Category Archives: local authors

Inger L. Stole is an associate professor of communications at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.  She answered our questions about her book Advertising at War: Business, Consumers, and Government in the 1940s. Q: What is the Wheeler-Lea Amendment that was … Continue reading

Picturing Illinois authors John Jakle and Keith Sculle appeared on WTTW’s “Chicago Tonight” program on February 21st. “Chicago Tonight” also posted a gallery of some of the postcard art featured in Picturing Illinois.

Our books make great holiday gifts, and Dusty Rhodes at the University of Illinois News Bureau agrees. She’s included John A. Jakle and Keith A. Sculle’s Picturing Illinois: Twentieth-Century Postcard Art from Chicago to Cairo in the annual campus holiday gift … Continue reading

If you stand in the UIP parking lot and face northwest, the first thing you are likely to see, there beyond the Illinois Central Gulf Railroad tracks, is the latest graffiti creations on the back of the Verizon Wireless store, … Continue reading