Cartoonish Mort Walker, creator of 'Beetle Bailey'
Bob Daugherty/AP
January 28, 2018

‘Beetle Bailey’ Cartoonist Mort Walker Dies At 94

 Comic strip artist Mort Walker, a World War II veteran who satirized the Army and tickled millions of newspaper readers with the antics of the lazy private "Beetle Bailey," died Saturday. He was 94.


Illinois Holocaust Museum
December 28, 2017

Survivors As Holograms At The Illinois Holocaust Museum; Recapping The Total Solar Eclipse

On this encore edition of The 21st: The Illinois Holocaust Museum and Education Center in Skokie opened its doors to the 'Take A Stand Center' in October. The new exhibition includes 3D technology that shares the stories of brave survivors like Fritzie Fritzshall as holograms. Plus, we revisit our conversation with astronomer Phil Plait on the total solar eclipse this past summer.


Inside Out Project workers paste photos to the exterior wall of the University of Illinois.
Jim Meadows/Illinois Public Media
October 25, 2017

Inside Out Project Invites Public To Be Photographed For A Cause

The front wall of the University YMCA building, adjacent to the University of Illinois campus in Champaign was plastered with photographs Wednesday. The 3-foot-by-5-foot poster-size portraits were made in a mobile photo-booth, featuring people passing by who wanted to show their support for the DREAM Act, a bill in Congress to help young people who are in the country illegally. .


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