Artwork for the Strand Magazine publication of "The Haunted Ceiling" by H. G. Wells.
Strand Magazine
November 28, 2016

H.G. Wells Ghost Story, Hidden In U Of I Collection, Finally Debuts In Print

H.G. Wells' eerie writing brought us time machines, aliens and a submarine, long before a real one was seen in the world. Still, one of his short stories spent decades unseen by his avid readers.

Until now, that is. His long-unpublished story "The Haunted Ceiling" is making its way into print for the first time, after being hidden for decades in the H.G. Wells papers collected at the University of Illinois. 


Cubs emblem
Wikimedia Commons
October 28, 2016

The History Behind ‘Go Cubs Go’

As enthusiasm for the Chicago Cubs run to the World Series has roared across the country, so has the ubiquitousness of the Cubs theme song penned by the late Steve Goodman. But there's an interesting backstory to how it became the team's official theme song.  


Singer-songwriter Bob Dylan.
Rowland Scherman / US Information Agency via Wikimedia Commons
October 13, 2016

Bob Dylan Awarded Nobel Prize In LIterature

Bob Dylan has won the 2016 Nobel Prize in Literature, becoming the first American to win the prize in more than two decades. 


Senator Scott Bennett (D) and Republican Urbana Alderman Mike Madigan debate during Wednesday's forum at the Champaign City Building.
Jeff Bossert/Illinois Public Media
October 06, 2016

Bennett, Madigan Seek Solutions To Illinois’ Financial Woes

52nd District Senate incumbent Democrat Scott Bennett of Champaign and Republican challenger Mike Madigan found a few areas to agree on during Wednesday's candidate forum in Champaign, but Madigan also endorsed a number of business reforms touted by Governor Bruce Rauner in recent months. The two also looked at where they would make cuts in government operations, and where they stand on pensions.


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