The LST 325, a World War II-era ship that ferried troops to the beaches of Normandy during D-Day, moves up the Allegheny River, preparing to dock in Pittsburgh on Wednesday, Sept. 1, 2010. The craft is crewed by volunteers and veterans who want to te
(Keith Srakocic/AP)
June 19, 2014

Peoria Looks At Acquiring WWII Vessel

The City of Peoria is gauging support for the idea of acquiring a decommissioned World War II tank landing ship known as the LST 325.


James Burgess
(Champaign County Historical Archives,The Urbana Free Library)
June 17, 2014

Burgess Designation For Champaign Post Office Clears US House

A postal facility in the University of Illinois’ Campustown neighborhood is one stroke of the pen away from becoming “The James R. Burgess Post Office Building.”


Chancellor Wise speaks at Alma Rededication.
(Bria Purdiman/ WILL)
June 06, 2014

U Of I Alma Mater Rededicated

A familiar face recently returned to the University of Illinois campus. The Alma Mater  got her official welcome back today.


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An Apollo 12 astronaut makes footprints on the surface of the moon, Nov. 19, 1969. Rocks collected on the mission were among those recently re-examined by a team of German astronauts.
(AP)
June 06, 2014

New Look At Apollo Rocks Finds Evidence Of Moon’s Birth

A new analysis of rocks collected by Apollo astronauts on the moon more than 40 years ago bolsters the leading theory of our natural satellite's origin — that it formed from a collision between a nascent Earth and another object some 4.5 billion years ago.


World War II veterans salute as taps is played at a ceremony at the Normandy American Cemetery at Colleville-sur-Mer on Friday, marking the 70th anniversary of D-Day.
(Win McNamee/Getty Images)
June 06, 2014

70 Years After A Crucial Invasion, World Honors D-Day

World leaders are gathered in France to mark the 70th anniversary of D-Day, the day some 150,000 Allied troops landed in Normandy and began the liberation of France and Europe from Nazi occupation during World War II.


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Lucien (left) and Germaine Rigault lean out of their home in La Cambe, a tiny village in Normandy a short distance from Omaha Beach. The couple, in their 80s, were in La Cambe during the Allied landing on June 6, 1944, and live there still. "We
(Eleanor Beardsley/NPR)
June 06, 2014

70 Years On, A Normandy Village Honors Aging WWII Veterans

Germaine and Lucien Rigault, 86 and 89 years old, respectively, lean out their first-floor window, watching people go by. They were here in the tiny French hamlet of La Cambe on June 6, 1944, the day the Allies invaded Normandy and began the liberation of France and Europe from Nazi control during World War II.


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Lennie Merullo and his son, Len ‘Boots’ Merullo at Wrigley Field.
(Courtesy of the Merullo family)
June 05, 2014

Last Living World Series Cub Returns To Wrigley Field

Barring an unlikely turnaround this season, the Chicago Cubs are mired in another long year. But this weekend, the Cubs and their fans will be reminded of a time their team was at the top, getting a visit from their oldest living former player.


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