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.
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.
Doug and Christie Jarling announced on Sunday that Jarling's Custard Cup in Champaign would be closing as soon as inventory runs out. That happened quickly Monday afternoon, with a 4 p.m. Facebook post. Custard Cup will reopen when new owners can be trained.
About 50 people attended a Friday afternoon ceremony placing James Burgess' name on the Campustown postal center. He is - to date - the only countywide African-American elected official in Champaign County.
Ambassador Andris Razāns has served as the Latvian ambassador to the United States and Mexico since July of 2012 and 2013 respectively. He spoke with Illinois Public Media about the challenges facing the European Union, particularly Greece’s debt problems and Russian aggression and about how Latvia gained its independence through song.
Eric Hollenbeck of Blue Works Millworks in Eureka California tells how --- using details extrapolated from an old photograph and a transit document --- combat veterans in a millworks job training program reconstructed the coach used to carry Abraham Lincoln's body to its final resting place.