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NPR - Illinois Public Media News - September 10, 2014

Ferguson’s Plan To Cut Back On Court Fees Could Inspire Change

By Joseph Shapiro

A line of people wait to speak during a meeting of the Ferguson City Council.

Ferguson, Missouri's City Council met for the first time since the shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown. Members have proposed addressing one source of tension -- and cut back on the heavy collection of court fines and fees that hurt low-income people the most.


AP - Illinois Public Media News - September 09, 2014

NCAA Lifts Penn State’s Postseason Ban, Restores Scholarships

By The Associated Press

Members of the 2013 Penn State football team take the field.

Penn State football got out from under the most severe on-field sanctions imposed on it two years ago over the Jerry Sandusky child abuse scandal, learning Monday that the NCAA will allow it to compete in this year's postseason and that all scholarships will return in 2015.



NPR - Illinois Public Media News - September 08, 2014

Cheap Drinks And Risk-Taking Fuel College Drinking Culture

by Patti Neighmond

Artwork by Rob Donnelly for NPR

There's no question alcohol is a factor in the majority of sexual assaults on campus. And alcohol is abundant and very present at most colleges today.  In fact, federal health officials say more than 80 percent of college students drink.


WILL - Illinois Public Media News - September 05, 2014

Beyond Ferguson: White Fear, Black Anger, American Rage

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We don’t know exactly what happened in Ferguson, Missouri on August 9th when a white police officer shot and killed an unarmed black teenager. The facts may still be unclear, but the outrage from groups on all sides of the issue has crystallized on the streets of Ferguson and around the country.


AP - Illinois Public Media News - September 05, 2014

Obama: NATO Agrees On Action Against Islamic State

By The Associated Press

President Obama speaks at NATO Summit Friday in Wales.

President Barack Obama says NATO members unanimously agree on the need for immediate action against Islamic State militants because they pose a threat to members of the alliance.




NPR - Illinois Public Media News - September 03, 2014

Some Accused Of Campus Assault Say The System Works Against Them

By Tovia Smith

iStockphoto of college dorm room.

After years of criticism for being too lax on campus sexual assault, some colleges and universities are coming under fire from students who say the current crackdown on perpetrators has gone too far.



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