southern Illinois

History
2:25 pm
Mon June 16, 2014

Mother Jones Monument to get upgrades

Mother Jones Memorial
Credit Illinois AFL-CIO

   A labor group hopes that efforts to upgrade a nearly 80-year old monument in downstate Illinois will also bring a history lesson to new generations.  

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State News
9:19 am
Fri September 20, 2013

George Harrison's 1963 visit to Il to be commemorated

Credit beatlesbible.com

Just before he became one of the most famous people on earth, George Harrison traveled to southern Illinois. This month is the 50th anniversary of that trip to the town of Benton.  Harrison was here to visit his sister, who had moved to the community.  Illinois Public Radio's Sean Crawford has this interview on Harrison's time spent in the state and an effort to commemorate the occasion:

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