A black tee shirt reading Ride for Ray.
Brian Moline/Illinois Public Media
December 11, 2015

Ray Spooner’s “Little Ride” Continues To Grow; Benefit On Sunday

In October, we told you the story of Ray Spooner, the Urbana man with ALS, or Lou Gehrig’s disease, who was embarking on a bike ride across the country to raise money and awareness for ALS research.  Ray is back home after finishing his ride, though it was anything but smooth.  As Illinois Public Media’s Brian Moline learned this week, Ray’s “little ride” has turned into something much bigger.

Portrait of Wes Moore
Courtesy Wes Moore
December 08, 2015

Author Wes Moore To Speak Tuesday Night On U Of I Campus

Bestselling author Wes Moore's Book, "The Other Wes Moore," is the current selection of the University of Illinois' "One Book, One Campus" program. Before speaking Tuesday night at the Illini Union, he spoke with Illinois Public Media's Brian Moline about the book, the Freddie Gray case, and his Bridge EDU program.

Jacob Morrissey mugshot.
December 01, 2015

Standoff In Rantoul Ends In Apparent Suicide

Champaign County Coroner Duane Northrup said Jacob K. Morrissey, 26, Mahomet, was pronounced dead at 12:45 a.m. Tuesday.  A report from the Champaign County Sheriff says Morrissey appears to have shot himself while in the attic of a Rantoul home late Monday night. 

Fireman statue in West Side Park wearing one of Gretchen's scarves
Amanda Honigfort/WILL
November 27, 2015

Scarves For Champaign-Urbana’s Residents - And Statues

Scarves are showing up on statues around Champaign-Urbana with a message to take one if you need it. It’s the work of Gretchen Warner. She wanted to find a way to help people stay warm this winter, so she started crocheting. 

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