Stories from intrepid reporters attending the Illinois Press Foundation Journalism Workshop at Eastern Illinois University
It is important to know the history of one’s state, as history shows us why the state is the way it is today. However, no one knows state history quite like an archivist. Dave Joens, the director of the Illinois State Archives, knows “everything” about Illinois and the State Capitol building. Joens captivates his audience with his passion for Illinois history while educating others about his great state.