Macomb Christmas Festivities
3:21 pm
Sun December 7, 2014

Celebrating 20 Years of Dickens on the Square

The Western Illinois Museum displayed Jill Myers’ collection of nutcrackers during the museum’s “Who Collects What” program as part of Dickens on the Square.
Credit Rich Egger

The annual Christmas event in downtown Macomb is designed to evoke the look and feel of Victorian England.

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Bill Knight – December 19
1:51 pm
Wed December 18, 2013

A Baby is Born - An Old Story

Bill Knight

Newspaperman Heywood Broun was one of the country’s top columnists in the 1920s and ’30s, when he also founded The Newspaper Guild labor union – risking his own financial position to help reporters paid 1 percent of his salary. Broun wrote about sports and books as well as current events and social-justice issues, but for years one of his most popular themes was Christmas, the subject of this sentimental piece from the defunct New York World:

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