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WILL - Illinois Public Media News - November 24, 2014

Ferguson Protests In Illinois

By The Associated Press & Jim Meadows

Protesters march during a rally near Chicago Police headquarters Monday night.

Dozens of protesters outside Chicago Police Department's headquarters started marching as soon as they heard that a grand jury had decided not to indict a Ferguson, Missouri, police officer in the shooting death of an unarmed, black 18-year-old in August.  


AP - Illinois Public Media News - November 24, 2014

Grand Jury Won’t Indict Ferguson Cop In Shooting

By Jim Saltere & David A. Lieb

Lesley McSpadden, the mother of Michael Brown reacts to the grand jury decision.

 President Barack Obama says he joins with Michael Brown's family in urging peaceful protests after a grand jury decided not to indict the Ferguson police officer who shot and killed the unarmed, black 18-year-old. 



WILL - Illinois Public Media News - October 03, 2014

Beyond Ferguson, Part 2: A WILL-AM 580 Special

by: WILL Staff

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(Duration: 59:18)

Marchers protest in Ferguson, Missouri.

Last month, host Janice Marie Collins, a University of Illinois journalism professor, began a conversation about some of the questions raised by the shooting of an unarmed black man in Ferguson, Missouri.  That conversation continued Friday, Oct. 3, with a live special focusing on what comes next and the search for solutions.



WILL - Illinois Public Media News - September 05, 2014

Beyond Ferguson: White Fear, Black Anger, American Rage

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(Duration: 51:26)

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.






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