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The People's Building

The People's Building

The Illinois State Capitol is known as the people's building. The...

The People's Building

The People's Building

The Illinois State Capitol is known as the people's building. The July-August 2018 issue of Illinois Heritage is a special issue devoted to the building with three unique stories about the capitol. 
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Make sure your efforts to preserve the past are not endangering it.

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Make sure your efforts to preserve the past are not endangering it.
The Illinois Supreme Court in the State Capitol

The Illinois Supreme Court in the...

The Illinois Supreme Court chambers as they looked when the court was...

The Illinois Supreme Court in the State Capitol

The Illinois Supreme Court in the State Capitol

The Illinois Supreme Court chambers as they looked when the court was housed inside the Illinois statehouse from 1878-1907.

 

Today in history

9/21/1937

The beginning of fall in Illinois marks an excellent time to plant trees, shrubs and vines. This month Bill Veeck strings bittersweet from the top of the Wrigley Field wall to the bottom and plants ivy at the base of the wall, establishing the iconic ivy

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Historical Markers

Since 1934, the Illinois State Historical Society has erected more than 500 historical markers statewide. Subjects of historical significance to Illinois are co-sponsored by local organizations and supporters. The Illinois State Historical Society coordinates the placement and management of historical markers throughout the state.

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Volume 109 - Number 1 - Spring 2016

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Volume 109 - Number 1 - Spring 2016

Articles

“How Newness Enters the World”: Cultural Creolization in Swedish-American Hymnals Published at Augustana College, 1901-1925
 - By Peter Ellertsen

Sacrificing for a “Just Cause”:
The World War I Memoir of Edward F. Paule, U.S. Engineers
 - By
Jeffrey L. Patrick

Moral Imperatives and Political Realities:
Edward Marciniak and the Fight to End Chicago’s Dual Housing Market
 -
By Charles Shanabruch

Book Reviews

St. Louis Rising: The French Regime of Louis St. Ange de Bellerive. By Carl J. Ekberg and Sharon K. Person.

Reviewed by: Michael C. Batinski

 

American Crucifixion: The Murder of Joseph Smith and the Fate of the Mormon Church. By Alex Beam.

Reviewed by: Danny Aaron Russell

 

Nauvoo and Hancock County, Illinois: A Guide to Family History and Historical Sources. By Kip Sperry.

Reviewed by: Brady G. Winslow

 

American Vandal: Mark Twain Abroad.<b style="mso-bidi-font-weight: normal"> By Roy Morris, Jr.

Reviewed by: Joy Schulz

 

Midwest Maize: How Corn Shaped the U.S. Heartland. By Cynthia Clampitt.

Reviewed by: Wayne Ratzlaff

 

Crack of the Bat: A History of Baseball on the Radio. By James R. Walker.

Reviewed by: John E. Miller

 

Indian Spectacle: College Mascots and the Anxiety of Modern America. By Jennifer Guiliano.

Reviewed by: Kelli Y. Nakamura

 

“Dear Mrs. Griggs”: Women Readers Pour Out Their Hearts from the Heartland. By Genevieve McBride and Stephen Byers.

Reviewed by: Elizabeth Green

 

Corrupt Illinois: Patronage, Cronyism, and Criminality. By Thomas J. Gradel and Dick Simpson.

Reviewed by: Judy Stafstrom

 

Bird: The Life and Music of Charlie Parker. By Chuck Haddix.

Reviewed by: Steve Shanley

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