Last Friday, central Illinois held its final naturalization ceremony before this year’s election.
Fifty-eight men and women entered Springfield's Old State Capitol as citizens of 30 nations. An hour later, they left as citizens of one.
This week, we're participating in a national week of conversation along with other NPR member stations called A Nation Engaged.
We're asking these questions: “What does it mean to you to be an American? And what could the next president do to advance your vision?”