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NPR - Illinois Public Media News - February 18, 2014

Demographic Shifts Contribute To The Changing Face Of Retail

By Yuki Noguchi

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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. 







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

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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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