Erik and Mary-Ann Gjermundsen of Norway are making the nearly 3,400-mile trip across the U.S. in their small Messerschmitt.
(Jenna Dooley/NPR)
July 17, 2013

Europeans Traverse U.S. On Famous Lincoln Highway

This year marks the centennial of America's first transcontinental road: the Lincoln Highway. You might have driven on the highway and not even known it, since it stretches from New York to California, passing through states like Iowa, Nebraska and Colorado, and carrying different state route numbers along the way.


plane crash
(Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)
July 07, 2013

Asiana Flight Tried To Abort Landing Seconds Before Crash

Asiana Airlines Flight 214 tried to abort its landing and come in for another try just 1 1/2 seconds before it crashed Saturday at San Francisco airport, killing two people and injuring dozens of others.


driver's licenses for immigrants
(Russell Contreras/AP)
June 24, 2013

More States Let Unauthorized Immigrants Take The Wheel

The national debate over immigration may be churning on in Washington, D.C., but there's one policy a growing number of states can agree on: driver's licenses for undocumented immigrants.


May 31, 2013

New Will County Airport Advances in Illinois House

After decades of debate over adding a third airport to the Chicago area, the Illinois House of Representatives has passed a measure that will allow for the construction and operation of a new airport to be located in Will County.


May 30, 2013

I-57 Closure at C-U Postponed

The scheduled Thursday night closure of a stretch of I-57 in southwest Champaign has been postponed.


President Barack Obama fixes the tie of Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood
(Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)
May 15, 2013

Legislation Would Name Highway After Ray LaHood

U.S. Transportation Secretary and Illinois native Ray LaHood could get his name on a stretch of Interstate 74 running through his hometown of Peoria.


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