Smart Living Weekly – July 9, 2014

  Oregon Trail Days Celebrates Success Right in Our Region: On July 19-20, sharpshooters, whip-crackers, American Indians, mountain men, voyageurs and other pioneer characters will inhabit Lowden State Park in…
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Lee & Ogle Counties: When We Were the West

Sure, you know about the Wild West of the Gold Rush, but long before that, settlers found plenty of adventure here, in Illinois. Janine Pumilia explores how our area developed when only animals and flatboats carried goods across the river.

Janine’s Journal: Write Down Your Life Stories!

During the writing process, we inevitably meet some fascinating people. Just imagine if these people, and our famous historical figures, hadn’t preserved their life stories.