Paranormal Obsession: America’s Fascination with Ghosts & Hauntings


Paranormal Obsession: America’s Fascination with Ghosts & Hauntings, Spooks & Spirits by Deonna Kelli Sayed is a book I really wanted to enjoy. Despite its redeeming qualities, however, it feels too much like a first draft. The book promises to be a fresh look at the paranormal in American pop culture, with an insider’s view […]

Will Peoria State Hospital’s Bowen Building be Sold off Brick by Brick?

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Bartonville, Illinois ( – “No,” says owner Richard Weiss. Unless he is forced to take drastic action due to the building’s deteriorating condition, that is. Late last week, both the Peoria Journal Star and the State Journal-Register reported that demolition and sale of the building was being discussed in order to pay back $340,000 the […]

Interview with Steve Litteral, Executive Director of Tinker Swiss Cottage


Steve Litteral is a native of Rockford, Illinois and he is currently the Executive Director of Tinker Swiss Cottage Museum. He spent two enlistments in the US Army as an airborne infantryman (paratrooper) until he started his academic career in 2000. Currently, Steve has earned an A.A., B.A. in history, and an M.A. in military […]


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