CHAMPAIGN - Illinois Review's longtime contributor, former State Senator Mark Rhoads, will be back in the Prairie State for five days, starting tomorrow, to promote his newly-published Illinois history book.
Rhoads will speak and sign copies of "Land of LIncoln, Thy Wondrous Story" at Illinois Forum's annual lunch at Champaign's Round Barn Restaurant at noon on Saturday, Aug. 24. Downstate conservatives Bob Redfern and former Congressman Dan Crane of Danville will host the event, along with Cliff Downen.
If you're not a longtime reader of Illinois Review, you may not be familiar with Rhoads' Illinois Hall of Fame, in which he shared short biographies of famous Illinois politicians, entertainers and sports figures, such as these:
Find Rhoads' Hall of Fame on Illinois Review