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The Weather Bureau office in Springfield discontinues its pilot balloon (pibal) observation program.

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Nominations for ISHS Board of Directors and Advisory Board now being accepted

The Illinois State Historical Society is seeking a few good people to serve on its Board of Directors and Advisory Board.

Board Meeting (December 2019)

ISHS Meeting of the Board of Directors and Advisory Board will be held on Tuesday, December 3, 2019.

Time: 3:45 p.m. or immediately after the conclusion of the Illinois History Symposium

University of Illinois Springfield
Student Union, 3rd Floor
2251 Richard Wright Drive
Springfield, IL (Map)

Minutes of the September 14, 2019 Board Meeting
Membership Report
Assets Management Committee Report
Historical Markers Committee Report
Web Site Maintenance Report


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