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10/25/1959

Senator John F. Kennedy gives a speech at the Egyptian Theatre in Downtown DeKalb in front of a packed house.

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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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House of Alvarus Gage, Founder of Somonauk, Historical Marker Dedication

DeKalb County Historical Society and the Illinois State Historical Society

Join us on Saturday, October 17, at 1 p.m. for the dedication of the House of Alvarus Gage, Founder of Somonauk historical marker.

Fall 2020 Lunch & Learn Series – The American People, Government, Finances and the Public Trust (Via Zoom)

UIS Alumni SAGE Society & the Illinois State Historical Society

Fall 2020 Lunch & Learn Series – The American People, Government, Finances and the Public Trust (Via Zoom)

Panelists:

  • Rich Miller, Owner and Publisher, Capitol Fax.com
  • Dr. Kenneth Kriz, Distinguished Professor, Public Administration & Director, Institute for Illinois Public Finance
  • The Honorable Tim Butler, Illinois State Representative

Moderator: Dr. Robert Smith, Dean, College of Public Affairs and Administration

Fall 2020 Lunch & Learn Series: Societal Norms – Then and Now (Via Zoom)

UIS Alumni SAGE Society & the Illinois State Historical Society

Fall 2020 Lunch & Learn Series: Societal Norms – Then and Now (Via Zoom)

Panelists:

  • Dr. Sean McCandless, Assistant Professor and Assoc. Director, DPA Program
  • Dr. Jason Pierceson, Professor, Political Science

Moderator: Rachel Otwell, Staff Writer, Illinois Times

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