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U.S. Senator Brings Presidential Campaign to Keokuk

May 29, 2019
Jason Parrott / TSPR

U.S. Senator Cory Booker (D-New Jersey) told a crowd of more than 50 at the Lost Canvas in downtown Keokuk that he is worried about the nation descending into division-based and fear-based politics.

Hope Cemetery Volunteers Engage Today's Community

May 17, 2019
Courtesy of Heather Dickson/Friends of Hope Cemetery

When Heather Dickson relocated to Galesburg with her husband and daughter, she had no personal connection to the town. In Hope Cemetery, she began putting streets to names. In the process, she gained a deep appreciation for the free thinkers and innovators that abound in Galesburg's past.

Courtesy of Gloria Delany-Barmann

I have built my adult life and my career around the privilege of crossing borders to live, work, and explore.  On various travels to Central and South America, many people have opened their homes and treated me as a friend, a daughter, or sister. These experiences have shaped me in ways that I am still discovering today.

As grassland and prairies gave way to farmland in the Midwest, habitats for some native birds disappeared. There’s a relatively new program in central Illinois looking to restore wetlands for migrating birds and help farmers at the same time.

The program to help them is limited but is secure for now. However, the future for both the bird and the program could be on shakier ground in just a few years.