President Barack Obama speaks in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington Thursday.
(AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
April 30, 2015

Obama Library To Be Built In Chicago

President Barack Obama has chosen his hometown of Chicago to host his future presidential library.   That's according to a source with direct knowledge of the decision who requested anonymity because Obama's decision hasn't been announced.


In this March 11, 2014 photo, Scott Eisenhauer, the mayor of Danville, poses for a photo in the downtown area
(AP Photo/Tammy Webber)
April 29, 2015

Danville Mayor Still Hopeful For Additional Casinos

The mayor of Danville is still hoping to cash in on bringing a casino to the city.  Scott Eisenhauer says he's talked about gaming expansion with Governor Bruce Rauner.


Former Illinois Gov. Dan Walker speaks to reporters in Springfield in 2007.
April 29, 2015

Former Illinois Governor Dan Walker Dies

The son of the one-term governor confirms that Walker died overnight Wednesday in California.  He was 92. In 1987, he was sentenced to federal prison time for fraudulently obtaining more than $1 million in loans.  He's survived by his wife and seven children.


Abraham Lincoln
(Wikimedia Commons)
April 29, 2015

Tweeting Lincoln’s Assassination

Students at the University of Illinois Springfield began "live-tweeting" on April 14 - the date that that Lincoln was shot at Ford's Theater back in 1865. They've continued, tweeting in real time -- 150 years after the fact -- about the pursuit of John Wilkes Booth, and the funeral cortege from Washington, D.C. to Springfield.


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