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Governor's Mansion almost ready for visitors

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We bring you a look at the ongoing to work to restore the Illinois Governor's mansion.

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Presidential museum highlights the Illinois 4

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Four Commanders In Chief hail from Illinois. You can see their back stories in Springfield.

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Whiskey Town not totally dry

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While history connects Peoria to whiskey, there are not actual distilleries here anymore.

 

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Gangster history found inside Peoria county bar

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Peoria was once known as a "wide open" city. In the 1930s that paved the story for the Shelton brothers, the area's most famous gangsters. 

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Local African American Leaders highlight our continuing series: Home and History - Celebrating 200 Years

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Leaders within the black community take a look at what drives them to make greater Peoria a better place..

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Underground railroad part of Pettengill's past

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We look at the houses of Moses Pettengill as we continue with our Illinois Bicentennial series: Home and History - Celebrating 200 Years.

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Home and History: Lincoln-Douglas debates paved Lincoln's road to the White House

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This week these United States celebrate Abe Lincoln’s 209th birthday. And because it's also Black History Month, we're heading back to where Lincoln caught America’s attention through a series of debates, including one at Knox College. 

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Home and History: Celebrating 200 Years New Exhibit Opens Saturday

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A new exhibit spotlights Illinois history at Peoria's Riverfront Museum.

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Catch up on 200 years of Illinois history in one place

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What's being billed as the "first and only comprehensive exhibition" celebrating the Illinois bicentennial will open at the Peoria Riverfront Museum next month. 

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Home and History: Martin Luther King Jr.'s speeches at IWU

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Today we remember a famous activist who made his mark right here in the Heart of Illinois.            

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