Links to Interesting & Informative Web Sites
*The Voice of the Coalers
- authored by Donald Phillips
and is a great bit of insight to Coal City High School sports. In 2017 Don
became only the second announcer in the 55 year history of the Plano Christmas Classic as well!
Many Bits of Information For This Site Come From:
www.mapquest.com - Great source for layouts of towns and their surrounding land.
- Good source for information about the Illinois state basketball tournament in most years from
1922-1986, especially in years that include regional scores prior to the two-class system in 1972.
- An incredible source of information regarding the history of the Little Ten Conference in northern
Illinois. Brian Hoxsey has done a great job researching the great existence of this conference,
still in operation today.
The History of Catholic Secondary Education in the Archdiocese of Chicago
by Sr. Mary Innocenta Montay, Washington, D.C.: The Catholic University of America, 1953.
The Expansion and Decline of Enrollment and Facilities of Secondary Schools in the Archdiocese
of Chicago, 1955-1980: A Historical Study by George V. Fornero, Chicago: Loyola University of
Chicago, May 1990.
(NOTE: both of these books helped provide significant information about some of the former Catholic high
schools in the Archdiocese of Chicago, which allowed us to write more pages about certain schools, while posting other tidbits
on the Former Archdiocese of Chicago schools page.)
A Livingston County Scrapbook: 1855-1975 by Lucille Goodrich, former
county superintendent of schools in Livingston County from 1947-71. This book is an excellent resource of educational histories
within a rural setting, giving the earliest known history of schools that were created in the county, then showing how public
schools were formed with the 1855 Free School Law and School Code of Illinois all the way to the consolidations of the late
1940's and beyond. Some of the information and photos from the book were used to tell the stories of high schools in
Flanagan, Long Point, Saunemin, Cornell, Chatsworth, Forrest, Strawn, Wing, Fairbury, Odell, and Cullom on this site.
Legends of the Gridiron: 120 Years of High School Football in the St. Louis "Metro" Area
by Don Greco. This look back at the history of prep football in the St. Louis area from 1887-2008 gives a chronological
look at some of the top stories each year on both sides of the Mississippi by the former prep, college, and pro football player
who later coached in the St. Louis area. Find out more about his books at http://stllegends.tripod.com.
MascotDB.com - For information regarding mascots, nicknames, and references to high school,
college, and professional sports teams. Interesting website developed by Terry Borning of Minnesota. Here
is the link:
They've Written About Us!!
The following addresses either are direct links to artlicles about our site or have written about
us in the past.
The Princeton Bureau County Republican - Kevin Hieronymous
The Chicago Tribune - 05-12-08 - Check out this excellent article
written by Chicago Tribune reporter Erika Slife (This article hit the AP Wire Service!):
The Bloomington Pantagraph - Jim Barnhart
The Arlington Daily Herald - Bob Frisk
The Champaign News-Gazette - Bob Asmussen
The Ottawa Daily Times
Article written 01-10-06 by Charles Stanley
Streator Sports.Com (now known as ReaganSports.com)
Written 01-11-06 by Kevin Missel
The Southern Illinoisian Newspaper
Written 01-18-06 by Les Winkeler
The Galesburg Register Mail Newspaper
Written 07-01-06 by Jane Carlson
(NOTE: This article was distributed by the Associated Press on 09-01-06 and used by a number of newspapers in
Southern Illinois as well as Southeast Missouri, Southwest Indiana, and Eastern Iowa.)
The Jacksonville Journal Courier Newspaper
Article written 08-31-06 by Darrin Burnett
The Springfield State Journal-Register
Written 09-12-06 by Jim Ruppert
The Dekalb Daily Chronicle
Written 09-23-06 by Donna Herra
State School News Service
Written 09-26-06 by Jim Broadway
The Sauk Valley News
Written 10-24-06 by David Holsted
The Quill Newspaper
Letter to the Editor Written 11-02-06 by Jean Dougherty
McDonough County This Week (Eagle Publications)
Article written 11-27-06 by Jonathan Mohr
Journal Gazette / Times Courier Newspaper (Mattoon and Charleston area)
Article written 12-10-06 by Rick Dawson
Kankakee Daily Journal
Article written 01-19-07 by Caleb Benoit
Illinois Farm Bureau "Partners" (quarterly newspaper)
Article written March 2007 by Martin Ross
Short mention and link to the site from Steve Tucker on 2-8-08
Comcast Sports Chicago
Taylor Bell talked about our site in 2011 and updated about where we've been since our
beginnings in 2005.
They've Talked About Us!
WGCY Radio in Gibson City - Tom Benefiel
Interviews with Kev Varney 10-07-05, 11-19-05, 02-04-06
K100 FM Radio in Macomb -
Beau Spencer and The Morning Show
Halftime football show - 09-24-06
WCMY Radio in Ottawa -
"The Sports Guys" with Kev Varney 10-14-05 & 03-03-06
WJBC Radio in Bloomington
Russ Eisenstein Interview with Dave Nanninga 06-16-05
Jim Williams Interview with Kev Varney 01-03-06
WLPO Radio in LaSalle
Lanny Slevin Interview with Kev Varney 11/25-26/05, 5/23/08,
John Small Interviews with Kev Varney 12/31/09 and 9/3/2011, and guest appearance on "Chalk Talk" on 01/17/09 (click below to listen--lasts about 55 minutes)
NOTE: WLPO is one of our big supporters and airs public service announcements about the Glory Days site.
Click to open their website and find the LISTEN LIVE section on their home page to see if an announcement plays: http://www.classichits1039wlpo.com/