President Barack Obama holds up a personalized Chicago Cubs baseball jersey presented to him for a group photo during a ceremony in the East Room of the White House in Washington, Monday, where the president honored the 2016 World Series Champion bas
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January 16, 2017

World Series Champion Cubs Honored At The White House

In one of his final events before leaving office, President Barack Obama honored the 2016 World Series Champion Chicago Cubs at the White House Monday. He was joined by members of the team, coaching staff, front office, and Cub Hall of Famers like Billy Williams, Fergie Jenkins, and Ryne Sandberg.


Martin Luther King, Jr.
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January 16, 2017

Remembering Martin Luther King, Jr.

On the 21st: We talk about what it looks like to carry on Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s legacy, with a pastor in Champaign who was involved in the civil rights movement in Illinois during the 1950s and 1960s. We also speak with the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum to learn about the connection between Dr. King and President Abraham Lincoln. 


H. Lee Holsapple, sheriff of Macon County, Illinois from 1986 to 1998.
Macon County Sheriff's Department
January 16, 2017

H. Lee Holsapple, Former Macon Co Sheriff, Dies

H. Lee Holsapple, who served as Macon County Sheriff from 1986 to 1998, has died at the age of 80.

The Macon County Sheriff’s Department says Holsapple passed away from natural causes Sunday at St. Mary’s Hospital in Decatur.


U of I Professor Chris Benson delivered the keynote address at the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration and Awards event Friday at Parkland College.
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January 16, 2017

U Of I Prof. Benson At King Celebration: ‘Find Your Super Power’

More than 50 years after Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s “I Have a Dream” speech, University of Illinois associate professor Chris Benson says the US is again facing the “mountain of despair” the civil rights leader once spoke of. The professor of Journalism and African-American Studies delivered the keynote address Friday at the Champaign Countywide King Celebration and Awards event at Parkland College, encouraging the audience of more than 150 to ''find their super power." 


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January 16, 2017

Illini Women Run Away From Nebraska

Illinois outscored Nebraska 45-26 in the second half to win 79-59. The Illini improved to 8-10 overall this season and 3-2 in Big Ten conference play.


Illinois' forward Leron Black tries to bat away a rebound by Maryland's guard Melo Trimble.
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January 16, 2017

Maryland Outlasts Illini Men 62-56

Maryland coach Mark Turgeon didn't let history repeat itself when his team defeated Illinois 62-56 on Saturday. The Terrapins were No. 11 when they came to Champaign two years ago and were upset 64-57 by an Illinois team that did not make the NCAA Tournament.


Signage is displayed outside a Planned Parenthood office in Peoria, Ill. Donald Trump's political inner circle is very much in favor of defunding the organization.
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January 15, 2017

What You Need To Know About The Coming Fight Over Planned Parenthood Funding

House Speaker Paul Ryan announced Thursday that Republicans will — once again — vote to cut off federal tax dollars for Planned Parenthood. They are planning to include the measure as part of a bigger upcoming bill to repeal pillars of Obamacare. This isn't the first time that they have tried to pass this type of legislation — President Obama vetoed a similar bill last January.


President-elect Donald Trump listens to a reporters question at Trump Tower in New York, Monday, Jan. 9, 2017.
Evan Vucci / AP
January 15, 2017

A Taxonomy Of Trump Tweets

As we all know, Donald Trump's tweets have become a potent force in our new era. On the one hand, a single tweet can cripple opponents, activate supporters, move markets, and subsume the news cycle. On the other, they're a window into Trump's wee-hours, unfiltered id.


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