December 2019

Monsters of the Midway

Nagurski, Halas, Payton, Sayers, Luckman, Butkus, Grange, Ditka – all recognizable names from a professional football team whose origin dates back a century to Decatur, Ill. Even before there was professional football, there were industrial teams of factory workers, meat packers, steel workers and more—and that’s where the story begins. A. E. Staley Industrialist A. […]


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Monsters of the Midway

Nagurski, Halas, Payton, Sayers, Luckman, Butkus, Grange, Ditka – all recognizable names from a professional football team whose origin dates back a century to Decatur, Ill. Even before there was professional football, there were industrial teams of factory workers, meat packers, steel workers and more—and that’s where the story begins. A. E. Staley Industrialist A. […]

With the holidays just around the corner, it’s time to find the perfect gift for your loved ones. Illinois is full of one-of-a-kind products, so don’t forget to shop local. Here are 10 unique gift ideas, all made in Illinois, that will be perfect for someone on your list. The Workshop Looking for a taste […]