The University of Illinois’ Allerton Park and Conference Center is a frequent location to visit for touring the grounds, or special events like a wedding. But an event this weekend will give visitors a sense of what it was like about a century ago.
Recently, Champaign’s famed Pogo Studio closed its doors after nearly 30 years when owner Mark Rubel left for a new job in Nashville, Tennessee. But the music that was recorded there will live on at the Sousa Archives and Center for American Music at the University of Illinois.
People affected by the November 17, 2013 tornadoes were invited to a special kick-off event Monday night at the Peoria Riverfront Museum. About 40 people attended, many young families, to share their stories following the disaster.
Hiroo Onoda, a Japanese intelligence officer who for 29 years after the end of World War II continued to hide, fight and kill in the jungles of the Philippines because he did not believe the war was over, has died.
Alex Ashlock of member station WBUR covered this year's Boston Marathon, as he has for the last 13 years. He remembers when that tragic Monday in April was just another thrilling, magical morning that was shattered when two homemade bombs exploded near the finish line.