Sign outside the Illinois Route 66 Hall of Fame & Museum
September 22, 2015

Pontiac Chosen For Minor League Basketball Team

The Livingston County city of about 12,000 people was chosen for its location along Historic Route 66.  Pontiac is also home to the country's longest-running high school basketball tournament.

U.S. Rep. Rodney Davis visits with Tim Nugent at Nugent Hall on the U of I campus Saturday.
(Jeff Bossert/WILL)
September 14, 2015

Davis, Kirk, Seek Congressional Honors For ‘Father Of Accessibility’

A letter went out to members of Congress Monday detaiing a measure that seeks to award innovator Tim Nugent with the Congressional Gold Medal.  His modifications to the U of I campus, like curb cuts and handicapped-accessible bus routes were among the first in the country.

Students walk past the Alma Mater statue on the University of Illinois Urbana campus in April 2014.
(AP Photo/David Mercer)
September 14, 2015

Mark Your Calendar For U of I’s 150th

The University of Illinois is preparing to celebrate its 150th anniversary, with 15 months of events, starting in February, 2017.

Dr Leslie Mendoza Temple, chairman of the Medical Cannabis Advisory Board, presides over the board's public meeting to consider whether to expand Illinois' nascent medical marijuana program to include the treatment of additional diseases an
(AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)
September 10, 2015

Rauner Rejects Additional Conditions for Med Marijuana, Panel Chair Criticizes

Gov. Bruce Rauner vetoed a Senate bill he said would 'prematurely expand the Medical Cannabis Pilot Program' by adding Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder to qualifying conditions.  Illinois' Public Health Director rejected 10 more. The rulings frustrate a physician that recommended them.

An American tank in Carentan, France - June 1944
The United States National Archives
August 28, 2015

70 Years After World War II Ends: A Local Look Back

The 22 families who lived on Hero Street in Silvis, Ill. sent 57 of their children to fight in World War II. Some combination of those 22 fought in every theater, in every major battle, and through them, author Carlos Harrison shares a vivid portrait of the war. We dive into some of the stories and realities he uncovered, as well as talk with some of those from Silvis and the surrounding area who went to fight and who were here during the war. 

Marilyn Monroe in Bement, 1955
(Illinois Historic Preservation Agency)
August 07, 2015

A Bombshell Dropped (In Bement) 60 Years Ago

As if Abraham Lincoln wasn’t enough, a small central Illinois town can lay claim to a visit from Marilyn Monroe. The actress visited the community of Bement in Piatt County 60 years ago this week.  It's known for being the site where Lincoln and Stephen Douglas met to plan their famous debates.  But on a day in the summer of 1955, it was Marilyn’s town.

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