New exhibit looks at Depression origins of Shawnee National Forest
A Lincoln historian appreciates getting to know the lives of three other people with Illinois roots
After losing to the "I Like Ike" message in 1952, Adlai Stevenson returned with a warning about treating politicians like products.
The Chicago Fire of 1871 was one of the central events in the city's history. What actually happened?
A visit to Springfield can go far beyond Abraham Lincoln
From a one-story project to a thirteen-building complex, Jane Addams' Hull-House was a success in progressive reform that is still discussed today.
Looking back at a notorious episode in Illinois history -- the Haymarket "Riot"
Museums rarely have all the artifacts they need for an exhibit. Loans between museums help fill these gaps.
Before there were highways and railroads, river travel dominated trade and transportation.
A look at obituaries of the past from the presidential library's huge newspaper collection