For 120 years, Labor Day has been a recognized national holiday. I asked some workers to relate what union membership meant to them.
"I'm 180 degrees from everybody else. Your breakfast is my dinner. It's the same day, but I can get my errands done during the days when things are open and people are at work."
Time together is precious. We never run out of anything to talk about.
Not all local connections to World War I are big buildings. At least one is thin — a pane of glass — and its image prompts many to reflect on the meaning of sacrifice.
The University of Illinois faculty recruiting season kicks off at a time of strife for the campus due to the case of Steven Salaita.
Champaign-Urbana Mass Transit District buses will not operate on Monday in observance of Labor Day.
"It was my recommendation to the board to not go for that full amount that we could possibly go for because it certainly limits and ties the hand of future boards." - Judy Wiegand
"If I could do everything I do here in Nashville, I would live in Champaign. It's such a manageable city."
If you were making a list of groups and organizations that have a bad reputation, it's unlikely the Sierra Club, a respected environmental group, would be included.
We asked our panel: What were you up to during your 15 minutes of childhood fame?
For a state that is in desperate need of high-paying jobs and the tax revenues they generate, Illinois is remarkably indifferent when it comes to creating an atmosphere that encourages them.
Inc. magazine recently released its 2014 Inc. 5000 list, a compilation of the 5,000 fastest-growing privately owned U.S.-based firms based on revenue growth from 2010 to 2013.