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Illinois



  • Douglas' Statue to Be Removed From Illinois Capitol Lawn

    Douglas, Lincoln's famous political nemesis, was famous for arguing that newly admitted states should decide on slavery themselves. His personal profit from slavery was a factor in the decision to remove his statue.


  • The Lynching of David Wyatt

    by Greg Bailey

    Lynching and mob terrorism against African Americans have never been strictly southern phenomena, as a bloody incident from southern Illinois's histrory reveals. 



  • A new musical legacy for Frank Lloyd Wright's father, courtesy of music historian

    One thing that’s not disputed about Frank Lloyd Wright’s father is this: He loved music.Long portrayed as a distant parent and meager breadwinner who abandoned the family when Frank was 17, the senior Wright emerges as a much different character — a cultured and exuberantly creative man who lived a life in music — in the new CD, “The Music of William C. Wright.”Produced by Oak Park, Ill., music historian and architecture fan David Patterson, the 72-minute CD features pieces composed by Frank Lloyd Wright’s father in a musical career that spanned the second half of the 19th century. Many of those years were spent in Wisconsin, including Madison and Frank’s birthplace of Richland Center...