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submitted / First Army

The Army unit that led the liberation of Europe 75 years ago has honored a soldier who was there, along with the entire group of soldiers who served on D-Day. Herb Trix has more. 


http://www.illinoiscourts.gov/SupremeCourt/meetsupremecourt.asp / Illinois Supreme Court

This week, judges, lawyers, historians, and others will celebrate 200 years of Illinois justice.

Michelle O'Neill reports at a gala tomorrow in Springfield, the Illinois Supreme Court will host a gala 200 years to the day that the high court was created.

Two centuries of Illinois justice have obviously had a great impact on people, institutions, and society.

Every two weeks, people can vote in a new poll celebrating the state’s various contributions to the world. It's part of the state's bicentennial celebration. This week’s poll asks voters to choose the state’s greatest innovation or invention. Entries include Twinkies, pinball, skyscrapers, and the TV remote. That’s not all, according to Chris Wills, a spokesman for the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum.

http://americanhistory.si.edu/press/releases/precision-farming / Smithsonian website

The Smithsonian has declared 2018 "The Year of the Tractor." It's been 100 years since John Deere bought the Waterloo Gasoline Engine Company. And now, a 1918 Waterloo Boy Tractor is featured in an exhibit at the Smithsonian's National Museum of American History.

Michelle O'Neill reports tractors ushered in a new era of farming.


A beer cave in Iowa City
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This week, Monmouth College students will learn what working class Romans, Dubliners, and Midwesterners have in common. Tomorrow, University of Iowa Professor, Sarah Bond, and Tom Keegan, from the university's Digital Scholarship and Publishing Studio, will present "The Local: Mapping Real and Imagined Taverns, Pubs, and Breweries from Antiquity to Modernity."

RV Exhibit Will Teach Iowa's History From The Road

Aug 30, 2016
August 30 was proclaimed "Mike Wolfe Day" in Iowa.
Lacy Scarmana / WVIK News

The Historical Museum of Iowa is in Des Moines, but will hit the road next spring in a new RV to tour the state. The exhibit will be called "Iowa History 101."

Susan Kloewer, the Historical Museum's administrator, says there are a lot of things people don't know about where they came from. 

Dead Egyptian Royal Visits Davenport

Mar 4, 2016
A man in a tweed jacket listens to an audio device while looking at a sarcophagus.
Michelle O'Neill / WVIK News

You don't have to travel to Egypt to see what was in King Tut's tomb. Tomorrow, the Putnam Museum in Davenport will open its new exhibit, "The Discovery of King Tut." 

submitted / Merge Architects, Boston

A new park in Davenport will honor Martin Luther King and the importance of black history. This morning, Mayor Bill Gluba and members of the King Task Force announced the park will be located at East 5th Street and Brady. The city owns the property which is currently used as a parking lot.