Mounds en Ancient History Housed in Mounds Around Us <p>Long before the Jackson Purchase, in about 1000 C.E, back when the Vikings were the only Europeans to come to this continent, Native American civilizations were building mound cities in and around our region.&nbsp; Today, researchers and volunteers work to preserve these sites.&nbsp; They call the people who built these now brooding places the Mississippians.&nbsp; While much is known about them, there&rsquo;s much more that&rsquo;s mysterious.</p> Mon, 09 Jul 2012 20:35:53 +0000 Kate Lochte 18976 at Ancient History Housed in Mounds Around Us Oil-Dri Layoffs <p>Residents of Mounds, Illinois are coming to terms with an announcement Wednesday that the Oil-Dri plant is slashing its workforce in half.&nbsp;</p><p> Thu, 31 May 2012 20:34:39 +0000 Jacob McCleland 18192 at Oil-Dri Layoffs