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 By Tom Emery    Opinion    November 30, 2022 

World War I defined rest of the 20th Century

It was called the “Great War” and the “war to end all wars.” Unfortunately for mankind, there were even greater, and more deadly, wars to come. Though overshadowed by the Second World War toda...

 By Tom Emery    Opinion    November 2, 2022

War of the Worlds rocked radio listeners

A seemingly innocent fictional radio broadcast caused panic in the streets in 1938. Sunday, Oct. 30, marked the anniversary of the national radio broadcast of The War of the Worlds, which was...

 By Tom Emery    News    August 31, 2022

SamJam keeps going for a great cause

One of the larger music festivals in small-town Illinois music festival returns this year with an array of musical genres. The 2022 SamJam Music and Brewfest will be held on Saturday, Sept. 24, from...

 By Tom Emery    Opinion    November 10, 2021

Illinois has been well-represented in American wars

Since statehood, and even before, Illinois has been well-represented in American wars. In many cases, Illinois was among national leaders in the number of men and women supplied to the service....


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