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Ninety-eight years ago, the founders of the University of Illinois Press considered¬†its mission. Academics will disagree, of course. Debates raged. Memos were strongly worded. But it all worked out in the end. The founders thankfully put aside any temptation to … Continue reading

Two central Illinois newspapers recently profiled David Zalaznik’s new book Life along the Illinois River. The Champaign-Urbana News-Gazette story is currently behind a fee-based archive wall, but the Springfield State Journal-Register piece is available here. “Work on the book started in November 2005, when … Continue reading