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The Lamp

Welcome to The Lamp, the Illinois Lodge of Research’s new online journal, showcasing outstanding Masonic research and writing, as well as serving as a method of timely communication with our members and brethren. Please enjoy these article and posts.

2018 Educational Symposiums Announced

2018 Educational Symposiums Announced

Good news, brethren! We've secured the dates and locations for TWO educational symposiums in 2018. Building off of the success of our Spring 2017 symposium held at the Normal Masonic Temple, we're proud to announce these two events. Both symposiums will feature great...

Inside the House of the Temple Library

Inside the House of the Temple Library

This article comes from ILOR member and noted Illinois Masonic scholar, WB Scott Dueball. He recently visited Washington, D.C. with a number of other brothers during Freemasonry's 300th anniversary. This article is his observations and experience while visiting the...

Welcome to The Lamp

Welcome to The Lamp

You're seeing the first article on the new Illinois Lodge of Research's website's (that's a lot of apostrophes!) online journal (or blog), The Lamp. While we publish our Annual Proceedings every year, we have nearly 40 years of articles and other research available...

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Upcoming Events

Spring 2018 Mid-State Educational Symposium
March 24th, 2018 • Homer Masonic Temple, Homer, Illinois

Early Summer 2018 North-State Educational Symposium
June 23rd, 2018 • Libertyville Masonic Temple, Libertyville, Illinois

Deadline for articles for Annual Transactions
July 31st, 2018 to WB Hilton Kaufman

Lodge of Research Annual Meeting
October 5th, 2018 in the afternoon at Grand Lodge

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Worshipful Master

WB James M. Tome

P.O. Box 462

Sycamore, Illinois  60178

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WB Jeff Estes

Illinois Lodge of Research

P.O. Box 44

Bloomington, Illinois  61702

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MWB Barry Weer

Illinois Lodge of Research

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Bloomington, Illinois  61702

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