Chicago Cubs starting pitcher Jake Arrieta reacts after throwing his first career no-hitter during the ninth inning of against the Los Angeles Dodgers, Sunday, Aug. 30, 2015, in Los Angeles. The Cubs won 2-0.
(AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)
August 30, 2015

Cubs’ Arrieta No-Hits LA Dodgers

Arrieta shut out the Dodgers 2-0 Sunday, his first career no-hitter and the Cubs first no-hitter since 2008, when Carlos Zambrano shut out Houston.  It was the 14th no-hitter in Cubs history. 


U of I engineering professor John Rogers.  He's also a Swanlund Chair, the highest chaired position on the U of I's Urbana campus.
(U of I News Bureau)
August 30, 2015

U of I Losing Honored Engineering Prof For Northwestern Position

John Rogers has been tapped to lead a $25 million biomedical engineering research center at Northwestern University, beginning in 2016.   He holds a Swanlund Chair, the highest chaired position at the university's Urbana campus.


An American tank in Carentan, France - June 1944
The United States National Archives
August 28, 2015

70 Years After World War II Ends: A Local Look Back

The 22 families who lived on Hero Street in Silvis, Ill. sent 57 of their children to fight in World War II. Some combination of those 22 fought in every theater, in every major battle, and through them, author Carlos Harrison shares a vivid portrait of the war. We dive into some of the stories and realities he uncovered, as well as talk with some of those from Silvis and the surrounding area who went to fight and who were here during the war. 


University of Illinois entrance marker
(Wikimedia Commons)
August 27, 2015

U of I Trustees Prepare To Vote On Employee Background Checks

The policy would involve all new hires at the U of I's three campuses, not just those with 'security sensitive' positions.  If approved by university trustees next month, it would take effect October 5. 


In this Sept. 9, 2014 file photo, Steven Salaita, speaks to students and reporters during a news conference at the University of Illinois YMCA.
(AP Photo/Seth Perlman, File)
August 26, 2015

Salaita Attorneys Again Say U of I Destroyed Evidence

Attorneys for the professor suing the university over having his job offer rescinded have filed new motions after the release of e-mails by now-former Urbana Chancellor Phyllis Wise. 


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