In honor of Illinois’ 200th birthday, Morning Shift is celebrating the history of the Land of Lincoln.
In this interview, Paul Durica of Illinois Humanities breaks down some good, the bad and the weird events that define Illinois history.
Here are five of his top picks:
1. Illinois Gov. John Peter Altgeld pardons three men accused in the Haymarket riots
2. Jane Addams is the first American woman to win the Nobel Peace Prize
4. A bull shark caught off the coast of Alton in 1937
GUEST: Paul Durica, director of programs at Illinois Humanities
LEARN MORE: Illinois (History.com)
Historic Chicago events, 1847-1996 (Chicago Tribune 1997)