UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS -- The film "Monuments Men" is based on true story and it has ties to the UI.
CHAMPAIGN -- These days the internet is full of bloggers. Some talk about fashion, others politics.
SPRINGFIELD -- The city is known for its rich history, but city leaders say there's a big part which is often overlooked.
COLES COUNTY -- Parts of an area church are crumbling, but people are trying to restore this piece of history.
SPRINGFIELD -- Fans of criminal history might want to make a trek to Springfield.
WESTVILLE -- People in Vermilion County got an explosive real-life history lesson.
SAVOY -- An old UI barn is moving. Crews spent last week taking apart the old Cruse Family Barn.
Part One: School House Renovation
PETERSBURG -- A trip to Our Town wouldn't be complete without a stop at one of the most famous Lincoln sites in the country.
SPRINGFIELD -- If you're in town this week, you could see a piece of World War II history in the sky.
SPRINGFIELD -- Cuts of all kinds are coming to national historic sites across the United States. Locally, Lincoln's home has been added to the list.
NORMAL -- Two professors from Illinois State University made a unique discovery about our country's 16th president.
SPRINGFIELD -- It's not everyday you get to throw a pie at your teacher!
DECATUR -- A man heads back to class to give a history lesson.
SPRINGFIELD -- Some towns in Illinois are getting money to help keep their histories alive.
FARMER CITY -- This small town holds a pretty big title.
MAHOMET -- It was once a popular resting point for settlers called Middletown.
CHARLESTON -- At 170-years old, it's one of the longest standing buildings in Coles County.
CHARLESTON -- If you're looking for history in Coles County, you won't have to look far.
SPRINGFIELD -- Pam Grey, of the Illinois State Fair Museum is here to give us some of the fair's history.
DECATUR -- One local restaurant is serving up more than just good food.
URBANA -- Lincoln Square Mall is not just a place to buy, sell and spend; it's actually a monument to shopping history.
CHATHAM -- You might not think so from the outside, but Our Town Chatham is full of history.
SHELBYVILLE -- The dishwasher was invented here in 1886.
The forecast for D-Day's 68th anniversary couldn't be more ideal for an early June day. However, for troops landing on Normandy's beaches in 1944, the bad weather was almost enough to cancel the operation.
EFFINGHAM -- This old courthouse will soon be a museum.
DECATUR -- History literally came to life today.
SPRINGFIELD -- Pieces of a sword stolen from Lincoln's tomb have been recovered.
DECATUR -- Students went back to the basics today.
SPRINGFIELD -- One of the most iconic artifacts at the Lincoln Presidential Museum is being called into question; Lincoln's famous stovepipe hat.
Champaign County Historical Society reopens its doors after redesign and renovations.