Forgottonia en Photos Document Today’s Forgottonia <p>Bruce Morton didn’t appreciate the surroundings while he grew up in Hancock County. Thu, 19 Sep 2013 23:28:42 +0000 Rich Egger 40889 at Photos Document Today’s Forgottonia Remembering the Governor of Forgottonia <p>For this week’s Emphasis, we present the documentary <em>Remembering the Governor of Forgottonia.</em></p><p>This year marks the 40<sup>th</sup> anniversary of the tongue-in-cheek political campaign that helped put western Illinois on the map – sort of.&nbsp; Neal Gamm, a bushy-haired, energetic, theater student at Western Illinois University, declared 16 counties should secede from the US and found the Republic of Forgottonia.</p> Fri, 24 May 2013 15:38:42 +0000 James Needham 34364 at Remembering the Governor of Forgottonia