The main library at the University of Illinois' Urbana campus has been putting old newspapers on the web since 2005. But thanks to a recent grant, the newest version includes coverage in areas outside Illinois, and new topics, extending back to the mid-1800's.
Italy's Vincenzo Nibali has won the Tour de France, becoming the first Italian to win cycling's greatest race in 16 years.
Israel has resumed its Gaza offensive after a series of Palestinian rocket attacks.
The University of Illinois Extension Service is now regularly surveying prices at farmers markets around the state.
There are no indications the short-term cease-fires in the Gaza war are going to lead to something more long-term or even a truce.
Illinois Governor Pat Quinn says the state is prepared to help "in whatever way necessary'' to preserve the well-being of unaccompanied children who've crossed the border into the United States fleeing violence in Central America.
Illinois State University's trustees have elected a veteran board member as their new chairman.
Pope Francis has accepted an invitation to visit Philadelphia in September 2015, a trip that would mark his first to the U.S. as pontiff.
A number of Champaign area residents, mostly with ties to the Middle East demonstrated Friday over the current conflict between Israel and Gaza.
President Obama met with the leaders of three Central American countries at the White House on Friday, telling them that they share responsibility with Washington for stemming an influx of children crossing the U.S.-Mexico border.