UI senate backs honorary degrees for 'M*A*S*H' star, first female Librarian of Congress

URBANA — Honorary degrees for Alan Alda and the first woman to head the Library of Congress won overwhelming support from the University of Illinois Academic Senate, though trustees still have to sign off.

A call for a sustainable campus landscaping plan and a clearer senate role in decisions to name academic units after donors also won approval at Monday's senate meeting.

This day in history, Nov. 13, 2018

Today is Tuesday, Nov. 13, the 317th day of 2018. There are 48 days left in the year.

Today's highlight

On Nov. 13, 1942, President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed a measure lowering the minimum draft age from 21 to 18.

On this date

In 1775, during the American Revolution, the Continental Army captured Montreal.

Area history, Nov. 13, 2018

Today is Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2018. Here are local news reports from 100, 50 and 15 years ago:

Top of the Morning, Nov. 13, 2018

The kids at Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley High School would like nothing better than to spend part of Thanksgiving break at Memorial Stadium.

"The school is very excited for our football team," senior GABBY DAMMKOEHLER said. "The team went to state last year, and we hope they make it again this year. Everyone's very supportive and proud."

Hearing planned on Lincoln hat, museum future

SPRINGFIELD (AP) — A state House committee plans a hearing to consider questions surrounding the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum. 

The Tourism, Hospitality & Craft Industries Committee on Tuesday will review a $26 million collection of Lincoln artifacts the organization's fundraising foundation purchased and the more than $9 million remaining on the loan .

Paxton's pitch: Huge American flag near I-57 exit

PAXTON — Paxton's fire chief wants to put a huge American flag atop a 150-foot flagpole near the exit for the city on Interstate 57 — not only as a way to support the nation and its veterans but also to make his small city in Ford County stand out to travelers on one of the nation's busiest highways.

AP Fact Check: Trump's rhetoric on voter fraud is misleading

EDITOR'S NOTE — A look at the veracity of claims by political figures.

WASHINGTON (AP) — Facing closely contested election races in Florida and Arizona, President Donald Trump is spreading misleading rhetoric regarding voting fraud.

Bar gunman was 'out of control' in high school, coach says

MONTCLAIR, Calif. (AP) — A second high school coach of the gunman who killed 12 people at a Southern California bar recalled him on Sunday as volatile and intimidating, and said that repeated complaints to school administrators about his behavior failed to prompt any discipline.

Mishaps, protests and litigation overshadow Florida recount

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Mishaps, protests and litigation are overshadowing the vote recount in Florida's pivotal races for governor and Senate, reviving memories of the 2000 presidential fiasco in the premier political battleground state.

Grim search for more fire victims; 31 dead across California

PARADISE, Calif. (AP) — As wildfires raged at both ends of the state, officials released another grim statistic: six more bodies discovered in the burned-over town of Paradise and outlying areas, bringing the death toll there to 29 and matching the record for the deadliest single blaze in California history.