Former central Illinois congressman Tim Johnson dies

URBANA – Former Illinois Congressman Tim Johnson has died. Johnson’s former chief of staff, Mark Shelden, reported his death on his Facebook page on Tuesday morning. The News-Gazette reported on Tuesday that the 75-year-old Johnson died Monday night at his home in Urbana, surrounded by family and friends. Funeral plans were incomplete, as of Tuesday. […]

UPDATED: ‘Black Panther’ Star Chadwick Boseman Dies Of Cancer At 43

Updated Saturday at 4:50 a.m. ET Actor Chadwick Boseman, who starred in Black Panther, has died at the age of 43. A statement posted on Boseman’s Twitter account on Friday said the actor had battled colon cancer for the past four years. The statement said “he died in his home, with his wife and family by his […]

Former Illinois Governor Jim Thompson Dies At 84

Former Illinois Gov.  James R. Thompson has died. He was 84. His wife, Jayne, told the Chicago Tribune and the Chicago Sun-Times that he died shortly after 8 p.m. Friday at the Shirley Ryan AbilityLab in Chicago. The Tribune, citing a police report, reported Thompson had been recovering there for several weeks after suffering heart […]