By MIKE PEMBERTON
In a sidebar to the recent coverage of the 50th anniversary of John F. Kennedy's death, The Associated Press reported that contractors restored "the permanent eternal flame" at his grave site after replacing gas and air lines, thus ensuring that JFK's tomb will survive as long as the United States stands and the sun shines.
Editor's note: In an interview with News Bureau business and law editor Phil Ciciora, finance professor Jeffrey R. Brown, who is also the director of the Center for Business and Public Policy in the College of Business and was a senior economist with the President's Council of Economic Advisers from 2001 to 2002, discusses Illinois' pension reform law.
By TOM EMERY
Christmas in the White House in the 1860s was a far cry from the ornate displays of decor familiar to Americans today. During the Lincoln administration, the holiday was celebrated in low-key fashion.
This spring, Illinois legislators will face the issue of whether the state should require labels on foods that have been "entirely or partially produced with genetic engineering."
By Dale Carroll-Coleman
Each Thursday I travel west, along the university streets, past the towering gray football stands, empty. Football ended on Oct. 2, 1970, when a plane carrying 36 members of the Wichita State University team crashed into a mountain on its way to Utah.
You send your son to college, excited to play ball and then.
By Gene Budig
For my 23 years as a university president/chancellor, I encouraged increased emphasis on intercollegiate athletics, believing at the time that the reasons were well-founded. In the main, they were.