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WILL - Illinois Public Media News - September 05, 2014

Beyond Ferguson: White Fear, Black Anger, American Rage

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We don’t know exactly what happened in Ferguson, Missouri on August 9th when a white police officer shot and killed an unarmed black teenager. The facts may still be unclear, but the outrage from groups on all sides of the issue has crystallized on the streets of Ferguson and around the country.




Illinois Public Radio - Illinois Public Media News - August 27, 2014 ~ Comment (0)

Pregnant Workers To Be Protected Under New State Law

By Hannah Meisel

Governor Pat Quinn signs measure protecting pregnant women from losing their jobs.

Despite current employment protections, pregnant women in the workplace are still sometimes forced out of jobs in Illinois. The governor Tuesday signed legislation aimed at ending that practice.




AP - Illinois Public Media News - August 19, 2014

Prayers For Peace In Ferguson

By The Associated Press, with Addtional Reporting from National Public Radio

Protests on Monday, Aug. 18 in Ferguson, Mo

The archbishop of St. Louis says a Mass for Peace and Justice Wednesday will offer prayers for Ferguson.  At least two people were shot and 31 were arrested in clashes Monday night.




NPR - Illinois Public Media News - August 15, 2014

Ferguson Police Release Name Of Officer Who Shot Michael Brown

By Bill Chappell

Capt. Ron Johnson with Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon

Ferguson Police Chief Thomas Jackson says the officer who shot and killed unarmed black teenager Michael Brown last Saturday is Darren Wilson, a six-year veteran of the force who has no disciplinary actions on his record with the department.


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