A victory over the St. Louis Cardinals gives the Cubs their 10th win in a row, the longest winning streak for the team since 2001, when they won 12 straight from May 19-June 2. Nine of the games had occurred in August, making it their winningest August since 1909. The Cubs’ lead stretches to a season-high 13 games with 49 games left in the season. And the rest is history for the 2016 World Champs.
Wait, there’s more. Nine of the Cubs’ 10 wins have occurred in the month of August, and the team has not been 9-0 at the start of August since their 1909 season.
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Women's History Walk: Celebrating the 100th Anniversary of the 19th Amendment
Meet the movers and shakers of the Illinois Suffrage Movement who lived in Oak Park Illinois. Join us in this 90-minute walking tour as we celebrate the 100th anniversary of the ratification of the Nineteenth Amendment and honor the women who worked tirelessly for equal voting rights.
Summer Music at the Museum
Music will fill the air this summer as History Comes Alive at the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum! Every Saturday morning from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., June 6th through August 15th, you'll be treated to FREE outdoor concerts in front of the museum or in Union Square Park. This week you'll enjoy music from the Burr Oak String Band and entertainment from Professor Longhair's Magic and Medicine Show!
Walk Edgewater: Bryn Mawr Historic District
Enjoy views of the historic buildings of Edgewater in our own unique outdoor museum. Edgewater has three historic districts, designated by the U.S. Department of the Interior, and many blocks filled with historic homes.
Historical Marker Dedication—Kenneth Leon “Tug” Wilson
An historical marker recognizing Atwood native Kenneth L. "Tug" Wilson, an Olympian, athletics director, second Commissioner of the Big Ten, and president of the U.S. Olympic Committee will be dedicated at 11 a.m. Saturday, August 22, 2020, at Rajah Park located in the 200 block of Magnolia Street in Atwood.
Fake News, Lying Politicians, and Dirty Tricks: Madison County on the Eve of the Presidential Election, 1860 (or 2020?)
The Madison County Historical Society will offer a free online program on Sunday, September 13 from 3-4 p.m. presented by SIUE Emeritus Professor Stephen Hansen. The live webinar comparing presidential politics of 1860 with today should prove to be both educational and entertaining. This presentation will discuss the political campaign tactics and behavior of politicians and voters in Madison County leading up to the momentous presidential election of 1860.
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