Underground Railroad

Action by Governor
5:13 pm
Wed December 31, 2014

Western Illinois Men Pardoned for Work on Underground Railroad

The Dr. Richard Eells House in Quincy
Credit The Friends of Dr. Richard Eells House

Illinois' Governor has posthumously pardoned three men for their work with the Underground Railroad.

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New Book & Cemetery Tours
10:11 pm
Wed May 23, 2012

Digging Up History at Macomb's Oakwood Cemetery

John Hallwas in Oakwood Cemetery
Rich Egger

Historian and author John Hallwas was looking for a different take on Macomb's history. He found it by going through its grandest old graveyard, which is Oakwood Cemetery.

The result is the book Here to Stay: Reflections on the Dead in a Small Town Cemetery. It will be released in the coming days.

“Cemeteries are like huge puzzles. The more time you spend strolling through them, noticing things ... there are many mysteries in the cemetery,” Hallwas said. “The cemetery is a big vast canvas of mysteries.”

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