A mural depicting the March 28, 1864 riot between between Union troops and Southern sympathizers in Charleston, Ill.

(Courtesy of the Charleston Riot 150th Anniversary Steering Committee)

March 28, 2014

Charleston Riot 150th Anniversary

This weekend, the Coles County city of Charleston will be commemorating a riot that happened at the court house and town square March 28, 1864...150 years ago...between Union troops and Southern sympathizers.


Supporters for same-sex marriage rally

(Seth Perlman/AP)

March 28, 2014

US Recognizes Michigan Same-Sex Couple Marriages

U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder has extended federal recognition to the Michigan marriages of about 300 same-sex couples that took place before a federal appeals court put those unions on hold.


March 27, 2014

Health Care Enrollment Exceeds 6 Million

President Barack Obama says more than 6 million Americans have signed up for coverage through the new health insurance markets created by his overhaul.


Eastern Illinois University President Bill Perry

(Vicki Shaw-Woodard, EIU)

March 27, 2014

EIU’s President To Retire In 2015

The president of Eastern Illinois University says he'll retire in 2015, stepping down from the post when his contract expires next June.  Bill Perry made his announcement Thursday.


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