Linda Frank and her daughter, attorney Deb Frank Feinen are both Republicans, with decades of political experience between them. Frank recently retired after serving five terms as Champaign County Circuit Clerk, while her daughter Deb serves on the Champaign City Council.
You can find family businesses in any number of walks of life – third generation doctors, plumbers, lawyers, architects, accountants – you name it. Not surprisingly, the same could be said for politics. Former Congressman Tim Johnson is the product of a family political tradition reaching from his grandparents to his own grown children.
There are many roads to a political career, but for some people, it is a family affair.
The public will have a chance to pay final respects to University of Illinois microbiologist Carl Woese on Saturday.
Stan Musial already has a statue in St. Louis named after him.
Stan Musial, one of baseball's greatest hitters and a Hall of Famer with the St. Louis Cardinals for more than two decades, died Saturday. He was 92.
When Barack Obama is sworn in as president during the private Sunday ceremony, he will bring some of his wife’s family history to that ritual, namely the Bible from wife Michelle's family — the Robinsons.
In September 1957, a group of African-American teens who came to be known as the ‘The Little Rock Nine’ would play a large role in the civil rights movement.
A previously unpublished and unknown poem by Illinois poet Carl Sandburg was discovered last week in the University of Illinois’ Sandburg Archives. The subject of the poem is guns.
Here's a list of some of the public events scheduled in east central Illinois over the next few days, celebrating the life and legacy of the late civil rights leader, Dr. Martin Luther King, Junior.