Erik and Mary-Ann Gjermundsen of Norway are making the nearly 3,400-mile trip across the U.S. in their small Messerschmitt.
(Jenna Dooley/NPR)
July 17, 2013

Europeans Traverse U.S. On Famous Lincoln Highway

This year marks the centennial of America's first transcontinental road: the Lincoln Highway. You might have driven on the highway and not even known it, since it stretches from New York to California, passing through states like Iowa, Nebraska and Colorado, and carrying different state route numbers along the way.

Cory Monteith
(Chris Pizzello/AP)
July 15, 2013

Remembering Cory Monteith Of ‘Glee’

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.

 A statue of former St. Louis Cardinals baseball player Stan Musial stands outside Busch Stadium in St. Louis.
(Jeff Roberson/AP)
July 12, 2013

Obama Signs Measure Naming Bridge After Stan Musial

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.''

Aaron Ammons at the Speak Cafe
(Jeff Bossert/WILL)
June 28, 2013

Neighbors: Aaron Ammons

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

Nelson Mandela
June 27, 2013

The Day Nelson Mandela Walked Out Of Prison

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, covered Mandela's release for The Associated Press and recounts that day.

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