Source: University of Illinois Archives

December 05, 2018

How U of I Wound Up In Champaign; International Student Enrollment; Open Enrollment and ACA Update

On the 21st: The number of new international college students in the US has decreased for the second straight year. Some worry that it’s because of our political climate, but some experts believe it's just part of the picture. We heard more about that. Plus, open enrollment for the healthcare marketplace goes on until December 15. We spoke to some experts to help you understand that, and what’s going on with the Affordable Care Act. And, a man named Clark Robinson Griggs played a huge part in making sure U of I would call Champaign-Urbana home. So why has he been largely written out of our history?


George H.W. Bush, the 41st president of the United States, speaks at a fundraiser in Dallas in 1991.

Marcy Nighswander/AP

December 01, 2018

Former President George H.W. Bush Dies At 94

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."


John F Kennedy

State Journal-Register

November 29, 2018

JFK In Springfield 1962: A Motorcade, A Rifle And A Mystery

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.  


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