Former President George H.W. Bush will visit the White House on Monday, along with his wife, former first lady Barbara Bush, to celebrate a milestone for Points of Light, a volunteer service organization that got its start during the first Bush administration.
The Cory Monteith that most Americans knew wasn't Cory Monteith at all. It was Finn Hudson, the high school football star turned "Glee" club member, whose singing talents were discovered in the shower during the musical comedy's pilot episode on Fox TV.
President Barack Obama has signed legislation designating the new Interstate 70 bridge connecting St. Louis and southwestern Illinois over the Mississippi River as the "Stan Musial Veterans Memorial Bridge.''
Illinois residents can soon get a rare look inside a 213-year-old mansion whose owner was a refugee from the French Revolution.
Illinois' lieutenant governor is seeking clemency for Illinois abolitionists convicted for fighting slavery.
Illinois U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin was in Springfield Tuesday, presiding over a ceremony to honor a World War II veteran.
John Paul II could be declared a saint this year after a Vatican committee approved a second miracle attributed to the Polish pope's intercession.
Illinois Public Media’s "Neighbors" series is designed to introduce us all to our neighbors here in east central Illinois. If you have an interesting neighbor you think we should know about, tell us – you can e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Longtime Champaign-Urbana resident Aaron Ammons has been known as a critic of local law enforcement and its treatment of African-Americans, but others are now learning from him.
One of the most remarkable days of Nelson Mandela's extraordinary life was Feb. 11, 1990, when he walked out of prison after 27 years behind bars. Greg Myre, the international editor of NPR.org, covered Mandela's release for The Associated Press and recounts that day.
South Africans, and millions more people around the world, are waiting anxiously for further word about Nelson Mandela and praying for the former president and anti-apartheid icon.