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WILL - Illinois Public Media News - November 26, 2014 ~ Comment (0)

Champaign Council Approves Tournament Bid

By Jim Meadows

Champaign City Council members voted unanimously Tuesday night to pledge $50,000 a year for five years, if the IHSA moves the state boys' high school basketball tournament back to the State Farm Center.

Categories: Government, Sports


NPR - Illinois Public Media News - November 26, 2014

A Calmer Night In Ferguson, Mo., Amid Increased National Guard Presence

by Krishnadev Calamur

Police watch the protesters gather Tuesday in Ferguson.

Police in Ferguson, Mo., made 44 arrests after another night of protests – these much calmer than the unrest that erupted after a grand jury declined Monday to indict officer Darren Wilson.



WILL - Illinois Public Media News - November 25, 2014 ~ Comment (0)

Ferguson Grand Jury’s No-Indictment Is Rare Says UI Prof

By Jim Meadows

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A University of Illinois law professor says a Missouri grand jury’s decision not to indict Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson in the death of teen-ager Michael Brown is an unusual one.

Categories: Criminal Justice, Law

AP - Illinois Public Media News - November 25, 2014

Grand Jury Focused On Key Fatal Ferguson ‘Tussle”

By David A. Lieb and Holbrook Mohr

St. Louis County Prosecutor Bob McCulloch.

Some witnesses called it a tussle. Others described it as a tug-of-war. Ferguson Officer Darren Wilson testified that they were fighting over his handgun.  


AP - Illinois Public Media News - November 25, 2014

Brown Family Attorney Condemns Grand Jury’s Decision In Fatal Shooting

By The Associated Press

Michael Brown Sr listens alongside Rev. Al Sharpton Tuesday in St. Louis County, Missouri.

Attorneys for Michael Brown's family say the process that led to a white officer not being indicted in the fatal shooting of the unarmed, black 18-year-old was unfair and broken.





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