Category Archives: Holiday

Illinois General Helped Create Memorial Day

-By Warner Todd Huston A few years after the Civil War as the nation started upon its long road toward reconciliation, rebuilding, and healing the wife of one of the war’s union generals noticed the touching devotion of Confederate widows, … Continue reading

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Special Ask Peter: Veterans Day Message

From the office of Rep. Peter Roskam (R, Illinois 6th District)… WASHINGTON – Congressman Peter Roskam (IL-06) released the latest installment of Ask Peter today, a frequent video conversation with Sixth District residents about issues important to them. In this … Continue reading

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Happy Easter, 2013

As we take the day off to be with our families, we here at Prairie State Report wish you and yours a very happy Easter Sunday. 6 “He is not here; he has risen, just as he said. Come and … Continue reading

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Abraham Lincoln’s Thanksgiving Proclamation

President Abraham Lincoln’s 1863 Thanksgiving Proclamation: The year that is drawing toward its close has been filled with the blessings of fruitful fields and healthful skies. To these bounties, which are so constantly enjoyed that we are prone to forget … Continue reading

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There’d Be No Thanksgiving Without the Profit Motive

-By Lawrence W. Reed “The worst crime against working people,” so said Samuel Gompers, “is a company which fails to operate at a profit.” Gompers, of course, is known by the history books as the father of the labor union … Continue reading

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Veterans Day, 2012: Why OUR Veterans Are Different

America is a singularly different nation where it concerns our military veterans. We love them. We even have a national holiday to honor them. This is not so in most of the rest of the world. Elsewhere military veterans are … Continue reading

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Happy Easter, 2012

As we take the day off to be with our families, we here at Publius Forum wish you and yours a very happy Easter Sunday. “He is not here: for he is risen, as he said. Come, see the place … Continue reading

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Merry Christmas to Illinois

Merry Christmas, 2010 “And unto you a child is born.” With that promise man was given the promise of a light unto all men, a light that will lead us to our salvation if only we choose to accept that … Continue reading

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Bi-Partisan Coalition Led by Joe Walsh ‘Saves Christmas’

-By Cal Skinner That’s how the Daily Caller puts it: “It’s official: Congressmen Joe Walsh, an Illinois Republican, and Mike Ross, an Arkansas Democrat, have saved Christmas.” Put in place in 1974, the House Rules prohibit the use of “Merry … Continue reading

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NORAD’s Tracking Santa Started By Accident in 1955

-By Warner Todd Huston Alright, kids, NORAD is once again tracking Santa’s progress across the world this Christmas season. If you kiddies want to find out where Santa is right this very minute, have mom and dad help you dial … Continue reading

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