November 17, 2014

After Tornado, Rebuild In Washington Is Steady, But Slow

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.


Marchers protest in Ferguson, Missouri.
AP Photo
October 03, 2014

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

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.


September 12, 2014

TV Anchorman Says He Has Months To Live

A central Illinois TV news anchorman fighting brain cancer has told viewers he has only four to six months to live, but he hopes to work as long as he can.  


September 10, 2014

Campus Groups Organize Service Event for 9-11

On the evening of 9-11, University of Illinois students will meet to pack meals for a local food bank --- and discuss the lasting impact of the attacks that occurred 13 years ago.


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