From the NINA archives: President Ford’s 1976 visit

A contingent from the Northern Illinois Editorial Association greets President Gerald Ford on March 12, 1976, in Chicago. Photo provided by Ruby Grubb (center, holding purse).

For NINA long-timers, here’s a fun document from 1976, detailing President Gerald Ford’s campaign visit to northern Illinois, including a news conference with NINA, which was then known as the Northern Illinois Editorial Association. Check out pages 19-23 for the list of news conference attendees, including one — Roger Ruthhart — who’s still on the NINA board today.

See the whole day’s itinerary: presidentford_1976NINA


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