SPRINGFIELD (AP) — Speakers at a service commemorating Abraham Lincoln's death say the president's influence is as powerful today as it was 150 years ago.
Wednesday's service in Springfield's Union Park marked the 150th anniversary of Lincoln's death.
CHAMPAIGN — She's always had a passion for helping the disenfranchised and those marginalized by society.
That passion took Rebecca Ginsburg abroad for several years where she was involved in human rights and anti-apartheid efforts.
Terry Brown of C.U. Bands and Fans talks with Jordan Cundiff, owner/engineer of SCP Recording Studio and Partner at SCP Records in Danville
In 1915: Gov. Dunne said he has no intention of taking a hand in the controversy involving the closing of saloons on Sundays in Chicago. It was pointed out that while he was mayor, the governor resisted a mandamus to compel him to close the saloons.
Today is Thursday, April 16, the 106th day of 2015. There are 259 days left in the year.
Today's Highlights in History:
CHAMPAIGN — Steve Hillard, the owner and president of Champaign-based HL Precision Manufacturing, has been selected as the Parkland College Foundation's V. Dale Cozad Entrepreneur of the Year for 2015.
I was a presenter at Wednesday's Career Day at Monticello High School, but wound up learning as much as the kids in the audience.
CHAMPAIGN — When she first read the stories from local Holocaust survivors and their descendents, Joyce Francisco was choked with emotion.
That's exactly the same response she hopes others will have when they also read these stories and see the pictures that go with them in a new display assembled by her and her husband, Don, and Pam Olson at Champaign's Sinai Temple.