Former Illinois Supreme Court Chief Justice Thomas Fitzgerald has died. His career included presiding over the impeachment trial of Governor Rod Blagojevich. He left the court in 2010 after being diagnosed with Parkinson's Disease. He died Sunday at the age of 74.
The Chairman of the National Endowment for the Humanities, William Adams, is in Champaign-Urbana today. He stopped by WILL to talk with Illinois Public Media's Amanda Honigfort about the role the humanities play in the United States and several initiatives the NEH is undertaking.
The Chanute Air Museum in Rantoul closes its doors Saturday, two months earlier than originally planned. The original decision was made last spring for financial reasons, but Curator Mark Hanson says the closure date was moved up since many exhibits are already being moved.
The story of the engineers and ironworkers who built Eero Saarinen's Gateway Arch never gets old, and Wednesday marks the 50th anniversary of "topping out" day — it also might have been one of the last opportunities for St. Louisans to meet the men and shake their hands.
NPR’s Tom Gjelten talked with Illinois Public Media’s Amanda Honigfort about how his new book, Nation of Nations: A Great American Immigration Story, chronicles not only how we’ve reached that point, but also tells the stories of some of those immigrants.
Former major league outfielder Doug Glanville, who broke in with the Cubs in 1996, was also a member of the 2003 team that fell just short of going to the World Series. But today, he's best known as an analyst for ESPN and writer for the New York Times and Newsweek. He spoke with Jeff Bossert about the 2015 Cubs.