Monthly Archives: July 2015

Local History – Lemont’s Smokey Row, Beginnings and Growth

News  I thought I’d lead off with the picture I promised you of my new granddaughter, Mia Elena. She is 15 days old today, and was 5 days old when this picture was taken. Grandma is very proud, of course, … Continue reading

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Illinois, The Sucker State

    You probably recognize Illinois’s state nickname as, The Land of Lincoln. That’s what you read on coins and auto license plates, right? Perhaps you also recognize Illinois as The Prairie State. What you may not know is that … Continue reading

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Lemont Waterways: The Cal Sag Channel

So here’s the bottom line. After almost 80 years and three generations of effort to improve the Chicago waterways, to allow for adequate flow away from Chicago and Lake Michigan, to ensure water levels that would not allow flow back … Continue reading

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