March 28 marked the six month anniversary for Roquette America locking out roughly 240 union workers in Keokuk. Hundreds of people from throughout the Midwest met in the southeast Iowa city over the weekend to stand in solidarity with the union. The event also served as a rallying cry for the working class.
Supporters honked their car horns as more than 400 people marched along Main Street in downtown Keokuk.
The demonstrators marched from the Keokuk Labor Temple to the intersection of 14th and Main and back, carrying signs and chanting.
Macomb, IL – When Western Illinois University engineering professor Rafael Obregon talks about his current project, he's reminded of the Wright brothers: "Before they were able to fly for the first time, there were a lot of trials that never [worked]."
Obregon's current project pairs him with a long-time collaborator, Dan Meyer of Innovative Design and Research Corporation in Rushville.
All aboard for a blues concert on an Amtrak train!
On the Friday of Mother's Day weekend, the lounge car of Amtrak's Southwest Chief was turned into a blues club for a few hours between Chicago and Fort Madison.
John Primer and Dan Beaver performed a show to promote the Simply The Blues festival in Fort Madison.
During this half hour documentary you'll hear from the musicians, passengers, and the man who came up with the idea for holding a blues concert on a train. The program also features a lot of music from the Simply The Blues Train concert.