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Buying a Russian Mig

It can be a hassle filling out paperwork when you buy or trade a new car or truck. But what’s it like if you want…

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The World Aerospace Museum

Quincy, Illinois has a nice airport which links its citizens to thousands of flights around the globe. But what many don’t realize is the very…

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Springfield, Illinois: New Salem Village

Where was Abraham Lincoln living when he won his first political office?  You may have forgotten that it was this town, which appears today much…

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Springfield, Illinois: Lincoln’s Tomb

Arlington National Cemetery is the most visited cemetery is the nation.  Which one ranks second?  Well, a stop here honors a president and may even…

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Springfield, Illinois: The Cozy Dog

Route 66 is full of pieces of Americana, and in Central Illinois you’ll find a drive-in over 65 years old, and customers traveling from other…

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Springfield, Illinois: History Comes Alive

It’s been 150 years since Abraham Lincoln was President, but you can still visit with him and get his thoughts about everything from politics to…

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Springfield, Illinois: A Presidential Museum

This week we’re in Springfield, Illinois–of course any stop here likely includes the Abraham Lincoln presidential library.  It’s a place where technology and a few…

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West of the Mississippi…To Illinois

Today we head west of the Mississippi River to the state of Illinois.  Yes, that’s west….. SharePrintEmail

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The Liberty Bell of the West

The Liberty Bell tolled for freedom in Philadelphia…or was it really in the State of Illinois? SharePrintEmail

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Carving a Capital from the Wilderness

Roll back the clock 250 years and this city’s population might rival some of the largest towns on the east coast–yet it was in the…

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Illinois’ Original State Capital

State capitals range in size form huge cities such as Atlanta, Georgia all the way down to Montpelier, Vermont’s mere 8000 residents. But when this…

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Lincoln Celebrates With Champagne and Raisins

What was Abraham Lincoln doing with 81 bottles of champagne and 14 pounds of raisins? Thankfully he didn’t consume them all himself, but he was…

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Lincoln at Illinois’ Other Capital

You can go to Springfield, Illinois and learn plenty about President Abraham Lincoln. His home and Presidential Library are there. But if you want to…

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Santa Anna’s Leg

It’s been over 150 years since IL soldiers faced Santa Ana in the Mexican War. However traces of that battle fought over 1500 miles to…

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Farming Big with Small Equipment

It’s amazing some of the technology that can be found on the farm these days.  However, if you go to Phil Corzine’s farm, you may…

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A Different Place to Farm

Midwestern farms experience temperatures that can often range from below zero to over 100 during the course of the year.  Phil’s farms sees far less…

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Stumps in the Road

Folks in Ramsey, Illinois know that just a few miles to the south, one of the nation’s first roads once linked Illinois with the east…

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Chicago’s Library

Chicago was ready to build a new library in the late 1800s.  However, it had two challenges.  There was little light by which to read…

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Chicago’s Cultural Center

Chicago’s Michigan Avenue has long been a place noted for fine shops, hotels and attractions. Many people though, pass by one of the great gems…

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Lincoln’s Aide – William Johnson

Few people know that on Abraham Lincoln’s return to the District of Columbia from delivering the Gettysburg Address, he contracted a mild case of smallpox….

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