Inside every dishwasher, refrigerator, and washing machine is a little valve that directs the flow of water. For decades, most of these valves have come from a factory in the northwestern corner of Illinois, but not after today.
The mega shopping day became a nationwide phenomenon in the 1980s, but what would the early theorists of capitalism make of it?
Ten years ago today, the Maytag plant in Galesburg, Illinois, closed its doors. What's become of the town in the years since?
Remembering the radical past of a day now devoted to picnics and back-to-school sales