100 years ago today:
Ah, for the freedom to shoot fireworks
School consolidation, 50 years ago
U.S. Rep. Tim Johnson, R-Urbana, has issued a brief statement in response to the U.S. effort to capture Osama bin Laden, which ended in bin Laden's death Sunday in Pakistan:
This afternoon's scheduled hearing on the state's tentative decision to switch state employees' and retirees' health insurance from Urbana-based Health Alliance has been moved from the Stratton Building in Springfield to a larger hearing room in the Capitol.
A class at the Columbia University law school has developed a new congressional district map for Illinois that throws Champaign and Vermilion counties into a district with Macon and Sangamon counties.