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ALPLM Communications Manager
Assigned as a unit armorer to the 3rd Marine Division stationed at Camp Okubo, Japan from 1953- 1954
Army infantryman and POW in Korea
Former Secretary of Agriculture for the Reagan Administration.
Army optometrist who participated in a deployment to Kosovo in 2001 and the initial occupation of Iraq in 2003
A non-combative conscientious objector during the Vietnam War
Deputy of Research for Advance Illinois discusses school funding issues.
A journalist/educator's view on the 1982 ERA fight in the IL Legislature
A farmer and supporter of school consolidation in Bureau County, IL.
Illinois State Senator and colleague of Obama
Illinois politicians career on Sangamon County Board and IL Senate
Former Republican State Senator talks about the pension fights of the 1990s and 2000s
Charter member of Springfield Decatur Area Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority and retired educator from Decatur, Illinois
Illinois Power employee and a charter member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., Springfield Decatur Area Alumnae Chapter
Platoon leader in a Marine recon platoon during early period of Vietnam War
Legislative liaison for Governor Jim Edgar
Career Air Force Officer, Vietnam War era POW, and 2004 Senate Candidate
Senior SAC Officer during the Gulf War, 1990-1991
Career Air Force Officer and Vietnam War era POW
Army Ordnance officer during Vietnam War, and with the U.S. Army Reserves
Huey pilot with the 4th Infantry Division in Vietnam in 1968-69
Long-time curator of the IL Executive mansion, and friend of Gov. Jim Thompson
He was sent instead to Kissingen, Germany and assigned to Company E, 10th Engineer Battalion, 3rd Infantry Division
Reflections on service in Vietnam, and return to the U.S.
Commander of an Illinois contingent working with Multinational Division in Iraq
Vietnam veterans and Vietnamese boat people reflect on their experiences
Child during World War II
Former athlete, coach, principal and IHSA treasurer shares his experiences.
Long-time News Director for WUIS, Springfield's public radio station
Long-time News Director for WUIS, Springfield's public radio station
A farmer who discusses the future he sees for agriculture
President of the Mikva Challenge program promoting civic involvement among youth.
Mary (Cagle) Horman Bremer shares her family's history through the depression, WW II and the good times.
Jazz musician and music teacher.
He grew up in Chicago and became marketing director for Growing Home
Engineer and IDOT secretary under governors Edgar and Ryan
Young Hungarian Jew and Holocaust Survivor
Always involved in agriculture and especially the family farm
1952 he was in Korea, assigned to the 1st Marine Division's Reconnaissance Company
CEO for the Illinois Eastern Community College System for 17 years.
Director of the U. of Illinois's Labor Education Program discussed 2012 Chicago Teacher Union strike
Engineer in the 3rd Infantry Division during World War II
History of McHenry County College from several perspectives.
South Vietnamese Army commander and a post-war prisoner of war
An interview with the 'First Lady of Girls Athletics in Illinois.
Rural school civics teacher and civics teaching mentor.
History of Carl Sandburg College from 1980 to 2013.
Army infantryman serving near Saigon, South Vietnam in 1968-1969
Airplane mechanic in the Army Air Force during World War II
A policeman's perspective of the 1968 Democratic Convention in Chicago
Player in the All American Girls Professional Baseball League from 1949-1951.
Renowned historian and Chair in Lincoln Studies at UIS discusses a life spent studying Lincoln .
Teacher at Keith Country Day discusses the school's history and operation.
As a third generation farmer he has moved to grass-fed Cattle and Chickens
Teaching civics at O‘Fallon Township High School.
Former Assistant Executive Secretary of the Illinois High School Association.
Consultant for the American Institutes for Research discusses improving schools.
Participant in 1970 IL State Constitutional Convention discusses its impact on pensions
Combat engineer with bridging company finds his relatives in Japanese camps in the Philippines
In 1974 he began his long association with Alan Dixon, when Dixon served as Illinois state Treasurer, then Illinois Secretary of State
Television ads capture Jim Thompson's campaign for the Illinois State Governor seat
Life-long resident of Rochester shares family stories of the town
Co-founder and CEO of Kids Science Labs discusses their innovative programs.
Service with the British 8th Army in Italy with the American Field Service
Department of Education director discusses civics education for teachers.
Superintendent of the Fieldcrest Community Unit School District discusses the school's creation.
comes from a long line of Chicago Board of Trade Veterans
Parent and community volunteer; plaintiff in school desegregation lawsuit
Grade school teacher and longtime resident of Rochester
Executive Reorg and the Program Staff during Gov. Thompson’s First Two Terms
Discusses her life growing up on the farm during the 1930s
Senior Naval Science Instructor for the East Aurora Naval Junior ROTC.
Welsh-born Lincoln Scholar and author of a book on Lincoln humor.
Navy frogman and later a crewman on a river patrol boat during Vietnam War
Conducting research on public school funding.
Archivist at Heartland Community College discusses school's history.
Director of Personnel and Labor Relations for Governor Jim Edgar
Early years and journalistic career in Springfield
Appointed to serve as the Chair of IHPA by Governor Jim Thompson from its creation in 1985 until 2012
Illinois state Representative's perspective on the subject of school district reorganizations in Illinois.
Illinois educator, administrator and artist discusses the ERA fight in Illinois
History of Lewis and Clark College in southwestern Illinois.
A native of Dixon who was saved by Ronald Reagan when he was a lifeguard.
Wife of World War II veteran George Cocker
1964 Mississippi voter registration drive
History of Carl Sandburg College from 1969 to 2010.
Western Illinois teacher and school administrator discusses school reorganization.
Delta Sigma Theta sorority member at Bradley University
Charter member of Springfield-Decatur Alumnae of Delta Sigma Theta
After attending the University of Illinois he specialized in restoring old houses. Barns are his passion.
Farm wife who raised her seven children in Rochester after her husband's death
A review of the Illinois Civics Academy for Secondary Teachers.
DePaul University professor training teachers in the social studies and civics education.
First girl’s basketball coach at Mattoon High School in Mattoon, Illinois.
Vietnam veteran panel discussion in conjunction with the public debut of Ken Burns' Vietnam War documentary
World War II Marine who served with the 6th Marine Division at Guam and Okinawa
Early career and work with IHPA through Directorship of Susan Mogerman
St. Louis Cardinals bat boy tells stories from the late 1990s.
Family separation during WWII