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Ronald Whitaker - Community College Project

Early years of Joliet Junior College.

Duane White - School District Reorganization

A parent who opposed the school consolidation of several schools.

James Whitson - World War II

Torpedo man on board the USS Herndon in Europe

David Wiant - World War II

World War II Army veteran who served in the occupation force in the Philippines

Bob Wieneke - Modern Era

Fifth generation orchardist

Jerome Wiese - Vietnam War

Vietnam veteran who served as a combat medic with the infantry

Frank Williams - Civil Rights Stories

Growing up in Flint, MI, high school football and expulsion from school

Hershel 'Woody' Williams - World War II

Marine Medal of Honor recipient earned at Iwo Jima

Jack Williams - World War II

A TBF Avenger gunner serving in Pacific theater on the USS Petrof Bay

Charles Wilson - Springfield African-American History Foundation

Bricklayer, musician, descendent of Springfield Race Riot victim

Jenrose Wilson - Springfield African-American History Foundation

Wife of Charles Wilson, worked in health care field

LaVon Wilson - Delta Sigma Theta

Charter member of Springfield Decatur Area Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority and music teacher in Springfield, IL

Travis Wilson - School District Reorganization

Arthur, IL Superintendent discusses the process of Reorganization.

August Wisnosky - Architectural Gems

Augie's entry into the Old State Capitol project as field architect

Paul Wisovaty - Vietnam War

Radio operator with the 9th Infantry Division during Vietnam War

Barry Witten - Civics Education

Western Illinois University professor provides information on civics education.

Benjamin Wolf - Public School Funding

ACLU lawyer discusses Lewis v. Spagnolo, a case on school funding in East St. Louis.

Sara Wolforth - Civics Education

Illinois Civics Task Force members discusses new IL program.

Roycealee J. Wood - Educational Reform Act 1985

Regional Superintendent of Schools for Lake County discusses Educational Reform Act.

Jim Woodward - IHSA

Former board president for the Illinois High School Association.

Ralph Woolard - World War II

Served in an intelligence squad as part of the 36th Infantry Division in Europe

Martin Woulfe - People of Faith

Unitarian Universalist's spiritual journey to the ministry.

Bill Wright - IHSA

Career at Savannah Public Schools as teacher, coach, principal and superintendent.

Brandon Wright - School District Reorganization

Wright is a lawyer specializing in school reorganization issues.

Thomas Wright - Rochester

World War II Army veteran and retired factory/state employee from Rochester

Betty Wrigley - Family Memories

A WW II Rosie the riveter, and post war wife and mother shares her life story.

Norm Wymbs - Ronald Reagan In Dixon

One of the founders of the Dixon Historic Center discusses his relationship with the Reagan family and the city of Dixon.

Gerald Yaxley - World War II

Member of the 104th "Timberwolf" Division; served in European Theater

Iver Yeager - World War II

Naval officer who served on the USS Dyson (destroyer) in Pacific

Eldon Yetter - Korean War

Served near Panmunjom at U.S. and enemy cemeteries

Mary Yokem - Rochester

Stories of Rochester from the perspective of an African-American resident

Dr. Marcia Young - IHPA legacy

Long serving site manager of David Davis mansion reflects on her career

Kent Young - School District Reorganization

Wright is a lawyer specializing in school reorganization issues.

Marcia Young - Looking for Lincoln

Former Looking for Lincoln Board member discusses the LFL project.

Marcia Young - Architectural Gems

Long serving site manager of David Davis mansion reflects on her career

Walter Zaida - Community College Project

Teacher and administrator on the history of Joliet Community College.

Ken Zehnder - Governor Jim Edgar Project

Eighteen years of service with Sec. of State, then Gov. Jim Edgar

Benedict Zemaitis - Immigrant Stories

Lithuanian immigrant describes life as a refugee in wartime Germany.



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