Monday, September 21, 2020

Joe Topinka Remembers his Mother, Judy Baar Topinka with a new...

Springfield: Judy Topinka was a regular in Illinois politics over the last 40 years. Her death, shortly after she was re-elected Comptroller in December...

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...

Historian Doris Kearns Goodwin on the Lessons in Presidential Leadership

From the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum - Historian Doris Kearns Goodwin, who just released a new book in which she profiles the...

Civil War Tech

From the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum - We hear about a new series examining the technology of the Civil War, and how...

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...

Celebrating Black History Month and Leaders

State Capitol, February 6, 2019 - State Treasurer Mike Frerichs (D) and new Attorney-General, Kwame Raoul, the first Black to hold the...

Journalist Mike Lawrence Reflections

Journalist Mike Lawrence is interviewed by his daughter Katy, about his nearly 50 years in journalism. We hear his reflections and insights on how...

Recalling the 1968 Democratic National Convention

From the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum: On the 50th anniversary of the historic 1968 Democratic National Convention, we hear reflections from four...

The Impeachment of Rod Blagojevich & Insights Into Illinois Government

From February, 2015: We talk with PhD and author, Bernard Sieracki, who talks about his forth-coming book on the Impeachment of Rod Blagojevich.  As one...

Gathering Missing Photos of Vietnam Veterans

State Capitol: We hear from lawmakers, and a Gold Star father on the effort to gather photos of Vietnam veterans, for whom there is...

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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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