Eureka College observes Berlin Wall anniversary

Nov 7, 2013

Political, military and academic officials observed the 24th Anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall yesterday at Eureka College.  Eureka has a section of the wall that fell, marking the end of the Cold War.  Former Illinois Governor Jim Edgar was one of the guest speakers to mark the anniversary.  He says the Berlin Wall fell because both President Ronald Reagan and Soviet statesman Mikhail Gorbachev were willing to compromise:

Edgar joins call for immigration reform

Apr 2, 2013

  Former Illinois Governor Jim Edgar says it’s time for Congress to pass comprehensive immigration reform.  Edgar, who’s a Republican, is now with the University of Illinois’ Institute of Government and Public Affairs.  He recently joined a new group called the Illinois Business Immigration Coalition. Its members include Caterpillar CEO Doug Oberhelman and the president of the U of I. Edgar says it should be easier for people living in the country illegally to gain their citizenship, especially if they’ve contributed to society, avoided criminal activity, and found a job.