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A Bicentennial Commemorative of the Prairie State

Readings from the "Journal of the Illinois State Historical Society"

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A Bicentennial Commemorative of the Prairie State: Readings from the "Journal of the Illinois State Historical Society"
Edited by David W. Scott, with a foreword by Leah Joy Axelrod

Culled from the Journal of the Illinois State Historical Society’s 110-year archive of scholarship, this volume of more than thirty articles illuminates the colorful episodes, meaningful events, and significant characters in the rich history of Illinois. Selected by committee and edited by David W. Scott, A Bicentennial Commemorative of the Prairie State celebrates the state’s two-hundred-year history with a broad scope of voices and perspective.

Eugene Debs and George Pullman in McHenry County

Woodstock Celebrates, Inc. and Illinois Labor History Society

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Woodstock Celebrates and the Illinois Labor History Society are hosting a Eugene V. Debs/George Pullman event in Woodstock for Saturday and Sunday, 3 and 4 November. All events are free to the public, however donations are encouraged for the specific purpose of renovating Old McHenry County Jail. Volunteers at each event will take cash and checks made payable to Woodstock Celebrates, Inc., a 501(c)(3) organization, that WCI will turn over to the City of Woodstock for the Old Jail. 

Alexander Hesler's Abraham Lincoln Portrait Arrives in McDonough County

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A high-quality reproduction of a famous Abraham Lincoln photograph will be presented to the McDonough County Courthouse on Friday, July 27. The unveiling ceremony will take place at 2:00 p.m. in the courthouse, One Courthouse Square, Macomb. The event is open to the public.
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