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.


Kwame Raoul
Kwame Raoul
July 16, 2013

Pension Committee Meets This Week

The Illinois lawmakers working on solving the state pension problem are not planning any more public meetings, but they are meeting behind closed doors this Friday.


Eric Holder
(David Manning/Reuters /Landov)
July 16, 2013

Holder Calls For ‘Hard Look’ At ‘Stand Your Ground’ Laws

Saying that "it's time to question laws that senselessly expand the concept of self-defense and sow dangerous conflict in our neighborhoods," Attorney Gen. Eric Holder on Tuesday called for a reexamination of so-called stand your ground laws.


Foellinger Auditorium a the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
(Wikimedia)
July 16, 2013

U Of I To Seek More Money In 2015

The University of Illinois is planning to request more money from the state in 2015 after years of flat or falling state funding.


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