June 01, 2014

Afghan Taliban Release U.S. Soldier Taken Hostage In 2009

Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, the final remaining captured American soldier from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, has been released after almost five years of being held captive by the Afghan Taliban, The White House reported Satuday.


May 31, 2014

Illinois Shelving $100M Gift To Obama Library

A plan to offer $100 million in tax dollars to lure Barack Obama's presidential library to Illinois is on the shelf, as lawmakers wrapped up their spring session without advancing the idea.


Secretary of Veterans Affairs Eric Shinseki resigns
(Win McNamee/Getty Images)
May 30, 2014

VA Sec. Shinseki Resigns

Embattled Department of Veterans Affairs head Eric Shinseki has resigned his position, hours after saying he would work to fix "systemic" problems in the VA's health care system.


Graduation caps.
Paul Sancya/ AP Photo
May 30, 2014

High School Graduation Rates Up, Some Students Still Behind

May marks the anniversary of the landmark Brown vs. Board of Education Supreme Court ruling, which outlawed “separate but equal” policies in public schools. But, 60 years later there are still concerns over equal opportunities for all students. 


Officials of UC2B and iTV-3 at news conference announcing their partnership.
(Jim Meadows/WILL)
May 30, 2014

Private Partner to Build Out UC2B Broadband System

Urbana-Champaign Big Broadband, or UC2B, announced a partnership Thursday with iTV-3 to provide its high-speed broadband service to homes and businesses in Champaign-Urbana.


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