George Herbert Walker Bush died Friday at the age of 94. George W. Bush released a statement, saying for himself and his siblings, "Jeb, Neil, Marvin, Doro, and I are saddened to announce that after 94 remarkable years, our dear Dad has died."
A year before President John F. Kennedy was assassinated in 1963, he made a visit to Springfield where he stumped for congressional candidates. It appeared everything went as planned. But recently, unclassified documents were made available explaining an incident that seemed to foreshadow what took place in Dallas.
This week, judges, lawyers, historians, and others will celebrate 200 years of Illinois justice. Tuesday in Springfield, the Illinois Supreme Court will host a gala 200 years to the day that the high court was created.
A campus-wide celebration of Indigenous People’s Day will take place Monday, October 8, at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. At the event, a sugar maple tree will be planted as a symbol of growth over the past year in how the university works with tribal nations.
A couple of years ago, Ronald Reagan’s first boyhood home in Dixon was, as The Washington Post put it, “falling apart.” Today, things are looking much better. But the museum’s director says there’s still more to be done.