Nation/World

Nation/World

The Big 10 with Jeff D'Alessio, March 26, 2017

In 1975, the man who gave us Roger Ebert's Film Festival became first movie reviewer to win the Pulitzer Prize for Criticism.

This week, we asked other Pulitzer winners honored for giving their opinions: What's the one column, commentary or cartoon you came up with that drew the harshest reaction?

Davis: 'Disappointed' in many GOP colleagues for not backing health care bill

What state lawmakers and other notables are saying about Friday’s news — the House Republican health care bill didn’t receive the support it needed, paving the way for Obamacare to remain the law of the land for at least the foreseeable future:

No punishment yet for Urbana's sanctuary-city status

URBANA — If President Donald Trump follows through with his pledge to strip federal funding from sanctuary cities, Urbana would stand to lose more than a million dollars.

Area educators give DeVos an 'F'

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Republicans expect President Donald Trump's embattled choice for Secretary of Education to survive a close call in her Senate confirmation vote.

UI professors among those to denounce Trump's order

Hear more from Wurth Tuesday at 7:40 on WDWS.

Dozens of professors from the University of Illinois — in engineering, math, computer science and other fields — have joined more than 7,000 academics nationwide to denounce President Donald Trump’s executive order on immigration.

The Big 10 with Jeff D'Alessio, Jan. 29, 2017

Since 2007, it's been known as the James S. Brady Press Briefing Room, named in honor of Ronald Reagan's press secretary, a 1962 University of Illinois political science grad left permanently disabled by a John Hinckley bullet.

Local teachers embracing presidential inauguration

In Bob Lindsay’s classroom at Fisher High School, small photos of the first 43 U.S. presidents line one wall. A larger portrait of President Barack Obama takes up space on the wall next to a 49-star American flag.

On Friday, when Donald Trump is sworn in as the 45th president, a smaller portrait of Obama will join the other 43 and a large photo of Trump will take Obama’s former space.

Fort Lauderdale airport shootings: 5 dead, 8 injured

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — A gunman opened fire in the baggage claim area at the Fort Lauderdale airport Friday, killing five people and wounding eight before being taken into custody in an attack that sent panicked passengers running out of the terminal and onto the tarmac, authorities said.

Authorities gave no details on a possible motive for the shooting.

Presidential transition glance: Speaking of speeches

On Mondays between now and Inauguration Day, we’ll spotlight storylines leading up to Donald Trump’s swearing in as the 45th president. Today: A trip down Memory Lane

With a few exceptions, presidential inaugurations aren’t often especially memorable.

Ohio State says attacker was student at school

UPDATED AT 3:25 P.M. CT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The latest on reports of an active shooter on the Ohio State University campus (all times local):

4:10 p.m.

A director of public safety says a man who drove a car into pedestrians and began stabbing people at Ohio State was a student at the school.