Ranger alum hits the road for soldier fundraiser

Patrick Kelley

Army Airborne Ranger Capt. Patrick Kelley will lead one of the dozens of Run Ranger Run teams across the U.S., each one looking to walk, run, or ride 565 miles during the 28 days of February.

Books to battle: Hovey put Illinois State in Civil War annals

Charles Hovey

Illinois State Normal University (ISNU) was caught up in national politics soon after the school was established in 1857. Students and faculty alike talked of John Brown’s raid on Harpers Ferry, the Lincoln-Douglas debates, and the election of Illinois’ favored son as president. Soon after Abraham Lincoln took office, campus conversation turned to South Carolina’s succession, the