Hurricane Dorian: Destruction and Tragedy

If you’ve been watching the news at all, you’ve probably heard of Hurricane Dorian and how it’s ripped through the Bahamas all the way up through the edges of Canada’s coast. Hurricane Dorian peaked at Category 5, the highest category a hurricane can get, just before making landfall in Elbow Cay in the Bahamas. Along…

Local History Spotlight: Governor Duncan Mansion

Jacksonville is a gold mine for local history enthusiasts. While it didn’t win the honor of being Illinois’ third capital, Jacksonville does have the distinction of hosting many of the state’s early educational institutions, including Illinois School for the Deaf, Illinois School for the Visually Impaired, and Illinois College. Because of this, Jacksonville became a…

A Fire Shrouded in Mystery

The Amazon Rainforest fire that started before school began seems to be something that is shrouded in a bit of uncertainty in many aspects. It wasn’t until a few weeks after the start of the fire that most of the United States even heard about the burning of the Amazon, and by then there was…