Section: General News - In the midwestern state of Illinois, the town of Eureka is home to a small liberal arts college. Eureka College gained national attention when one of its graduates, Ronald Reagan, became President of the United States. President Reagan gave several speeches at his alma mater, including a 1982 address where he proposed a reduction in nuclear weapons.
To mark the 20th anniversary of the symbolic end of the Cold War, the fall of the Berlin Wall, former Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev visited Eureka College and paid tribute to the man he came to know as a partner in peace.
President Ronald Reagan is revered in Eureka.