Douglas County libraries continue to offer services to patrons and students despite pandemic Libraries are adjusting services to their communities during the coronavirus pandemic. Since the county’s library patrons can no longer come in to check out books, use the computers, or attend any of the other community-centered events thatContinue Reading

Photo provided by Northern Illinois UniversityFay-Cooper Cole Hall continues to be a center of learning after the renovations transformed part of the building into an anthropology museum. Second in a 6 Part Series Northern Illinois University continues to move “forward together forward” after remodel On February 14, 2008, Valentine’s Day,Continue Reading

Katelyn Buxton/The MainstreamProfessor Charles Young is an associate professor of social science at UCC. History professor shares the origins of the Thanksgiving holiday and why it endured While turkeys, travel plans and pumpkin pies are foremost in the public’s thoughts, is anyone wondering just what happened on that first ThanksgivingContinue Reading

Katelyn Buxton/ The Mainstream Andrew Laniohan as Professor Richard Pierson, and Jesika Barnes as reporter Carl Phillips in The War of the Worlds. Historic radio play “War of the Worlds” captivates audience in Wayne Crooch classroom American radio listeners were shocked on Oct. 30, 1938 to learn that aliens hadContinue Reading