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A student working on her laptop on the University of New Mexico campus.
AP Photo/Russell Contreras
News Local/State
September 30, 2016

It’s Almost FAFSA Time; What’s New In 2016

Saturday is the first day that prospective college students and their families can begin filling out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, or FAFSA for short.  That’s much earlier than in previous years, and that’s not the only change in the FAFSA process in 2016.

Spencer Patton throwing a pitch.
AP Photo/Lynne Sladky
News Local/State
September 30, 2016

Bandwagon Bits: Spencer Patton

Urbana native and Chicago Cubs pitcher Spencer Patton joined Lisa, John, and Brian for this week's episode of "The Bandwagon" sports podcast.  Here's a small taste of the discussion.

The scene of the shooting near the U of I campus early Sunday morning.
Sean Neumann/Illinois Public Media
News Local/State
September 29, 2016

Suspect In Campustown Fatal Shooting Now In Custody

Champaign Police say Robbie M. Patton, 18, of Champaign turned himself in to authorities Thursday night, reporting to the Champaign County Jail at 10:15 p.m. He's charged with First Degree Murder in connection with the early Sunday morning shooting death of George Korchev of Mundelein. He also faces a count of Aggravated Battery with a Firearm. Bond is set at $5-million.

WILL Highlights

Vintage Vinyl is back!

Huge sale of used vinyl records, DVDs, CDs, and other musical ephemera to benefit Illinois Radio Reader returns on Oct. 1. 


The Bandwagon

Not your typical sports podcast. Forget the “hot takes” and meet us at the intersection of sports and culture every two weeks.


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.