A history of the creation of Lake Sara, a man-made lake completed in 1957 to provide a water reservoir for Effingham, Illinois after a drought that lasted from 1952-1955 left the city concerned about their future water supply. Includes many beautiful pictures of the lake mostly from the photography of Nash Naam, MD.
By: Carl Walworth
When long-time reporter Carl Walworth volunteers for a local literacy program, he never imagines his weekly lesson with Eldo Ealy will turn into a twenty-four-year friendship. Nor does he anticipate what he learns in return: innovation, endurance, and the art of giving. Questioning assumptions and putting a human face on nonreaders, The Mayor of Moultrie Avenue explores education, health care,...
This first biography of Glenn Poshard traces the life of a young man who rose from rural poverty in Southern Illinois to become a United States congressman and president of the Southern Illinois University system.