February 2019

Life goes on

Bill Arthur always knew there was a chance he had it. His father and two of his aunts did, and when Bill was 4 or 5, his father had a kidney transplant. It wasn’t until the age of 30, it was discovered he, like his father before, had polycystic kidney disease (PKD). PKD is a genetic disease […]


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Life goes on

Bill Arthur always knew there was a chance he had it. His father and two of his aunts did, and when Bill was 4 or 5, his father had a kidney transplant. It wasn’t until the age of 30, it was discovered he, like his father before, had polycystic kidney disease (PKD). PKD is a genetic disease […]

Against all odds

About four miles outside of Barry, on Pike County Highway 2, a small pavilion on several acres of tall grass dotted with 14 markers indicates the site of New Philadelphia, the first town in America founded by an African American. New Philadelphia’s existence was brief, but it looms large in the history of Illinois and […]