Illinois History Minutes

November 4 Illinois History Minute


It’s November 4th. And on this day in 1924, Illinois voters approved a 100 million dollar bond referendum to complete work on a network of paved roads for the growing number of automobiles in the state. It was the second highway bond referendum passed by the voters in six years.

Outspoken comedian Kathy Griffin was born in the Chicago suburb of Oak Park on this day in 1960. Griffin is known for mocking celebrities, which she says she does without malice, but which has cost her some TV appearances.

NPR’s Morning Edition, first went on the air this week in 1979 on WILL-AM and other public radio stations. 
I’m Jim Meadows. Illinois Public Media.