Illinois’ Bicentennial: The Challenging Road To American Statehood

In celebration of Illinois’ bicentennial, explore how the Prairie State became central to the U.S. in terms of economy, culture and politics, and learn how you can join in on the celebrations happening through this year.

Rosie’s Birthday Club: A Nonprofit That Knows How to Party

Rosie’s Birthday Club is a nonprofit that organizes birthday parties for children in poverty. See for yourself how much joy this organization brings.

From the Managing Editor: On Fairy Tales, George Clooney & ‘Star Trek’

Maybe a 50th birthday isn’t so bad. Turns out, those born in 1961 have seen some big events in a half-century. And, they’re keeping good company, too.