie Smith of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers takes us on a tour of the National Great Rivers Museum at the Melvin Price...

Illinois Bicentennial, 1818-2018: From 2011, Professor Allen Guelzo, of Gettysburg...

From 2011:  At the Abraham Lincoln Association's annual dinner, Professor Allen Guelzo of Gettysburg College talks about the twisted legacy of Abraham Lincoln, as...

Bicentennial Celebration of the Illinois Judiciary

Springfield, October 9, 2018 - From the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum, members of the Illinois Supreme Court are joined by attorneys and...

Remembering the Historic Career of Justice Mary Ann McMorrow

Mary Ann McMorrow, who passed away on February 23, 2013, was the first woman in Illinois history to head a branch of government, when...

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...

Women and the Right to Vote: Does it Matter?

From the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Museum, a panel of female lawmakers, historians, and political scientists discuss the lasting impact of female suffrage including the...

Illinois Bicentennial: Jim Edgar’s Decision to Not Run for Governor in...

In October 2005 -- former Governor Jim Edgar announced he would not run for Governor in 2006 against then Gov Rod Blagojevich. In this...

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...

Illinois Bicentennial: Covering Illinois Issues & Personalities in Washington

From the National Press Club in Washington DC, Clarence Page of the Chicago Tribune and Lynn Sweet of the Chicago Sun-Times, discuss some of...

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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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