Sunday, May 20, 2018


Elaine Evans

Service to the State: Addison Area Residents and Their Impact on Illinois

Addison Historical Museum

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This Bicentennial exhibit showcases Addison area residents who have served the state of Illinois as public servants from the days of the Civil War all the way to the present. They have served in a variety of roles ranging from Lieutenant Governor to State Senator and Representative. These local leaders came from different ethnic and social backgrounds and professions. Each, in his or her own way, has made a singular impact on the history of Illinois.

The Law, Lincoln and True Crime

Book Signing and Talks

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Come and meet these award-winning authors. Brian "Bob" Dekle, retired as a prosecutor and law skills professor, will speak about Prairie Defender: The Murder Trials of Abraham Lincoln. Brian Dirck, professor of history at Anderson University, has written six books about Lincoln, including Lincoln the Lawyer and Lincoln and the Constitution.

ISHS to Honor Illinois Centennial Businesses

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Is your Illinois-based business a century or more older?

Since 1984, the ISHS has presented Centennial Awards to Illinois businesses and not-for-profit organizations that have operated continuously in the state for 100 years or more. Previous ISHS Centennial honorees number more than 1,400 and include banks, businesses, manufacturers, cemetery associations, libraries, private utility companies, country clubs, funeral homes, newspapers, union organizations, “mom and pop” general stores, and municipalities.
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