WBEZ brings you fact-based news and information. Sign up for our newsletters to stay up to date on the stories that matter.As the President returns to Springfield this afternoon to address the Illinois General Assembly, we’ll look back at his 2007 speech there that announced his candidacy and the plan it laid out for the war in Iraq, health care, the economy, and much more. Wheaton College students will embark on a hunger fast after a scheduled reconciliation for professor Larycia Hawkins. The school halted its termination process of the tenured professor and both agreed to part ways. We hear an update. Vocalo’s Ayana Contreras, host of Reclaimed Soul, brings us a preview to this week’s soundtrack to unity - music that creates a mood of brother and sisterhood.