U of I President Robert Easter at his office on the Urbana campus, after December 2014 interview.
(Jeff Bossert/WILL)
May 07, 2015

U of I Gives Retiring President Easter Final Bonus

University of Illinois President Robert Easter will get one last pay increase before he retires later this month.  At their meeting Thursday in Springfield, U of I trustees approved a $167, 200 performance bonus.


President Barack Obama speaks in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington Thursday.
(AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
April 30, 2015

Obama Library To Be Built In Chicago

President Barack Obama has chosen his hometown of Chicago to host his future presidential library.   That's according to a source with direct knowledge of the decision who requested anonymity because Obama's decision hasn't been announced.


Abraham Lincoln
(Wikimedia Commons)
April 29, 2015

Tweeting Lincoln’s Assassination

Students at the University of Illinois Springfield began "live-tweeting" on April 14 - the date that that Lincoln was shot at Ford's Theater back in 1865. They've continued, tweeting in real time -- 150 years after the fact -- about the pursuit of John Wilkes Booth, and the funeral cortege from Washington, D.C. to Springfield.


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