Phylis Wise, the chancellor at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, speaks on Sept. 8, 2013 during a ceremony honoring fallen soldier Shawna Morrison.
(Sean Powers/WILL)
September 08, 2013

Fallen Soldier Honored At University of Illinois

The first female member of the Illinois National Guard to die in combat operations overseas was honored this weekend on the University of Illinois’ Urbana campus. Shawna Morrison of Paris, Ill. was killed nine years ago this month in Iraq.


 Rochus Misch
(Herbert Knosowski, File/AP)
September 06, 2013

Hitler’s Last Bodyguard Dies; Was With The Fuhrer In Bunker

Rochus Misch, who served as Adolf Hitler's devoted bodyguard for most of World War II and was the last remaining witness to the Nazi leader's final hours in his Berlin bunker, has died. He was 96.


Illinois Supreme Court Justice Rita Garman
(Illinois Supreme Court)
September 05, 2013

Justice Garman May Lead Illinois Supreme Court

The Illinois Supreme Court returns from its summer recess next week, and one of the items on the docket could be the announcement of Rita Garman as its next chief justice.


Lincoln Museum
(Seth Perlman/AP)
September 04, 2013

Grant WIll Support Digitizing Lincoln Documents

The Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum is getting a grant to help pay for the storage of tens of thousands of images of documents related to the 16th president.


Diana Nyad
(J Pat Carter/AP)
September 02, 2013

On Fifth Try, Diana Nyad Completes Cuba-Florida Swim

Jellyfish stings, an asthma attack and sheer exhaustion all stopped Diana Nyad in the past. But on her fifth try, the 64-year-old Nyad became the first person to swim unaided from Cuba to Florida, a distance of more than 100 miles.


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