U of I graduate Tatyana McFadden crosses the finish line to win the women's wheelchair division of the Boston Marathon Monday.

(AP Photo/Elise Amendola)

April 20, 2015

McFadden Wins Boston For Third Straight Year

University of Illinois graduate Tatyana McFadden has won her third straight women's wheelchair race at the Boston Marathon.   This comes after marathon 'grand slam' victories the last two years in Boston, Chicago, New York, and London.  


Mississippi River flood waters in Vicksburg, Miss., in 2011.

(Dave Martin/AP)

April 18, 2015

Midwest Seeing More Frequent Flooding

Floods in the midwest and nearby states are not getting bigger, they're just occurring more often. That's the conclusion of a new study by the University of Iowa Flood Center after looking at 50 years of river levels in 14 states


Vice President Joe Biden addresses sexual assault on college campuses, outlining the It's On Us campaign at the White House on September 19, 2014.

(AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

April 17, 2015

Vice President Biden To Visit U of I Thursday

The vice president will address sexual assualt prevention at the university's Urbana campus.  The event will highlight the "It’s On Us" sexual assault prevention campaign.


In this Sept. 20, 2014 file photo, Cardinal Francis George speaks at a news conference in Chicago.

(AP Photo/Paul Beaty, File)

April 17, 2015

Chicago Cardinal Francis George Dies At Age 78

Cardinal Francis George, a vigorous defender of Roman Catholic orthodoxy who played a key role in the church's response to the clergy sex abuse scandal, has died. He was 78.


Pumpkin pie

Photo: United States Department of Agriculture

April 17, 2015

Commotion In The Capitol Over State Pie

Finally, pumpkin pie might be getting the attention it deserves from lawmakers in Springfield. Illinois grows 95 percent of pumpkins processed in the United States, and lawmakers have proposed a bill making pumpkin pie the official pie of Illinois.


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