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AP - Illinois Public Media News - January 14, 2014

EIU Turns To Crowd-Sourcing To Help Fund Autism Center

by The Associated Press, with additional reporting from Illinois Public Media

Eastern Illinois University hopes to open a new autism center and the school is trying to raise startup money in an unusual way for a university: a crowd-sourcing campaign.

Categories: Community, Economics, Education

WILL - Illinois Public Media News - January 13, 2014

Homeless Try To Stay Warm, Together

By Sean Powers


(Duration: 6:02)

Teresa Webb, 50, has been homeless for the last eight months. She gets supplies from the Salvation Army truck in Champaign on Thursday, Jan. 2, 2014.

For homeless people in central Illinois, escaping the recent snow and frigid temperatures can be a challenge. Shelters and transition centers offer short-term help for some, but homeless families often face a tough choice between staying together or staying warm.

Categories: Community, Economics, Poverty

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