Two Aug. 3 editions, years apart, produced some memorable front pages.
Eleven years ago, the man who would become our 44th president spent some time in our area.
A few days after his keynote address at the Democratic National Convention in Boston, BARACK OBAMA came through town on the fourth day of a five-day, 39-city campaign swing for the U.S. Senate.
A former Illinois governor said creating term limits for state lawmakers isn't really the answer to fixing the state's problems.
Republican Jim Edgar made the comments Wednesday on A Penny for Your Thoughts on WDWS.
He has been the public-address announcer for the Blackhawks and White Sox since the early 1990s. On Monday night at the United Center, Illinois alum Gene Honda worked what turned out to be the Stanley Cup championship game. That is three titles for Honda with the Blackhawks, plus a World Series title with the White Sox.
CHICAGO — Finally, Gene Honda got to be there.
The Chicago Blackhawks public-address announcer watched his favorite hockey team win two Stanley Cups on the road, in 2010 and ’13.
Monday, on home ice, the Illinois graduate soaked it all in. Savoring every moment.
He had prepared for the win. Hoped for the win.
SPRINGFIELD — While the Rauner administration has proposed a 31 percent cut in public higher education funding for the upcoming fiscal year, Illinois Senate Democrats plan to discuss next Tuesday the benefits of free community college tuition.
The Senate, which is controlled by Democrats, has scheduled a committee of the whole session on college affordability in Illinois.