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An American tank in Carentan, France - June 1944
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70 Years After World War II Ends: A Local Look Back

The 22 families who lived on Hero Street in Silvis, Ill. sent 57 of their children to fight in World War II. Some combination of those 22 fought in every theater, in every major battle, and through them, author Carlos Harrison shares a vivid portrait of the war. We dive into some of the stories and realities he uncovered, as well as talk with some of those from Silvis and the surrounding area who went to fight and who were here during the war. 

University of Illinois entrance marker
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UI Trustees Prepare To Vote On Employee Background Checks

The policy would involve all new hires at the U of I's three campuses, not just those with 'security sensitive' positions.  If approved by university trustees next month, it would take effect October 5. 

In this Sept. 9, 2014 file photo, Steven Salaita, speaks to students and reporters during a news conference at the University of Illinois YMCA.
(AP Photo/Seth Perlman, File)
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Salaita Attorneys Again Say U of I Destroyed Evidence

Attorneys for the professor suing the university over having his job offer rescinded have filed new motions after the release of e-mails by now-former Urbana Chancellor Phyllis Wise.