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Finally available in a full-color paperback edition, Larry Kanfer’s Barns of Illinois showcases the Illinois photographer’s much-praised images of the Midwest’s iconic structure. As a state abounding with broad farmlands, Illinois has depended heavily on its barns. At once imposing and humble, … Continue reading

Generally considered a bummer of epic proportions, the Great Depression nonetheless inspired a measure of nostalgia. Americans looked back to a simpler time, of lives unencumbered by food, employment, homes, or arable Great Plains farmland. Liberals celebrated the halcyon days … 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