Two bagpipers at the 9-11 memorial ceremony at West Side Park in Champaign.
Jim Meadows / Illinois Public Media
September 12, 2016

East-Central Illinois Ceremonies Mark 15th Anniversary Of 9-11 Attacks

East-central Illinois ceremonies marking the 15th anniversary of the attacks of September 11, 2001 included one held by Champaign firefighters. The ceremony began at 8:46 AM, marking the minute (8:46 AM Eastern Time) when the first plane crashed into the World Trade Center in New York City.


Onlookers with umbrellas gather for Champaign's 9-11 memorial ceremony at West Side Park in 2015, under a US flag hoisted by a crane.
Jim Meadows/Illinois Public Media
September 09, 2016

Local Events Observing 15th Anniversary Of 9-11 Attacks

Events in east-central Illinois on Sunday, September 11th, will remember the victims of the 2001 Sept. 11th attacks, as well as the firefighters and police who came to rescue them, sometimes at the cost of their own lives.


building construction
Flickr / sandia labs
September 09, 2016

Building: A Habitat Home And A LEGO Skyscraper

On the 21st: We spoke with three Illinois religious leaders who are part of an interfaith effort to build a Habitat for Humanity house. Plus, we met the artist behind the LEGO exhibit at Chicago’s Museum of Science and Industry and learned about the effect toys can have on children's perceptions of their own abilities.


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