Statewide: The Mystery Of JFK's Trip To Springfield; Vets And Homelessness; De-activating A School

Nov 30, 2018

What happened during President Kennedy's Springfield visit in 1962 that prompted the Secret Service to take two youths into custody?   Also, we point out deception that helped Illinois become a state 200 years ago.  That and more this week.  

Statewide brings you reports and conversations from in and around Illinois. 


On this episode:   

*Sean Crawford chats with Crystal Thomas of the State Journal-Register newspaper about JFK's trip in '62 to Springfield.  They discuss the mystery that still surrounds a rifle pointed at Kennedy from a downtown building.  

*An SIU Carbondale student has a candid conversation with his mother, who has battled cancer.

*Peter Medlin of Northern Public Radio reports on a school district being de-activated.

*Tara McClellan McAndrew has this week's Illinois Issues feature.  She tells how Illinois became a state and the scheme that made it a reality.

*Madelyn Beck with Harvest Public Media reports on ag careers that don't rely on being on the farm.

*Wayne Pratt of St. Louis Public Radio traveled to Harley Race's wrestling school to profile the legendary grappler.

*Brian O'Keefe of WDCB visits the Operation Support Our Troops in Lisle and learns how the group is helping prevent homelessness among veterans.  

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