Abraham Lincoln
(Wikimedia Commons)
April 29, 2015

Tweeting Lincoln’s Assassination

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.


Dave Benton, in a visit with Illinois Public Media last December.
(Jeff Bossert/WILL)
April 13, 2015

WCIA’s Benton Stepping Down From The Anchor Desk

The Champaign news anchor says a brain tumor is affecting his ability to do his job, and will step down after broadcasts Monday night.  But he hopes to continue with his Crime Watch programs.


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