Nelson Mandela
(Denis Farrell/AP)
June 09, 2013

Nelson Mandela in Hospital as South Africans Pray

Prayers have been said in churches across South Africa for former President Nelson Mandela, who is spending a second day in hospital for treatment for a lung infection.


Abraham Lincoln
(Wikimedia Commons)
June 07, 2013

Early Lincoln Math Papers Discovered

Researchers at Illinois State University have turned up new information about Abraham Lincoln's school boy days in 1825.


Erma Bridgewater
(Kimberlie Kranich/WILL)
June 05, 2013

Champaign Street to Be Named After Erma Bridgewater

Part of Washington Street in Champaign will be soon be named for the one of biggest names in local civil rights history. The portion between Fourth and Wright Streets will become Honorary Erma Bridgewater Way. 


The logo of the State Farm Center.
(Wikimedia Commons)
May 29, 2013

U of I Approves Arena Deal with State Farm

University of Illinois trustees have signed off on the deal that will change the name of the Assembly Hall arena in Champaign to the State Farm Center in exchange for $60 million from the company.


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