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WILL - Illinois Public Media News - December 19, 2014

Proposed Eavesdropping Law Allows Recording Police (Contrary To Internet Rumors)

By Hannah Meisel

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Police cordon off area in Chicago

Nine months after the Illinois Supreme Court struck down the state’s eavesdropping law, the legislature passed a bill to replace it. The legislation, which defines eavesdropping and its consequences, is currently waiting on the governor's desk.

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WILL - Illinois Public Media News - December 16, 2014

Champaign Police Chief Cobb On Relations Between Police And African-Americans

By Jim Meadows

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Champaign Police Chief Anthony Cobb

Champaign Police Chief Anthony Cobb says his department is working to improve relations with African-American residents, with the help of community input through the Champaign Community Coalition.

Categories: Civil Rights, Government

WILL - Illinois Public Media News - December 09, 2014

Champaign County NAACP Pres. Avery On Police & African American Relations

By Jim Meadows

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(Duration: 7:43)

Patricia Avery, Pres. of Champaign County NAACP

Champaign County NAACP President Patricia Avery talks about her goals for improvements in relations between African Americans and local police.


WILL - Illinois Public Media News - December 08, 2014

Students Stage Die-In On U of I Campus

By Hannah Meisel

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Students protest before the "die-in" on the UIUC campus Monday.

Students on the University of Illinois campus dropped to the ground in unison today for a "die-in" rally. The demonstration was held in solidarity with protesters in Ferguson, Missouri and New York, who are mourning the non-indictments of the white police officers who killed unarmed black men this summer.

Categories: Civil Rights

WILL - Illinois Public Media News - December 06, 2014

Unit Four Officials “Disappointed & Saddened” By Centennial Protest Incident

By Jim Meadows

Champaign school officials say they are “disappointed and saddened” by Thursday’s incident in which a motorist tried to drive her car through a group of students protesting outside Centennial High School.

Categories: Civil Rights, Education

WILL - Illinois Public Media News - December 05, 2014

Motorist Drives Through Centennial Student Protest; No Charges In Altercation

By Hannah Meisel and Scott Cameron

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Screenshot from a video showing a car driving in the middle of a student rally at Centennial High School on Thursday.

It’s still not clear what led to yesterday’s altercation between a driver and students outside of Champaign’s Centennial High School. A student protest against the killings of black men Michael Brown and Eric Garner by white police officers ended when a woman drove her car into the center of the rally. 


WILL - Illinois Public Media News - December 03, 2014

Harvard Law Professor Charles Ogletree Talks Racial Injustice In America

By Hannah Meisel

Harvard Law Professor Charles Ogletree speaks with a lecture attendee Wednesday at the U of I.

The deaths this summer of two African American men at the hands of white police officers again brought racial tension to the national spotlight; The death of unarmed black teen Michael Brown in Ferguson resulted in a decision to not indict Officer Darren Wilson last month, and on Wednesday, a grand jury in New York decided to not charge NYPD Officer Daniel Pantaleo in the choking death of Eric Garner.



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.  


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