- Associated Press - Friday, June 6, 2014

EUREKA, Ill. (AP) - Dozens of people gathered at Ronald Regan’s alma mater Eureka College to mark the 10th anniversary of the former president’s death.

There were many speakers at the Thursday event in central Illinois. One was Ann Lewis, president of the board of directors at the Ronald Reagan Boyhood Home and Visitors Center in Dixon. The Pantagraph reports (https://bit.ly/UhgBky ) that she said that even though Reagan “blossomed on the world stage, his roots remained in Illinois.”

Reagan graduated from Eureka College in 1932. Reagan was born in Tampico (TAM’-puh-koh) in northwest Illinois and grew up in nearby Dixon.

Eureka is about 20 miles east of Peoria.

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Information from: The Pantagraph, https://www.pantagraph.com

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