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CU-CitizenAccess - Illinois Public Media News - May 03, 2013

Opt-in Text Alert Systems at Universities Leave Many Out

This story was reported in collaboration with the Investigative Journalism Education Consortium. Funding from the Robert R. McCormick Foundation supports the consortium and its projects.

By Amy Harwath

Ruobing Ma, a senior at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, looks at her cell phone.

A review of major universities shows there are inconsistencies in how emergency alerts are sent out to students.

WILL - Illinois Public Media News - May 03, 2013

Many Critical of Consultant’s Criminal Justice Report

By Jeff Bossert

Mark Enslin - CU Citizens for Peace and Justice

A consultant hired to assess the future of Champaign County’s Correctional facilities got an earful Thursday night. What was planned as a two-hour public hearing was extended to three as Alan Kalmanoff took comments on his 212 page criminal justice draft report.

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