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WILL - Illinois Public Media News - June 25, 2014

U Of I Student Missing Off Coast Of Brazil

This story was revised on 6/26/14 to include additional details from The Associated Press.

By Jim Meadows

The University of Illinois College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences (ACES) says one of its students is missing and feared drowned off the coast of Brazil, where he was taking part in a study-abroad program.

Categories: Community

WILL - Illinois Public Media News - June 25, 2014

After 100 Years, University Of Illinois Extension Continues To Evolve

By Sean Powers


(Duration: 8:37)

George Czapar

This year marks the 100th anniversary of the University of Illinois Extension. The extension began in 1914 when Congress passed the Smith-Lever Act that established extension services at the nation’s land-grant universities.

A big part of the Extension’s focus has been on agricultural outreach and support. There were also extension programs on home economics and food preservation that were designed to help rural families. However, the U of I Extension has shifted its focus over the last century to meet the needs of a diverse population. 

Illinois Public Media’s Sean Powers recently talked about some of those changes with U of I Extension Director George Czapar.

Categories: Agriculture, Education

WILL - Illinois Public Media News - June 24, 2014

Big Ten Leaders Issue Statement Opposing Athlete Unions, Propose Reforms

By Jeff Bossert

Administrators of all 14 Big Ten schools have asked the NCAA to implement reforms to college athletics, while opposing unions or compensation for college athletes.

Categories: Sports

WILL - Illinois Public Media News - June 24, 2014

Police Announce Arrest in Danville Shooting, Ask Public’s Help In Champaign Shooting

By Jim Meadows

Police photo of  17 year old Malachi D. Hatcher, arrested Tuesday in Chicago in connection with last Friday's shooting on Kentucky Street in Danville, in which three people were injured.

Danville Police say there’s been an arrest in connection with last Friday’s early morning shooting in the first block of Kentucky Street that injured three people sitting on a porch, one of them a 16-year-old boy. And Champaign Police are investigating a whooting on West White Street.

Categories: Criminal Justice

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