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NPR - Illinois Public Media News - March 10, 2014

Sandy Hook Killer’s Father Wishes His Son Hadn’t Been Born

By Mark Memmott

Flowers, candles and stuffed animals at a makeshift memorial in Newtown, Conn., the week after 20 children and 6 adults were killed at Sandy Hook Elementary School.

"How much do I beat up on myself about the fact that he's my son? A lot." The New Yorker has posted a long piece based on six interviews with Peter Lanza, whose son Adam killed 20 first-graders and six adults at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., on Dec. 14, 2012.

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WILL - Illinois Public Media News - February 25, 2014

Champaign County Waiting To Issue Same-Sex Marriage Licenses Early

By Sean Powers, with additional reporting from The Associated Press

Cook County Clerk David Orr, left, performs a marriage ceremony for Theresa Volpe, second from left, and Mercedes Santos on Friday, Feb. 21, 2014, in Chicago.

Last week, a federal judge issued a ruling to allow same-sex couples in Cook County to marry ahead of June 1, when same-sex marriage will be legal in all of Illinois. That has raised questions about how the ruling affects other counties wanting to issue the marriage licenses early.


NPR - Illinois Public Media News - February 18, 2014

Demographic Shifts Contribute To The Changing Face Of Retail

By Yuki Noguchi

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Wal-Mart

So far this year, retail chains have announced some heavy cuts. J.C. Penney said it would close 33 stores. Macy's said it would lay off 2,500 workers. Sears will close its flagship Chicago store in April.

Categories: Business, Community

WILL - Illinois Public Media News - February 07, 2014

U Of I Forum Held Following Personal Attacks Against Chancellor

By Sean Powers, with production assistance by Amanda Tugade

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University of Illinois students Kimberly Arquines and Jennifer Sun attend a forum on digital hate and civil discourse on Feb. 6, 2014 on the U of I’s Urbana campus. Arquines was one of the students who posted personal attacks on Twitter last mo

The University of Illinois hosted a forum on digital hate and civil discourse on Thursday night, following a recent barrage of racist and sexist tweets targeting the chancellor on the Urbana campus. 




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