Election Day Results; 2011 Flooding in Cairo; JFK Exhibit At Lincoln Museum

Voters across the state of Illinois have chosen their local leaders. We recap yesterday’s results and take a look at voter turnout. Plus, 8 years ago severe flooding hit the South and the Midwest. As our region faces even more of it today, we look at how political pressure affected emergency responses back then. And, Lawrence Schiller took some of the most iconic photos of President John F. Kennedy’s life. He’s curated an exhibit that you can see now at the Lincoln Museum.

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Oral History Interview: Richard Bartolotti

Richard Bartolotti of Valier, Illinois was drafted after high school, joined the Marines and was sent to Vietnam in 1965 where he was involved in dozens of “skirmishes,” as he calls them, and injured by a grenade. Bartolotti reflects on the positive and negative effects of war and military training, and how his experiences shaped his life and perspective on the battlefield and life back home.

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