Harvard has its yard. The University of Illinois has a cornfield. In 1876, agriculture professors Manley Miles and George Morrow planted the Morrow Plots, now the oldest experimental cornfield in the Western Hemisphere.
Here & Now’s Jeremy Hobson is broadcasting from his hometown of Urbana, Illinois, today. He traveled there for the 100th birthday of a family friend, Betty Esser.
A local community advocacy group said the Illinois EPA’s failure to protect their neighborhood from toxic Manufactured Gas Plant waste also threatens residents across Central Illinois.
A former Nazi camp guard, who is awaiting extradition to Germany, has been denied bail by a judge in Philadelphia, though his defense lawyers argued that the 89-year-old is in failing health.
Pablo Picasso once said that the great 19th-century French painter Paul Cezanne was "the father of us all."
Gov. Pat Quinn has signed legislation aimed at allowing adoptees and birth family members to learn more about their family histories.
There are 13 presidential Libraries in the United States run by the National Archives, and when President Obama leaves office, the construction of the 14th library won't be far behind.
Back at the start of the baseball season, Illinois Public Media reported on a longtime farmer and carpenter from East Central Illinois who always found time to root for the Chicago Cubs. Louis Reinhart passed away Friday – at the age of 100 - the same age as the Cubs’ ballpark, Wrigley Field.
The shot that killed Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria-Hungary was fired a hundred years ago this weekend.
Tennessee Sen. Howard Baker, who served as Senate majority leader in the 1980s and chief of staff under President Ronald Reagan, has died at 88, his law firm said Tuesday.