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Urbana mayoral candidate Evelyn Burnett Underwood.
Jim Meadows / Illinois Public Media
News Local/State
February 24, 2017

“I Am Urbana”: Evelyn Burnett Underwood Running For Mayor

Evelyn Burnett Underwood has been attending Urbana City Council meetings for years. But now, she’d like to do so as the city’s mayor. Underwood is one of three candidates ---- along with Ald. Diane Marlin and incumbent Laurel Prussing --- seeking the Democratic nomination for mayor in Urbana.

News Local/State
February 23, 2017

AFSCME Members Vote To Authorize Possible Strike

Members of the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME) — the biggest labor union representing Illinois state workers — have taken a big step toward a possible strike.
The state council of AFSMCE reported Thursday that union members voted overwhelmingly in favor of a strike.

A dress rehearsal for the show Viva Verdi.
Darrell Hoemann/for Illinois Public Media
News Local/State
February 23, 2017

Lyric Theatre’s ‘Viva Verdi’ Opens Thursday At Krannert Center

This production is a bit different than most shows from Lyric Theatre at Illinois, as it’s a bit of a “greatest hits” show, featuring Lyric Theatre students, the U of I Symphony Orchestra, and the U of I Oratorio Society performing some of the best known arias from Verdi and other Italian opera composers.

WILL Highlights

Black Science Matters logo feature u of i alma mater statue


A short film series examining the severe underrepresentation of African-Americans in the sciences.

Vic Di Geronimo in WILL-FM's music library

Classic Mornings

Get more out of your classical music experience and check out Vic Di Geronimo’s blog.

The 21st

21st century radio for the 21st state. Weekdays at 11 am on WILL-AM 580.