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Illinois Heritage Magazine

Illinois Heritage, the popular history magazine of the Illinois State Historical Society, was established in 1997 to encourage professional and amateur historians, museum professionals, teachers, genealogists, journalists, and other researchers to explore and write about Prairie State history for a broad audience.

Illinois Heritage is published six times per year and is available as a benefit of membership in the Illinois State Historical Society. Individual editions can also be purchased by contacting our office directly. Visit our Membership section for membership options and information.

Visit our Illinois Heritage Magazine section to see issue summaries and sample articles from recent releases.

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Illinois Heritage, November–December 2015

Illinois Heritage, November–December 2015
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Illinois Heritage, November–December 2015

Volume 18, Number 6

On the Cover: A young visitor to the Lincoln Tomb in Springfield considers the price of citizenship in a nation "of the people, by the people, for the people." Photo by Jody Kienzler

To our Readers:

The leaves have turned and fallen, and the mercury continues to dip below the comfort zone. As of the writing the Illinois General Assembly and Governor Rauner are frozen solid with no thaw of the state budget in sight. For many state employees and service providers, it looks like the winter of discontent is already upon us.

Table of Contents


  • To our readers
  • President's message
  • Letters to the editor
  • ISHS news
  • The honor roll


  • Archaeology of a hate crime: Rail project uncovers grim evidence of 1908 race riot (article sample)
  • "Fog wings"
  • Egypt in the fall
  • Rock Island reconnoiter (article sample)
  • Running Illinois: State archivist experience history one step - and county-at a time
  • Illinois Women Artists Series, Part 23, Lillian Scalzo
Issue Price$5.00
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