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Illinois Public Radio - Illinois Public Media News - November 17, 2014

After Tornado, Rebuild In Washington Is Steady, But Slow

By Alex Rusciano


(Duration: 2:48)

Families continue to move back into Washington, Illinois a year after an EF4 tornado damaged or destroyed more than 1,100 homes. The majority of destroyed properties are getting rebuilt. And the surge of new construction coupled with returning residents has the city on track to be bigger and potentially better.

Categories: Community

WILL - Illinois Public Media News - October 22, 2014

Little Free Libraries Spread The Joy Of Books In Central Illinois

By Jim Meadows


(Duration: 4:07)

Cara Finnegan stands by her Little Free Library in Champaign.

Central Illinois is home to several Little Free Libraries, outdoor boxes filled with books,  free for anyone to take, or add to.

WILL - Illinois Public Media News - October 03, 2014

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

by: WILL Staff


(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 08, 2014

Animal Sciences Faculty Sign Letter Supporting Wise

By Jim Meadows

While faculty at some University of Illinois departments have passed no-confidence votes against their Chancellor, faculty at one department are uniting to support her.

Categories: Community, Education

WILL - Illinois Public Media News - September 02, 2014

Fundraiser For Mideast Conflicts Vets Memorial Rescheduled

By Jim Meadows

Danville's annual Finest Vs. The Bravest softball tournament has been rescheduled for Saturday, September 6th, at Danville Stadium, after being rained out August 23rd.

Categories: Community, Military, Sports

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