Phylis Wise, the chancellor at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, speaks on Sept. 8, 2013 during a ceremony honoring fallen soldier Shawna Morrison.
(Sean Powers/WILL)
September 08, 2013

Fallen Soldier Honored At University of Illinois

The first female member of the Illinois National Guard to die in combat operations overseas was honored this weekend on the University of Illinois’ Urbana campus. Shawna Morrison of Paris, Ill. was killed nine years ago this month in Iraq.


September 05, 2013

U of I Plans Memorial To Fallen Soldier

The University of Illinois plans to dedicate a new memorial to an Illinois National Guard soldier and university student killed in the Iraq war.


David Green
(Jeff Bossert/WILL)
September 01, 2013

U of I’s Green Launches Congressional ‘Insurgent’ Campaign

Citing desire to truly make the Democratic Party one representing working people, instead of corporate America, a third candidate has launched what he calls an ‘insurgent’ campaign for Illinois’ 13th Congressional District.


Ty Michael Carter
(Jacquelyn Martin/AP)
August 26, 2013

Obama Awards Medal Of Honor To Afghan War Veteran

President Barack Obama has bestowed the Medal of Honor on Army Staff Sgt. Ty Carter, a veteran of the war in Afghanistan who risked his life to save an injured soldier and to resupply ammunition to his comrades during intense fighting in a remote mountain outpost.


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