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WILL - Illinois Public Media News - September 16, 2013

Area Playgrounds Staying Ahead Of The Curve

By Jeff Bossert

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(Duration: 4:43)

Alex Whiteman helps his brother Rylan, who has cerebral palsy, off the monkey bars at the Playground for Everyone in Danville, Ill.

In March of 2012, the federal government declared access to playgrounds a civil right, protected under the Americans with Disabilities Act.  But sites in Danville and Urbana have stayed ahead of the mandate.



Harvest Public Media - Illinois Public Media News - August 02, 2013

Young Dreams, Huge Obstacles

The story was produced for Harvest Public Media, a collaboration of public broadcasting stations in the Midwest covering food and agriculture issues.

By Luke Runyon

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(Duration: 4:29)

Eva Teague is trying to start her own pig farm but is having trouble breaking in to the business.

While the farming community continues to age fewer young people are filling the ranks, prompting the question: Do young people even want to farm anymore?



WILL - Illinois Public Media News - July 23, 2013

Work Continues on Bresee Tower Rescue Plan

By Jim Meadows

The Downtown Danville merchants group has been trying for years to find a new use for the old Bresee Tower. Now, the executive director of Downtown Danville Incorporated says they could be ready to announce their plans within a couple of months.

Categories: Architecture



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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